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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

O Canada

Hot news off the ‘net – Daniel will appear live on Canadian MTV around 5.30pm today (local time). You can check out the mtv.ca web site here.

Canadian fans should also keep an eye (and ear) out for other appearances. According to the official Silverchair site Daniel will be recording interviews with other media (including Much Music) on Thursday.

July 4, 2007   No Comments

Young Modern on US iTunes

In an underwhelming statement on their MySpace page, Silverchair’s management have announced that the new album will be available online in the US before it’s available in local music retailers.

A post on the band’s MySpace blog says:

Silverchair’s highly anticipated album ‘Young Modern’ will soon be available through a special iTunes presale offer. Additional information will be posted as information becomes available.

While this presale might appeal to the general public, most Silverchair fans have already got their hands on the new album. In an age when music is available almost instantly online who can blame them? Check out comments from fans on the blog page.

July 3, 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

Silverchair street team is GO

The band have launched a street team for the upcoming US tour. If you live in North America and have some spare time on your hands you can join right here.

More info at the band’s official site here.

June 24, 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

Straight Lines on US television

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Silverchair will perfrom Straight Lines on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Thursday, 12 July.

The show is taped in front of a live audience in Los Angeles. You can request tickets from the Late Late Show web site here.

The rest of us will have to wait until the show is broadcast on the 12th (or until someone posts it on YouTube).

June 21, 2007   No Comments

Another accolade

Australian Musician magazine

Australian Musician magazine has awarded Silverchair a position in their ‘Top 50 most significant moments in Australian pop and rock history’.

They made ninth place for their achievement of having all five albums reach #1 on the Australian charts.

The list was compiled by a group of Australian ‘rock experts’ (did they study geology at university?). It includes the farewell concert of Crowded House, the death of AC/DC frontman Bon Scott, the Beatles’ Australian tour in 1964 and the Olympic Games “Sorry” protest by Midnight Oil.

The number one position was awarded to the meeting of Harry Vanda and George Young (who later formed popular 1960s band The Easybeats and wrote the classic song Friday On My Mind.)

A full report on the list can be found here.

Australian fans can pick up a copy of the mag for free at various music shops around the country. For a full list of retailers check out the Australian Musician web site here.

June 20, 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