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A COUNTY Durham band are jetting across the pond for a whirlwind tour.

Since forming in 2010, The Silence have proved popular because of their energetic performance and hook-heavy pop-punk, alt-rock sound.

Now managed by international company CMP, based in Miami, the band are set to embark on their greatest venture yet – taking on the U.S..

The band – made up of siblings Max and Livvy Griffiths, Rory Ruddock and Gary Johnstone – are swapping the North East for South Beach in April to play the Florida Music Festival in Orlando, as well as three live shows in Miami.

While there, the band will record their debut EP and shoot a video.

Their adventures will be filmed for a documentary called 10 Days to Florida.

The band will make a brief stop-off in Southern Spain in August for a mini tour, before their year on the road ends with a return to the U.S. in November to tour Florida, before heading home for a UK tour as well as some UK festivals.

Their music is best described as a subtle mix of early Blondie and modern influences as diverse as Paramore, Foo Fighters and Kings Of Leon.

l The Silence play The Mill Dam in South Shields tonight and Trillians, Newcastle, on April 4.

l To listen to The Silence, check out their MySpace page www.myspace.com/the-silence