Here’s an exclusive pic of the band with Dave Bottrill backstage at the Kool Haus show on Friday night.
Daniel dedicated a song on the night to the Diorama producer and mixer of Young Modern.
Stayed tuned for more photos and show reviews as they come in.
Silverchair have added an additional aussie date to their touring schedule. The band will headline "Groovin The Moo" Maitland on Saturday, May 12.
Maitland is a city only a short drive from Silverchair's home town of Newcastle. This show will see the band return to their home town region for their first show since the awesome New Years Eve gig at The Brewery.
Groovin' The Moo
Maitland Showground, Bloomfield Street, Maitland NSW
Saturday May 12
11.30am – 11.30pm
$79 + booking fee
Onsale from 9am Monday 19 February 2007
From Groovin The Moo, Moshtix and Ticketek or Ph 13 2849
Buses will be running between Newcastle and Maitland showground for $15.00 return
Triple J's One Night Stand is back for 2007! On Friday April 20, Silverchair, Midnight Juggernauts, Behind Crimson Eyes and the Funktrust will be hitting the stage, somewhere in Australia. And all you've got to do is win it!
Any community (within Australia) with a population of 20,000 or less is eligible to enter. As always, it isn't easy, but it's worth it!
Full details and entry kit are available from Triple J's One Night Stand Website
MySpace.com today launched an Australian first in online and music interaction, giving users the chance to direct a video for one of the country’s most popular and respected bands, Silverchair.
“Straight Lines” - the first single and video from the band’s eagerly awaited new album, Young Modern, will premiere on the band’s Myspace site (www.myspace.com/silverchair) this Friday at 12pm. It will be the first new Silverchair song to be unveiled since 2002’s landmark Diorama album.
However, for the first time, people will also be able to make their own video for the epic rock track and share it with the world. Budding local directors can download unedited footage of the band performing, “ Straight Lines”, via www.myspace.com/silverchairvideocomp. It is then up to them to edit together the coolest video possible using the tools provided online.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for MySpace users to get involved creatively with the site and with one of our country’s most well known bands,” general manger for Fox Interactive Media, Rebekah Horne said.
“This is the first time this has been done, so we really want people to get their creative juices flowing and get involved – anyone with a PC or Mac computer can do it.”
Each video submitted will be uploaded onto the competition site, with a top five determined by the most number of views made by fellow MySpace users.
The members of Silverchair will have final say on which of the top five videos will become the winner.
“With the new album we really wanted to shake things up and just recapture the fun of being in band so letting anyone make a video for our song fits in well with that approach”, says Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies. “I’ve got no idea what kinds of videos people will make but it should be interesting to see what they come up with.”
The winning video will be aired on Australia’s number one music television show, Video Hits, and will get to meet the band and be presented with a signed gold album plaque as well as a copy of the band’s new album, Young Modern (national release on March 31).
Public voting closes on March 14, so visit www.myspace.com/silverchairvideocomp to get involved.
Silverchair fans will get their first taste of the band’s long awaited new album Young Modern this Friday (February 2nd) when the disc’s first single – “Straight Lines” – premieres on Australian radio and on the band’s websites www.chairpage.com, www.myspace.com/silverchair.
The epic rock track will be the first brand new Silverchair song to hit the airwaves in almost five years. The song was one of the standouts from the group’s recent acclaimed performances at the sold out Homebake and Pyramid festivals.
“Straight Lines” was produced by group frontman Daniel Johns with legendary Midnight Oil collaborator Nick Launay who worked on previous Silverchair albums Freak Show and Neon Ballroom. It was mixed by David Bottrill who did the band’s last album – their 2002 classic, Diorama.
The video for the song will also premiere on Friday. It features a dynamic band performance that was filmed at the Olympic Park train station in Sydney by Directors Paul Goldman and Alice Bell ( the pair behind the acclaimed film Suburban Mayhem).
Silverchair are currently in Canada putting the final touches to the mixing of Young Modern. The group recently announced that they would do some showcase gigs in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles before they return home and were staggered by the demand. More than 2000 tickets sold out in each city in minutes with very little advertising and no promotion – a feat unmatched in the band’s history.
The dates are expected to further fuel US record company interest in the band. The trio are currently free agents internationally having made the unusual move of self funding the creation of Young Modern to ensure full creative freedom.
In other Silverchair news it has been announced that a CD single of “Straight Lines” will be released in Australia on Saturday March 10 with Young Modern to follow on March 31.
The CD single will feature 3 bonus tracks - two more original songs plus a live version of the Midnight Oil classic “I Don’t Wanna Be The One” which Silverchair performed at last year’s ARIA Awards to induct the Oils into the Hall Of Fame.
Welcome to the beginning of the all new chairpage. We're rapidly heading towards the release of the new Silverchair album "Young Modern" (out Mar 31 in Australia and later this year elsewhere). Between now and then this site will gradually morph into the Young Modern world. We'll be introducing some new features and a whole new look piece by piece.
As a first step we're "walking in a straight line" with the new single. This Friday we will be premiering the new single and video here at chairpage.
Make sure you stay tuned for all the latest news about the band as it unfolds and you can find out more on tour stuff "Straight Lines" will be released on CD in Australia on March 10th.
Due to overwhelming demand for tickets to their G'Day Toronto show Silverchair have just announced a second Toronto date. This second show will take place on Friday, February 16, at the Kool Haus. Tickets go on sale on Thursday January 25 at 10am.