The band is set to play five theatre dates, stopping at the Tivoli, Brisbane (April 27), Metro Melbourne (May 1), Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide (May 4), Metropolis Fremantle (May 6) and Sydney’s Enmore Theatre (May 12).

After a lengthy hiatus, the band returned to the live arena to find it is still as popular as ever. In fact, by marketing its comeback single “Straight Line” initially through the Internet, manager John Watson ensured that the band picked up a younger audience that had not been going to concerts when the the band last toured in 2003.

“Straight Line” debuted on the ARIA charts at No. 1 March 18, and its album, Young Modern, is expected to achieve a similar feat.Silverchair will play the North American and European festival circuit in the northern summer.