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The Across the Great Divide tour was a concert tour by Australian alternative rock bands Powderfinger and Silverchair in The tour featured concerts in 26 towns across Australia and multiple shows in New Zealand. According to Powderfinger frontman Bernard Fanningthe aim of the tour was to "show [that] both bands are behind the idea of reconciliation. Prior to the Interview (Part 14) - AC/DC - AC/DC Interview, Powderfinger and Silverchair performed numerous MySpace -exclusive concerts, with only tickets made available.
The majority of tickets were sold within 30 minutes. Unlike many conventional tours, the Across the Great Divide tour entered many regional centres across the country, which was supported by the districts the bands went into, being regarded by some as "phenomenal".
The tour began in Silverchair's home town of Newcastleand then moved directly north to Powderfinger's home city Brisbanebefore continuing to other parts of Australia. Tickets went on sale on 9 July and the shows in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Wollongong all sold out within half an hour. The Gold Coast and Newcastle shows sold out by mid-morning, and Perth also sold out within hours. Powderfinger and Silverchair appeared onstage together for the first time in the tour on 8 September, in Sydney, performing a cover of The Who 's " Substitute " Bless My Soul - Powderfinger & Silverchair - Across The Great Divide Tour (DVD) close the show.
Fanning said of the performance, "This is the very first time we've done this", and it was reported that he and Johns showed a mutual affection and respect for each other and their bands. In a pause between songs, Fanning described the participants in the summit as "fuckwits". The Ballarat show originally scheduled for the 16 September, was postponed due to a fifteen-metre tear in the performance tent, which is being used in regional areas as the concert arena, where large enough venues are not available.
The concert instead went ahead the next night. As the show entered many rural and regional centres, many locations did not have arenas or stages available, and for these locations, a tent was constructed in which the bands would perform for their audiences. An illustration of this tent was shown at the bottom of the promotional posters and the cover of the DVD of the tour.
The performances schedule consisted of three main parts, beginning with the supporting artist performing one set, followed by Silverchair and then Powderfinger would play the final set of the night. The two bands united for only three performances onstage at the one time throughout the tour. The supporting artists varied from location to location. The response to the Across the Great Divide tour was highly positive, both musically and for the purpose that it was held.
Following the tour's second concert at Brisbane Entertainment CentreRave Magazine reviewer Simon Topper comments Silverchair as "Visually stunning, and giving goosebumps during ' The Greatest View ' and ' Straight Lines ', Silverchair still elicit the screaming throng mentality, although it's not until final blast ' Freak ' that anything resembling a mosh starts.
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