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Silverchair has announced their first full North American tour since 1999. The dates will be in support of the band’s new album Young Modern which will street on July 24 in the US and Canada on Eleven: a music company through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group.
In spite of the band’s long leave of absence they recently sold out some New York, Los Angeles and Toronto shows within minutes. This phenomenal response drew a full page feature in the LA Times Calendar section and lead the LA Weekly to declare that "Silverchair have burrowed into a ‘career band niche’ … thriving on quality songwriting and authentic delivery".
Since exploding to prominence in the mid-90’s Silverchair has morphed into a much more melodic and idiosyncratic band than they were as teenagers. They are currently riding the crest of a wave in Australia with Young Modern becoming the fastest selling and most critically acclaimed album of their career to date. It was certified double platinum in their homeland after just one month.
Young Modern sees Silverchair pushing their collective envelope by combining an eclectic mix of pop sensibilities and melodic indie rock with some epic orchestral flourished by legendary Beach Boys collaborator Van Dyke Parks.
Dates for the North American leg of the Young Modern world tour will be as follows:
Friday, 13th July - San Diego, CA - House of Blues Tickets on sale June 8th
Saturday 14th July - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern Tickets on sale June 9th
Sunday, 15th July - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues Tickets on sale June 8th
Tuesday, 17th July - San Francisco, CA - The Independent Tickets on sale June 10th
Thursday, 19th July - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre Tickets on sale June 8th
Friday, 20th July - Seattle, WA - Showbox Tickets on sale June 8th
Saturday, 21st July - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom Tickets on sale June 15th
Monday, 23rd July - Atlanta, GA - Roxy Theatre Tickets on sale June 16th
Tuesday 24th July - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club Tickets on sale June 14th
Friday, 27th July - New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom Tickets on sale June 15th
Saturday, 28th July - Philadelphia, PA - Fillmore at the TLA Tickets on sale June 15th
Monday, 30th July - Montreal, QC - Le Spectrum Tickets on sale June 7th
Wednesday, 1st August - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Tickets on sale June 14th
Saturday, 4th August - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza Tickets on sale NOW
Sunday, 5th August - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue Tickets on sale June 16th
UPDATE - 3 NEW SHOWS ADDED
Thursday, 26th July - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom Tickets on sale June 13th
Sunday, 29th July - Boston, MA - Paradise Tickets on sale June 14th
Friday, 3rd August - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Tickets on sale June 15th
In addition to their own headline tour Silverchair will also make a mainstage appearance at the 30,000-capacity Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago on 4th August alongside Arcade Fire, Bright Eyes and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.
Quite frankly, the facts speak for themselves.
Young Modern is Silverchair's fifth consecutive #1 Album in Australia. They’ve had more number 1 albums in their homeland than any other Aussie band in history (Midnight Oil had four, INXS and AC/DC had three). Rolling Stone magazine has called their new album a "towering triumph” and the lead track Straight Lines spent four weeks at #1 making it Silverchair's biggest hit since their breakthrough single Tomorrow back in 1995.