Bon Jovi have been forced to apologise to fans, after adding an extra early date to their UK tour devastated fans who believed they had bought tickets to the first concert at London's revamped Wembley Stadium.

The New Jersey rockers' 11 June (06) gig was originally billed as the first music concert played in Britain's most prestigious venue since it's closure in 2000, but high demand prompted organisers to schedule another performance for 10 June, upsetting thousands who had already purchased 11 June tickets.

Senior vice president of promoter AEG, Rob Hallett, says, "We took the view, given the band's massive popularity, that it was better to please all their true fans that couldn't get tickets than disappoint a tiny minority who just wanted to be able to say they had been to the first show at Wembley.

"The new stadium is going to be a fabulous arena - but wherever, whenever Bon Jovi play they deliver a fantastic experience."

Coincidentally, the KEEP THE FAITH hitmakers closed the stadium with three sell-out nights prior to its 2000 demolition.