SILVERCHAIR's "Diorama" is officially the fastest-selling album of their entire career, having just been certified triple-platinum for sales in excess of 210,000 copies in Australia — only eight and half months after it was initially released. By comparison, SILVERCHAIR's debut CD "Frogstomp", took almost a year to reach this point. Its follow-up, "Freak Show", got there after two years, while 1999's "Neon Ballroom" is only now on the verge this sales level.These unprecedented sales are all the more remarkable given the album's radical shift in musical direction. "Diorama" sees songwriter Daniel Johns intentionally discarding most of the heavy rock riffs that had become the group's trademark and experimenting with more melodic and orchestral stylings. It has also been achieved in spite of the fact that the band has not been able to play any Australian concerts since the album's release due to health problems. SILVERCHAIR will tour Australia in March/April. All shows are sold out except for the second Brisbane show for which limited tickets are still available.
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