After a rollercoaster year, 2002 has ended well for Silverchair.
For starters, "Diorama" returned to the Australian top10 today. It's the first Silverchair album to still be in the very top end of the local charts for the last week of the year.
This achievement follows hot on the heels of the disc being voted in the "top 10 albums of 2002" by many local critics. Plus, of course, there were the rapid fire sell outs of the band's Australian tour dates. Limited seats still remain for the second Brisbane concert but all other tickets are now gone.
Next month Silverchair is expected to figure strongly in Triple J's Hottest 100 poll. Voting is now underway.
Internationally, songs and videos from "Diorama" are receiving high rotation in many countries - most notably Germany and Brazil. The band is hoping to return to international touring after their Australian dates and chairpage hopes to be able to begin announcing some of these shows over the coming month.
All three members of Silverchair are planning to spend the holiday season close to their family and friends. On behalf of the band and everyone here at chairpage we wish you peaceful and happy holidays. Thanks also to all those Silverchair fans who have stuck by the band over this trying year. Here's to a great 2003!