Press Release, June 2012:
Selling over 10m albums worldwide and critically acclaimed as one of the best live music acts ever, Muse’s 2007 H.A.A.R.P. tour has been crowned Wembley’s Greatest Event (1923 – 2010) as part of an online vote, which saw over 55,000 fans re-live their favourite moments from the stadium's 88 year history at wembleystadium.com.
Muse at Wembley Stadium, 2007
Muse secured victory over Live Aid, England’s historic 1966 World Cup victory, Foo Fighters, the 1994 Rugby Challenge Cup Final, Queen’s 1986 Magic tour and the Michael Jackson Bad Tour. Now Muse’s Greatest Event victory will be marked with a permanent installation at Wembley Stadium which sport and music fans can enjoy for many years to come.
Melvin Benn, Chairman of Wembley Stadium, said: “Whilst all Wembley’s events have been special, Muse are very deserving winners for their 2007 Wembley concerts which were nothing short of spectacular. For me it is fitting that a band widely acknowledged for being one of the best live acts in the world has now been recognized for putting on the Greatest Event at Wembley Stadium, one of the best live entertainment venues in the world.”
Wembley Greatest Event Top 5 (1923 – 2010)
1. 2007 Muse (H.A.A.R.P Tour)
2. 1988 Michael Jackson (Bad Tour)
3. 1986 Queen Live at Wembley)
4. 2009 Take That (Circus Tour)
5. 1966 World Cup – England v Germany
Voted for by members of the public at www.wembleystadium.com (57,869 votes cast)