THIS IS NOT A DRILL! The Academy Is... are back! After disbanding in October 2011 the guys have decided to comeback and celebrate the 10 year anniversary of debut album Almost Here. The record was released in 2005 via Fueled by Ramen and was followed up by the 2007 album Santi and 2008’s Fast Times at Barrington High. Riot Fest in Chicago approached the band and asked if they wanted to play, but to also celebrate 10 years of Almost Here by playing the album in its entirety, which the guys did over the weekend.
But it’s not just Chicago that only get William, Mike, Adam and Andy, they will be embarking on a US run of shows come this December! And YES, they will be playing Almost Here in full! The tour kicks off in Orlando on December 4th and finishes up on New Years Eve in San Diego!
VIP packages are available from here which include:
VIP Tickets are limited and include:
– Ticket to the show
– Early venue entry
– Individual POLAROID with The Academy Is…
– Pre-show hang with the band
– Exclusive hand-made print by the Butcher
– Pre-signed and numbered “Almost Here” 10 Year Anniversary poster
– Exclusive The Academy Is… VIP cloth bracelets
– Super limited SIDE STAGE and POST-SHOW BUS HANG add-on packages ALSO AVAILABLE!
Public On-Sale: This Friday, 9/18 @ 10am YOUR LOCAL TIME
PRE-ORDER ALMOST HERE VINYL – pick up at the merch booth:
December 4th – House of Blues – Orlando, Florida
December 5th – Masquerade – Atlanta, Georgia
December 6th – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, North Carolina
December 8th – Norva Theatre – Norfolk, Virginia
December 9th – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
December 10th – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, New Jersey
December 12th – The Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
December 13th – House of Blues – Boston, Massachusetts
December 15th – Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
December 17th – House of Blues – Cleveland, Ohio
December 18th – St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, Michigan
December 19th – Bogarts – Cincinnati, Ohio
December 20th – House of Blues – Chicago, Illinois
December 22nd – The Rave – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
December 26th – The Observatory – Santa Ana, California
December 30th – Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, California
December 31st – The Observatory – San Diego, California
Let us hope they bring this to the UK next year!