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by Kristi Lee // Monday, October 29, 2007 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments



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 honor.

They received the following awards:
Album Of The Year
Best Group
Single Of The Year
Best Rock Album
Highest Selling Single

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 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.

Upcoming US Tour Dates:
(additional dates to be announced soon)
11/14 - Anaheim, CA: House Of Blues (SOLD OUT)
11/15 - Las Vegas, NV: The Joint
11/16 - San Diego, CA: House Of Blues (SOLD OUT)
11/18 - San Francisco, CA: The Independent (SOLD OUT)
11/20 - Los Angeles, CA: The Wiltern
11/21 - Tempe, AZ: Marquee Theatre
11/23 - Salt Lake City, UT: The Venue
11/24 - Boulder, CO: Fox Theatre
11/26 - Oklahoma City, OK: Diamond Ballroom
11/27 - Austin, TX: La Zona Rosa
11/28 - Houston, TX: Meridian
11/29 - New Orleans, LA: House Of Blues
12/01 - Orlando, FL: House Of Blues
12/02 - North Myrtle Beach, SC: House Of Blues
12/04 - Norfolk, VA: ODU Constant Convocation Center
12/07 - Columbus, OH: Newport Music Hall
12/08 - Cleveland, OH: House Of Blues
12/11 - Indianapolis, IN: Music Mill

Check out Silverchair's 101x In the Studio Interview

by Kristi Lee // Friday, October 26, 2007 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments


Plain White T's fans new and old get ready for a release you must add to your collection. On November 6, 2007 Fearless Records will be re-releasing STOP, the Plain White T's original full-length album. The STOP reissue is fully remastered and includes three never-heard tracks from the band's previous studio sessions and new artwork.

Singer Tom Higgenson explains that, "STOP is more of a diary to me than a cd. This collection of songs is 100% auto-biographical to my life in 2001-2002. I was going through my first serious relationship, and STOP chronicles all the ups and downs that came along with that. We recorded it in our friend Wes' basement in Lombard, IL- the suburb of Chicago that Dave and I grew up in. The recording is very raw, but I like to think that gives it some character! And after all, in the end it's not about how good the recording is, it's all about the songs. I truly believe that some of the best songs I have ever written are on this album. So quit reading and enjoy our very first release on Fearless Records, and one of my personal favorites- STOP."

Check out the album that led the Chicago-based band from Tom's Higgenson's bedroom into the hearts and homes of fans nationwide. The Plain White T's have won a Teen Choice Award for "Choice Summer Song," won the "Breaking Woodie" (Best Emerging Artist) category at the 2006 mtvU Woodie Awards and were nominated for an MTV Video Music Award (for "Monster Single of the Year"). They have performed live on The Today Show, Jay Leno, Carson Daily, and Jimmy Kimmel in front of millions of viewers. The rise to a Platinum single and Gold Album didn't come over night but through hardwork and constant touring.


Plain White T's STOP (Reissue)
Includes new artwork / Photos

Track Listing

1. Stop
2. Please Don't Do This
3. What If
4. Fireworks
5. Leavin'
6. Shine
7. Your Fault
8. Happy Someday
9. A Lonely September
10. Can't Turn Away
11. Penny (Perfect For You)
12. Radios In Heaven
Bonus Tracks:
13. Cinderella Story (UnReleased Bonus Track)
14. Bruises (UnReleased Bonus Track)
15. Lets Pretend (UnReleased Bonus Track)

by Kristi Lee // Tuesday, October 23, 2007 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments


Sherwood will be supporting Hellogoodbye, Say Anything and Go Audio (Epic UK) on a string of UK dates starting 11/27 in Cardiff.

Tue 11/27 Cardiff, UKUni Great Hall
Wed 11/28 Exeter, UKLemon Grove
Thu 11/29 Portsmouth, UKPyramids Centre
Fri 11/30 Cambridge, UKCorn Exchange
Sat 12/1 OFF
Sun 12/2 Sheffield, UKLeadmill
Mon 12/3 Newcastle, UKAcademy
Tue 12/4 Glasgow, Scotland
Wed 12/5 Leeds, UKCockpit
Thu 12/6 OFF
Fri 12/7 Brixton, UKAcademy
Sat 12/8 Folkstone, UKLees Cliff Hall
Sun 12/9 Norwich, UKUEA
Mon 12/10 Birmingham, UKAcademy
Tue 12/11 Manchester, UKAcademy

Sherwood's A Different Light is in stores now on Myspace Records.

The band is currently touring the U.S. as part of the mtvU presented Sleeping With Giants Tour with The Academy Is, Armor For Sleep and The Rocket Summer.

Don't forget to check out the Sherwood's Artist Commentary "Song In My Head"!!!

by Kristi Lee // Tuesday, October 23, 2007 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments


The following has been posted by Drowning Pool's official Myspace:

"To All the DP (Drowning Pool) Fans in the NYC Area:

We are excited to announce another NYC area tour date in the next few weeks. We will be playing at Starland Ballroom on November 7th! Due to a fun bug in the MySpace system, we are unable to add it to our upcoming show list, but the information is below...

Wednesday, November 7th
Starland Ballroom
570 Journee
Sayreville, NJ 08872
$15 Advance
$17 Day of Show

Look forward to seeing everyone there!