Bon Jovi to open The O2 Arena

They'll be the first band to perform at the Millennium Dome

Bon Jovi are set to open The O2 Arena in London.

The New Jersey band will kick off proceedings at the revamped Millennium Dome in the UK capital on June 24.

As previously announced, Justin Timberlake will play the arena in July while The Rolling Stones, Scissor Sisters, Take That and Jeff Wayne’s musical version of ‘The War Of The Worlds’ are all booked to play the London venue.

The new complex, which seats nearly 30,000 in the main room, also features the smaller venue Indigo. As previously reported, this will be opened by Jools Holland on July 2.

Tickets go on sale for the Bon Jovi show on April 20 at 9am.

To check availability and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now.

Meanwhile, Bon Jovi are set to release their new album ’Lost Highway’ on June 11.