Silverchair Sweeps Aria’s

Silverchair swept the 2007 ARIA Awards in Sydney last night. They won five ARIA’s – more than any other artist this year. Most significantly the band took out the prestigious Album Of The Year award for their acclaimed Young Modern. While they’ve had five chart topping albums over their career this was actually the first time that any Silverchair release has received that honor.

They received the following awards:
Album Of The Year
Best Group
Single Of The Year
Best Rock Album
Highest Selling Single

This extraordinary achievement makes Silverchair the most successful artist in the entire history of the ARIA Awards. Last night’s haul took the band’s career tally to 19 eclipsing John Farnham’s previous record of 18 career gongs. Silverchair opened the Awards telecast with a memorable performance of “Straight Lines” and set the tone for a very special night that cemented Silverchair in their rightful place as one of the most acclaimed and successful bands in Australian music history

The ARIA’s capped the busiest few months of the band’s entire career. They have toured non-stop over the last 16 weeks racking up nearly 60 shows around the world including international festival appearances and their hugely successful “Across The Great Divide” tour with co-headliners, Powderfinger. Those shows came to an end on Friday night in Silverchair’s home town of Newcastle.

Upcoming US Tour Dates:
(additional dates to be announced soon)
11/14 – Anaheim, CA: House Of Blues (SOLD OUT)
11/15 – Las Vegas, NV: The Joint
11/16 – San Diego, CA: House Of Blues (SOLD OUT)
11/18 – San Francisco, CA: The Independent (SOLD OUT)
11/20 – Los Angeles, CA: The Wiltern
11/21 – Tempe, AZ: Marquee Theatre
11/23 – Salt Lake City, UT: The Venue
11/24 – Boulder, CO: Fox Theatre
11/26 – Oklahoma City, OK: Diamond Ballroom
11/27 – Austin, TX: La Zona Rosa
11/28 – Houston, TX: Meridian
11/29 – New Orleans, LA: House Of Blues
12/01 – Orlando, FL: House Of Blues
12/02 – North Myrtle Beach, SC: House Of Blues
12/04 – Norfolk, VA: ODU Constant Convocation Center
12/07 – Columbus, OH: Newport Music Hall
12/08 – Cleveland, OH: House Of Blues
12/11 – Indianapolis, IN: Music Mill

“After five years off, former teen rockers return with a strong, mature album.”- Rolling Stone, 4 out of 5 stars

“[Young] Modern is a polished glam-rock suite, boasting more ecstatic melodies and colorful riffs than their four previous efforts combined…Here’s hoping Silverchair’s second act is just getting started.”- Entertainment Weekly, A-

“‘Young Modern’ has reestablished Daniel Johns and crew as a commercial force, exhibiting a lush, mature sound …”- Los Angeles Times

“{On Daniel Johns} Two scoops of yum with a meow on top!”- Perez Hilton

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