In the leadup to the March 31 release of their new album Young Modern, Silverchair has announced that they will perform a handful of special Australian gigs in late April and early May. While the band has headlined major festivals like Homebake and Pyramid Festival over the last year, the “Young Modern Tour” will be the trio’s first indoor concerts in their homeland for nearly 4 years.

All shows will go onsale to the general public at noon on April 2nd. Given the relatively intimate nature of these venues tickets are expected to sell out quickly so special arrangements have been put in place to provide a limited allocation of tickets for chairpage viewers and members of the chairpage mailing list from 9am to 12 noon EST Friday March 30 from the Silverchair online ticketing store - http://silverchair.oztix.com.au/.

Special guests on all shows will be acclaimed Sydney indie band Dappled Cities Fly. Details are as follows:

Friday 27 April - The Tivoli Brisbane (18+)
Tickets available from http://www.chairpage.com/, Ticketek 132 849 http://www.ticketek.com.au/, Skinnys Music (07) 3229 2389 & Rockinghorse (07) 3229 5360

Tues 1 May - Metro Nightclub Melbourne (18+)
Tickets available from http://www.chairpage.com/, http://www.webtickets.com.au/ & Ticketek 132 849 http://www.ticketek.com.au/

Fri 4 May - Thebarton Theatre Adelaide (Licensed & All Ages)
Tickets available from http://www.chairpage.com/ & Venue Tix (08) 8225 8888 http://www.venuetix.com.au/

Sun 6 May - Metropolis Fremantle (18+)
Tickets available from http://www.chairpage.com/, http://www.heatseeker.com.au/, Star Perth (08) 9321 6230, Mills Records Fremantle (08) 9335 1945, Planet Video Mt Lawley (08) 9328 7464, Beat Music Karrinyup (08) 9446 5839

Wed 9 May - Enmore Theatre Sydney (Licensed & All Ages)
Tickets available from http://www.chairpage.com/, Enmore Theatre Box Office (02) & Ticketek 132 849 http://www.ticketek.com.au/
IMPORTANT NOTE - To gain access for this Silverchair show at the Enmore you will need a Ticketek / venue box office printed ticket to enter. Once you have purchased your ticket from Oztix you can take your receipt at any time between time of purchase and the night of the show to the Enmore Theatre box office to collect your entry to show ticket. We advise that you do this prior to the show night to avoid any delays.

Silverchair is currently riding on a high with their new single “Straight Lines” being Australia’s #1 most downloaded song over the last couple of weeks. The CD single was released last weekend so will debut on next week’s chart. The track is enjoying the strongest airplay of the group’s career making Young Modern Australia’s most anticipated album.

In other Silverchair news, the band will be the musical guests for the first edition of the new Rove when it premieres in its new timeslot on Channel 10 at 8.30pm on Sunday April 1. Contrary to internet rumours, the legendary Seekers vocalist Judith Durham will not be joining the trio on this show. However Ms Durham does provide some memorable guest vocals on new a song called “English Garden” which will be available as a bonus track with the iTunes edition of Young Modern.