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Silverchair to play two new songs at Groovin’ The Moo festivals!

Chris Joannou playing live in the Triple J studio, 23 April 2010 (Photo credit: Triple J)

Silverchair bassist Chris Joannou today announced the band will be playing two new songs during their upcoming run of live shows around Australia.

The information was revealed in a message sent to subscribers of the band’s mailing list this morning [Update: the message has now been posted on Chairpage.]

The titles of the new songs are:

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— Machina Collecta

Chris also spoke about the recording of the album. “As you may have come to expect from us – the album is moving in a very different direction from anything we’ve recorded previously. The three of us are all really pumped to be back in the studio again making new music together.”

He continued: “It’s been all systems go in the Silverchair camp over the last little while. Since Dan returned home from New York (where he spent time writing last year) we’ve all been in lock down rehearsing and doing demos… We are really excited with the sounds emerging from the studio and everyday is a new surprise.”

The album is currently being referred to as simply “Album #6″.

Silverchair play their first live shows since 2008 over the next few weeks. Tomorrow they will headline the Groovin’ The Moo festival at Bendigo Showgrounds (VIC), followed by Townsville (QLD), Maitland (NSW), Canberra (ACT), Bunbury (WA) and Darwin (NT).

Keep an eye on this site for updates from the shows.

April 30, 2010   No Comments

New Zealand tour confirmed

Silverchair will take their ‘Across the Great Divide’ tour across the Tasman Sea in October.

The band have announced four shows in New Zealand, including stops in Wellington and a huge show on the Labour Day long weekend in Auckland.

Powderfinger will also be playing on these dates.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 9am on July 23. Someone in the Silverchair management must have sold their soul to Visa because once again there is a special presale for Visa Card holders (9am on July 20.)

16-Oct-2007 – Christchurch – Westpac Arena (Tickets on sale July 23)
18-Oct-2007 – Wellington – TSB Bank Arena (Tickets on sale July 23)
19-Oct-2007 – Palmerston North – Arena Manawatu (Tickets on sale July 23)
20-Oct-2007 – Auckland – Vector Arena (Tickets on sale July 23)

July 5, 2007   No Comments

New B-sides and a New Zealand tour

Silverchair bass player Chris Joannou

Chris Joannou has revealed that the band have recorded three new B-sides for release with the next singles.

In an exclusive post on the Silverchair MySpace page, he wrote:

Over the last week we have been in the studio finishing off some b sides for the next singles. They were from some sessions that we did a couple of months ago in Sydney with Scott Horscroft who also worked with us on Young Modern. There are three songs that we have recorded, so keep an ear out for them!

He also revealed plans to bring the ‘Across The Great Divide’ tour to New Zealand. A further announcement is expected later today.

For the full post (and a larger version of the image above) check out the Silverchair MySpace blog here.

June 28, 2007   No Comments

Across The Great Divide television ad

Across The Great Divide tour logo

You can now watch the advertisement for the Across The Great Divide tour here.

This ad will be screened on televisions across Australia. What this means is that tickets will sell really fast and you should sign up to the Silverchair mailing list for presale information. Join by clicking on ‘Get email updates’ at the top of the Chairpage news page.

June 22, 2007   No Comments

Tour page updated

There are now 50 Silverchair shows listed on the Tour page.

The band are riding a wave of popularity after the success of Young Modern in Australia. These shows promise to be some of their best ever so be sure to check the band out if you can.

Tour and ticket info for every gig can be accessed via the link above or here.

June 15, 2007   No Comments

Silverchair announce huge Oz tour

Across The Divide
Silverchair have announced a massive 22-date tour across Australia.

The tour is the band’s biggest since the 1997 ‘Summer Freak Shows’ and will include many regional areas.

They will also co-headline with with one of Australia’s most popular bands: Powderfinger.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 9am on July 9, but there will be a pre-sale for fanclub members. It might also be worth signing up for the Silverchair mailing list (hint hint). Use the form at the top of the news page on the offical site.

Venue details will be posted here shortly, until then check out the official press release.

(Updated 14.Jun.2007 – 01.30+1GMT)

June 13, 2007   No Comments

Silverchair hit the USA (and Canada)

American and Canadian Silverchair fans rejoice!

The band have announced their first full tour of North America in eight years.

Tickets go on sale for many shows (including Anaheim, Los Angeles, Montreal, Portland, San Diego and Seattle) very shortly. If the February gigs were anything to go by these will sell fast! Check below for on-sale dates and details.

This tour will precede a run of European shows in August. There are also rumours of an Australian tour later this year.

Anyone attending these shows is encouraged to send setlists, photos and reviews to the site. They will then be published on an upcoming tour page.

This is the most active Silverchair have been in years. Please get involved!

13-July-2007 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues (Tickets on sale 10am TODAY)
14-July-2007 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (Tickets on sale 10am TODAY)
15-July-2007 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues (Tickets on sale 10am TODAY)
17-July-2007 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent (Tickets on sale June 10th)
19-July-2007 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theatre (Tickets on sale midday TODAY)
20-July-2007 – Seattle, WA – Showbox (Tickets on sale midday TODAY)
21-July-2007 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom (Tickets on sale June 15th)
23-July-2007 – Atlanta, GA – Roxy Theatre (Tickets on sale June 16th)
24-July-2007 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (Tickets on sale June 14th)
26-July-2007 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (Tickets on sale June 13th)
27-July-2007 – New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom (Tickets on sale June 15th)
28-July-2007 – Philadelphia, PA – Fillmore at the TLA (Tickets on sale June 15th)
29-July-2007 – Boston, MA – Paradise (Tickets on sale June 14th)
30-July-2007 – Montreal, QC – Le Spectrum (Tickets on sale NOW!)
3-August-2007 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews (Tickets on sale June 15th)
1-August-2007 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix (Tickets on sale June 14th)
4-August-2007 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza (Tickets on sale NOW)
5-August-2007 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue (Tickets on sale June 16th)

June 8, 2007   No Comments

Silverchair in the UK

It has been a busy day over at Silverchair HQ.

In addition to their appearance at Lollapalooza (see below) the band have announced a run of UK dates.

10-Aug-2007 – Brixton Academy, London, UK (www.seetickets.com)
11-Aug-2007 – Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, UK (www.seetickets.com)
12-Aug-2007 – Ritz, Manchester, UK (www.seetickets.com)
13-Aug-2007 – Rock City, Nottingham, UK (www.gigantic.com)

The London show is shaping up to be huge. The Brixton Academy holds over twice as many people (4921 to be exact) as the last venue Silverchair played in the capital (the Shepherds Bush Empire in 2003).

There’s a great Wikipedia entry about the history of the Brixton Academy. On 10 August 2007 it will likely be full to bursting with ex-pat Aussies living in London (like me).

April 12, 2007   No Comments

Silverchair rock Lollapalooza

It’s been a while, but Silverchair are finally back on the US summer festival circuit.

Today the band announced they’d be playing the Lollapalooza Festival festival in Chicago in early August.

All you Americans (and Canadians) keep an eye on the official site for more info.

After the success of the February shows I’m hoping they announce some more headline dates in the US soon.

April 12, 2007   No Comments