Special presale for Powderfinger and Silverchair Tour

Visa Entertainment announces special presale for Powderfinger and Silverchair Tour

True blue tour set to rock Australia
Visa cardholders can be among the first to buy tickets to the biggest rock and roll music event to hit Australia in decades, as Powderfinger and Silverchair get set to come to town for their national 'Across the Great Divide' Tour.

Visa cardholders can buy advanced tickets for the tour from 9.00am Monday 2 July to 5.00pm Tuesday 3 July or until tickets sell out at www.visaentertainment.com.au - one week before going on sale to the general public.

In addition, any Visa cardholder that signs up for Visa Entertainment updates before 31 July 2007 will also have the chance to win a 'money can't buy' meet and greet with the guys from Powderfinger and Silverchair.

Every Visa cardholder in Australia is eligible to free membership of Visa Entertainment, which provides special access to more than 20 entertainment partners.

The Across the Great Divide tour will see Powderfinger and Silverchair play in every capital plus 14 regional centres across the nation. The tour kicks off at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre in Silverchair's hometown on August 29 before moving to Powderfinger's hometown, the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, on August 31. From there, the two chart-topping bands will take their show on the road for over two months.

Visa's Across the Great Divide presale is the latest in a host of presale offerings from Visa Entertainment, including The Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Elton John, INXS, Jamiroquai and Disney on Ice.

For tour dates and more entertainment offers visit www.visaentertainment.com.au


Powderfinger is an Australian rock band. The band formed in 1989 in Brisbane, with the present lineup of Bernard Fanning (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Harmonica), John Collins (Bass Guitar), Ian Haug (Guitar, Backing Vocals), Darren Middleton (Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals) and Jon Coghill (Drums, Percussion) settling in 1992.

In January 2007, the band re-united and departed Australia for the recording of their sixth studio album in Los Angeles, California, with guitarist Ian Haug citing an "exciting new direction" for their music. On 2 March, Fanning announced on Triple J that the tracking was complete and mixing the album was to follow. Their new album is now out - Dream Days at the Hotel Existance

Powderfinger Album Releases:

Parables for Wooden Ears (1994)
Double Allergic (1996)
Internationalist (1998)
Odyssey Number Five (2000)
Vulture Street (2003)
These Days: Live in Concert (2004)
Fingerprints: The Best of Powderfinger, 1994-2000 (2004)
Dream Days at the Hotel Existence (2007)


Silverchair is an Australian rock band. The group has had more top twenty hits in Australian charts during the last decade than any other local artist and they have sold over six million albums worldwide. Every album released by the band to date has spawned at least one "Top 3" single and debuted at the #1 position on Australian charts. Silverchair is also one of only three Australian bands to have three number 1 singles on the Australian Singles Chart, and the only Australian band to have their first albums chart at #1 in the Australian Album Chart. When they broke into the music industry, they were only 14 years old.

Silverchair Trivia

  • Prior to their current name, Silverchair were known as the "Innocent criminals". When Tomorrow was released in Australia, the band decided to change their name, as they felt they had outgrown their current name. They chose their name from the book by C.S Lewis called 'The Silver Chair'.
  • Silverchair have had multiple fourth band members for touring including: Tobin Finnane, but he moved overseas before the band became popular worldwide, and after a year away was not allowed back into the group; Sam Holloway during the Neon Ballroom tour; Julian Hamilton and Stuart Hunter during the Diorama tour; and more recently Paul Mac.
  • According to Kyle Gass of Tenacious D, Silverchair are the owners of the fictional Pick of Destiny.
  • On March 19, 2007, Silverchair became only the third Australian band to have three number 1 singles on the ARIA Charts, the other bands being The Easybeats and The Seekers. Coincendentally, Judith Durham, lead singer of The Seekers, performs guest vocals on an iTunes bonus track from Young Modern.
  • The lead single of every Silverchair album (and also The Dissociatives album) has been the second track on the album.
  • On April 9, 2007, with the release of their fifth studio album Young Modern, Silverchair made music history by becoming the first Australian band to achieve five #1 albums on the ARIA charts, surpassing the efforts of Cold Chisel and Midnight Oil who each managed four chart topping albums.
  • They also are the only Australian band to have 5 albums debut at #1.
  • They share the most ARIA nominations ever with John Farnham at 39, and with other bands Powderfinger and Savage Garden on 14 wins.
  • Daniel Johns described the themes for each of Silverchair's albums as: naivety on Frogstomp, anger on Freak Show, depression on Neon Ballroom, escapism on Diorama and acceptance on Young Modern.

    Silverchair Album Releases:

    Frogstomp (1995)
    Freak Show (1997)
    Neon Ballroom (1999)
    Diorama (2002)
    Young Modern (2007)

    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org

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