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Silverchair have scored their first #1 on the Australian singles charts in over a decade with today's chart topping debut of their new release "Straight Lines".

It's only the group's third #1 single in Australia (alongside 1995's "Tomorrow" and 1997's "Freak") and it's already been certified gold. This makes Silverchair the first aussie band since The Easybeats and The Seekers in the 1960's to have 3 #1 singles.

"Straight Lines" is the first taste of the trio's highly anticipated album YOUNG MODERN which hits stores on Saturday March 31.

Two days after that release tickets will go onsale for a handful of unusually intimate Australian gigs to help launch the disc.

Tickets for these shows go onsale to the general public at noon on April 2 (although the Maitland festival is already onsale).

If you want to experience Silverchair live before this tour you may want to check out a special live set to be broadcast on the Nova radio network from 6.00pm to 7.00pm on Sunday April 1 and/or the band's appearance later that same night on the premiere of network 10's new "Rove" TV show.

Alternatively, later in April you could visit the tiny NSW town of Cowra who last week won the right to stage an exclusive Silverchair show as part of Triple J's "One Night Stand" promotion.