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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

YouTube Tuesday #1

It’s easy to forget just how young Silverchair were when Frogstomp hit in the States in 1995/96.

While their mates were at school in Newcastle, Ben, Chris and Daniel were supporting the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Madison Square Garden in New York.

This video is a great example of how much the band – and their music – have changed over the past ten years. It also begs the question, will we ever hear these songs live again? I’d say “no”.

So enjoy this rocking performance. It’s the first of a regular series of rare and interesting videos I’ll feature every Tuesday from the YouTube vaults. Don’t forget to check back next week for the next instalment.

Madison Square Garden, New York
9 February 1996
Madman (edited)
Leave Me Out (edited)
Findaway (full version)
Suicidal Dream (edited)

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June 5, 2007   No Comments

Silverchair sign US deal

This is the news that North American fans (and anyone else interested in Silverchair’s ongoing label dramas in the US) have been waiting for…

Silverchair have signed to Warner Music’s Independent Label Group (ILG) in the States and their fifth studio album Young Modern will be released on July 24.

What does this mean? Well, the band will be doing their first full tour of North America since 1999. They will also be promoting the album through press, radio and TV.

Whether this translates into airplay on (the notoriously tough) American radio market is another question. On a positive note it means that US fans will have their first fully promoted album release since Neon Ballroom in 1999. Ana’s Song was a hit back then, let’s hope Straight Lines can have some similar success.

May 30, 2007   No Comments

Enmore Theatre show online

The fine folks at silverchair.nu have uploaded a live recording of the May 9 Enmore Theatre show in Sydney.

Although it’s one continuous 146Mb file, the audio quality is above average and is well worth the download. Grab it here while you can.

Enmore Theatre, Sydney, AUS
9 May 2007 (106 mins approx)

Set:
Young Modern Station, Low, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Emotion Sickness, Without You, Tuna In The Brine, Luv Your Life, Sleep All Day, Reflections Of A Sound, The Greatest View, Those Thieving Birds/Strange Behaviour, Don’t Wanna Be The One, Insomnia, Straight Lines, The Door, Mind Reader, Freak

Encore:
If You Keep Losing Sleep, The Lever

May 28, 2007   No Comments

Silverchair's 'One Night Stand'

The Australian music channel JTV has posted some beautiful live footage of Silverchair performing Young Modern Station at Cowra’s One Night Stand festival on April 20.

You can check it out along with a couple of band interviews here.

Apparently the full concert will be broadcast on JTV in July. Hopefully they’ll also put it online for the rest of us.

May 26, 2007   No Comments

Silverchair on TV

Aussie fans can look forward to the ‘chair rocking their TV sets this weekend.

The band’s live performance at Cowra’s ‘One Night Stand’ festival will be broadcast on JTV at 11pm AEST on Friday 18th May and at 9am AEST on Saturday the 19th.

It will be followed by a ‘Silverchair Special’ on Rage at 11:05pm on the Saturday. Check out the Rage website here for details.

The rest of us can sit and wait and hope that someone uploads it to YouTube.

May 16, 2007   No Comments

Silverchair store

A new Silverchair store selling official merchandise opened it’s virtual doors this week.

All those looking for some Young Modern T-shirts and other parenphenalia should grab your (or your parent’s) credit cards and head to http://www.tsprint.com.au/silverchair.

May 10, 2007   No Comments

Young Modern tops Frogstomp

Today comes the news that Silverchair’s fifth studio album Young Modern has become the most successful of their career.

The band’s latest release has held the top position for an impressive four weeks, beating their debut album Frogstomp which was at #1 for three weeks.

These figures are based on the Australian album chart. Young Modern has achieved double platinum status (sales of 150,000) and is the fastest selling album of their career.

The question now is whether this success in their home country can translate to overseas sales. Only time will tell, but it just goes to show what can happen when mainstream radio pick up your ‘hit’ single. Next stop: North America for a “modern rock radio” assault!

Read the full press release at Chairpage.

April 30, 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