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Silverchair’s new album Young Modern officially became the most successful album of their career today when it racked up its fourth week at #1 on the national albums chart. This achievement tops the three weeks their phenomenally successful debut frogstomp spent at pole position way back in 1995.
Young Modern has also raced to double platinum sales accreditation faster than any other Silverchair release with sales in the first month of over 150,000 copies.
The trio kicked off their sold out national tour over the weekend with two shows in Brisbane. They headed to Sydney on Sunday for MTV’s Australian Music Video Awards where they became the first Aussie artist to receive the “Video Vanguard Award”. The prize recognizes career excellence and has previously been presented in the U.S. to artists such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Madonna.
The tour now continues with dates in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth before hitting Sydney next week.
The band is expected to head overseas over the Australian winter to support the northern hemisphere release of Young Modern. Plans for that release will be announced shortly but in the meantime the group has announced two weeks of European dates in August including some major festival appearances on the continent and a headlining date at London’s legendary Brixton Academy.