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29-10-2007

SILVERCHAIR DOMINATE THE 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 honour.

They also received the following awards:

Best Rock Album
Single Of The Year
Best Group
Highest Selling Single
Best Video

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 band was obviously moved by the accolades, thanking "all the people who have stuck with them over the years".

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.

The group will now take 2 weeks off before returning to the U.S. for 5 weeks of shows. "Straight Lines" is currently a top 10 video and top 20 airplay hit in North America and has received the strongest reviews of Silverchair's career.