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Love & Pain | Ben Gillies & Chris Joannou Book Launch


A Reserve Ticket Only $45
A Reserve Book + Ticket $85
Concession Ticket Only $40
Concession Book + Ticket $80
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Saturday 30 September, 7pm


Civic Theatre

375 Hunter Street

Newcastle 2300

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Presented by Civic Theatre Newcastle & New Annual

The epic times and crooked lines of life inside and outside Silverchair.

This is the powerful, untold inside story of Silverchair, Australia's most awarded musical act, told by two of its three members. From their beginnings in Ben Gillies' garage, this trio of high school kids from Newcastle, New South Wales, became famous with their smash-hit single Tomorrow, setting them on a path to domination of the Australian charts, worldwide touring and fame.

So much has been written about Silverchair over the years but very little has been said by the band's members. In Love & Pain, childhood friends Ben Gillies (drums) and Chris Joannou (bass) tell us the tales that Silverchair's fans have never heard, about how the band started, how they worked together and how they ended up.

There are some funny, unforgettable rock 'n' roll stories, along with all the love and pain that came with being in the band: the cost of fame and intense pressure on teenagers who had no way of preparing for it; the navigation of their friendships with each other and their relationships with friends and family members; the mistakes they made and the successes they cherished. Gillies and Joannou write with vulnerability and blistering honesty, making this an extraordinary account of a band adored by so many.

On Saturday 30 September, Ben Gillies and Chris Joannou will officially launch Love & Pain by appearing in conversation with Chit Chat von Loopin Stab at The Civic Theatre.

Running time 45 mins in conversation, 15 mins Q&A + post event book signing*


*Running times are a guide only and subject to change.

Pre-order a copy of the book Love & Pain plus grab your Launch ticket at the same time.

Artists & authors: Ben Gillies, Chris Joannou
Publisher: Hachette Australia
MC & presenter: Chit Chat Von Loopin Stab
Supported by: MacLean’s Booksellers

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