Tickets go on sale next week for Silverchair's "Across The Night" Australian tour. In the leadup to the big day, fans will get to see, hear and read fresh interviews with the band as they reflect on a rollercoaster year and look forward to the tour.

For starters, Daniel will appear on Triple J with Richard Kingsmill for a whole hour this weekend. He will play some CD's and chat about "Diorama". It will be his first interview on the national youth broadcaster since the album was launched there back in April. Overseas fans can listen in via the Triple J website.

On Sunday, a four page cover story will appear in the free colour magazine that accompanies the News Ltd newspapers in most Australian states (eg: Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Herald Sun etc.). The piece may be posted on www.news.com.au so keep an eye out for that if you're interested.

On Tuesday afternoon Ben Gillies will co-host the drive time show on Sydney's Triple M and again this will be accessible online via www.mrock.com.au.

Then from 9.30pm to 10.30pm on Tuesday December 3, Channel 10 will broadcast a Rove[live] special on Silverchair. The show will feature brand new interview footage which was filmed this week in Melbourne. It will also feature behind the scenes studio footage plus excepts of performances from the ARIA Awards and "Rock In Rio".

There is also some activity in music stores. As previously announced, "The Diorama Box" - a limited edition set containing all the singles from the album - hits the streets in Australia on December 1. To order online check out etailers like CDfulfillment and Soundworld. Also, apparently Silverchair's former record company have decided to change the "Best Of" compilation which they put together in 2000 after the band parted ways with the label. That rush released package originally contained two CD's. One CD had all the singles on it and the second CD contained some collectable tunes. The record company has now decided to make these two CD's available separately. The band was not consulted about this decision and there is nothing they can do about it. Chairpage understands that the 'new' "Best Of" CD will look exactly the same as the old one but it will now only contain one disc of hit singles. The collectable songs that were originally included on the second disc of the "old" "Best Of" album will now be available on a separate CD called "Rarities".

We just thought you should know about this in case you see the "Rarities" disc in your local music shop and mistakenly think it contains previously unreleased recordings. It does not. All the songs on "Rarities" were originally released on the old "Best Of" CD.

Stay tuned for more Silverchair news over the coming weeks!