Silverchair, Human Nature Back To U.S.

Silverchair is on its third tour of the United States in 2007, with many of the dates sold out.

Not only is the current single "Straight Lines" getting hot action on modern rock, AAA and HotAC radio formats, but alt-rock stations have started to spin "The Greatest View" from the band’s 2002 Diorama set.

That album flopped in America when released, as singer guitarist Daniel Johns’ arthritis prevented the band from touring.

R&B vocal group Human Nature, whose last three albums have been Motown tributes, will arrive in America January 1 for a lengthy residency at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City.

Band member Toby Allen says they plan a tour of Australia starring Motown legends including Smokey Robinson, Mary Wilson of The Supremes and Martha Reeves of the Vandellas, who were guests on Human Nature’s third Motown album, Get Ready, released downunder November 17.

Surf-roots performer Xavier Rudd will kick off a three-week U.S. tour on January 8 behind his album White Moth released Stateside on Anti- Records.

Rudd has been busy scoring Matthew McConaughey’s "Surfer Dude" starring McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Willie Nelson.

Joining Rudd on the U.S. dates is Mishka, who is also on the soundtrack.