CHAIR ON THE BOX
Be sure to tune into JTV on the ABC network this Friday (11pm AEST) and Saturday (9am AEST). This will be your chance to see the 'chair's live performance at the recent “One Night Stand” gig held in Cowra.
There's also a "Silverchair Special" on ABC's Rage following the show that starts at 11.05pm. For more info. check out Rage's website.
NEW CHAIRPAGE STORE
Today we launched an exciting new Store to sell a new range of official Silverchair merchandise. The previous chairpage store is still available, via the Fan Club, to allow purchase of existing stock and allow fan club (LAS) membership payments.
To check out the new Store click the floating menu Store link or any of the below items.
PHOTOS FROM FREMANTLE
We've just received and posted photos from last nights show in Fremantle in the Gallery section. Check them out here.
If you've attended any recent show, have some good quality photos, and want to exhibit them on chairpage please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have attended any Silverchair show and want to contribute to our "Road Reports" section please email your report to email@example.com.
SUPER SALE!! SUPER SALE!! SUPER SALE!!
We’re looking to tidy up our merchandise stockrooms and so the bargains are all yours!!! This is a very special opportunity to get MOST of our Silverchair merchandise at a very special price. Most of these items are not available ANYWHERE ELSE, so please hurry so you don’t miss out.
For example - Our Mini Torch used to be $10 but now it's $3.
Check out what’s on offer in the Store.
LIMITED ENMORE THEATRE SHOW TICKETS GO ON SALE
A strictly limited number of tickets for Silverchair's Enmore Theatre shows in Sydney (May 9 and 10) will be released tomorrow at 9am AEST.
Tickets for the 2 shows will be available from http://silverchair.oztix.com.au and http://premier.ticketek.com.au
Get in quick as these tickets wont last.
EXTRA SILVERCHAIR TICKETS
A strictly limited number of tickets for Silverchair's Metropolis shows in Fremantle (May 6 and 7) and Thebarton Theatre show in Adelaide (May 4) will be released today at 3pm AEST.
Tickets for the 3 shows are available from http://silverchair.oztix.com.au and http://premier.ticketek.com.au
Get in quick as these tickets wont last.
CHAIRPAGE HITS THE RANKINGS
Chairpage was recently ranked No. 2 by visits among all Australian websites in the Hitwise Music - Bands and Artists category for the quarter January - March 2007.
Thank you to everyone who visited the website in that period for your support.
YOUNG MODERN ECLIPSES FROGSTOMP
Silverchair’s new album Young Modern officially became the most successful album of their career today when it racked up its fourth week at #1 on the national albums chart. This achievement tops the three weeks their phenomenally successful debut frogstomp spent at pole position way back in 1995.
Young Modern has also raced to double platinum sales accreditation faster than any other Silverchair release with sales in the first month of over 150,000 copies.
The trio kicked off their sold out national tour over the weekend with two shows in Brisbane. They headed to Sydney on Sunday for MTV’s Australian Music Video Awards where they became the first Aussie artist to receive the “Video Vanguard Award”. The prize recognizes career excellence and has previously been presented in the U.S. to artists such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Madonna.
The tour now continues with dates in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth before hitting Sydney next week.
The band is expected to head overseas over the Australian winter to support the northern hemisphere release of Young Modern. Plans for that release will be announced shortly but in the meantime the group has announced two weeks of European dates in August including some major festival appearances on the continent and a headlining date at London’s legendary Brixton Academy.
SILVERCHAIR WIN MTV AWARD
We are very happy to report that MTV announced SILVERCHAIR as the recipients of the first ever Video Vanguard Award at the 2007 MTV Australia Video Music Awards.
The Video Vanguard Award recognises musicians who have had a profound effect on the MTV culture, and have proven to be inspirational to millions of MTV viewers – it is the equivalent to a lifetime achievement award. In the past the award has been presented to The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Madonna.
“It feels a bit weird to be getting kind of a ‘lifetime achievement’ award at 27 years of age but we’re happy to take it”, chuckled Silverchair bass player Chris Joannou. “We actually always used to hate making videos back in the day so they should really be giving this award to all those poor directors we’ve worked with over the years. But MTV have offered the gong to us for some reason so of course we’re happy to step in now and take all the credit for their hard work.”
The awards show, will be held on April 29 at Sydney’s Acer Arena. SILVERCHAIR will also be performing at the awards ceremony. You can watch the show in Australia on Foxtel, Austar, Optus and Channel 10.
There is also still time to vote for SILVERCHAIR in the MTV Australia Video Music Awards in the categories of;
* Best Group
* Video of the Year – Straight Lines
* Viewers Choice Award
Voting closes this Saturday April 28. Vote here: www.mtv.com.au/avma
TAKE A SHOWER WITH SILVERCHAIR
Labor’s environment spokesperson – and legendary Midnight Oil frontman - Peter Garrett has urged people to take a shower with Silverchair … and to clean their teeth to “Straight Lines”! Discover what he’s on about.