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The Academy Is… announce ten year anniversary tour at Riot Fest

Popular emo band The Academy Is… broke up back in 2011, but when they played together at Riot Fest in Chicago this past weekend, they announced that they will be getting together for the “Almost Here” reunion tour, playing the entirety of the album at each show.

Almost Here was released in February 2005 on Fueled By Ramen Records.   You can find the tour dates below.

William Beckett premieres new song and announces tour dates

William Beckett (formerly of The Academy Is…) is releasing a new track called “Lock In,” which will be the theme song for a novel of the same name by John Scalzi.  The track is available via Equal Vision Records, and will be officially released on Octber 27th.

You can give it a listen and check out some of Beckett’s upcoming tour dates, below.   

Slam Dunk fest finalize line up

The UK’s Slam Dunk has just announced their final line up for the 2013 fest.  Devil Sold His Soul and Itch have been added to the general line up, and William Beckett (The Academy Is), Chas Palmer Williams, Gavin Butler (The Blackout), Ace Enders (The Early November), Class Of 92 (Matty from A Loss For Words), Sophomore (Alex from Decade), and Marc Halls (Hey Vanity) have all been added to the solo stage.

Slam Dunk North is now sold out, but the Midlands and South dates are still on sale.

You can get more information here.

William Beckett signs to Equal Vision Records; announces US tour dates

William Beckett, formerly of The Academy Is…, has announced that he has signed to Equal Vision Records, and that he will be releasing his debut solo album with the famed upstate NY label. No release date has been announced yet, but keep your eyes peeled.

Additionally he has announced a headlining tour this spring, as well as the Vans Warped Tour dates that he will be appearing on. You can check those out here.

Beckett’s last release was The Pioneer Sessions LP in January 2013, which was an acoustic compilation of songs from his three previously-released EPs.

William Beckett has started recording solo album

William Beckett, formerly of The Academy Is… is currently in the studio working on his first full-length solo record, going by his Twitter:

Today is officially day 2 of recording. First time making a record in Chicago, which is sort of mind boggling. Get ready. @williambeckett

Beckett released his “Walk The Talk” LP in 2012, which was a compilation of three previously-released EPs.

William Beckett streams “The Pioneer Sessions” album in it’s entirety

William Beckett, formerly of The Academy Is…, is currently streaming his acoustic album “The Pioneer Sessions.” You can stream the album in its entirety here.

“The Pioneer Sessions” is composed of Beckett’s previous EPs “Walk the Talk,” Winds Will Change,” and “What Will Be.”

William Beckett working on new full length; offers free download of “Scarlet (Tokyo)”

William Beckett, formerly of The Academy Is…, is offering up a “pay what you want” download of a version of his track “Scarlet (Tokyo)” recorded for the Pioneer Sessions. Get yours here, for free if you prefer.

Beckett also announced via twitter that he’s working on material for his formal debut full length. His 2012 “Walk The Talk” LP was a compilation of three previously-released EPs.

New Video: William Beckett – “Dear Life”

William Beckett, formerly of “The Academy Is…“, has debuted a brand new music video for the track “Dear Life,” which appears on his new EP, “What Will Be.” Click here to check it out.

“What Will Be” was released last week (October 30th).

Andy Mrotek (ex-The Academy Is…) gets jumped, needs surgery

Andy Mrotek, former drummer for The Academy Is (who called it a day last fall), was jumped and smashed with a vase last night while walking in Chicago, and will need plastic surgery to fix up his face. Check out his tweets (with photos of his injuries) here and here.


William Beckett streams new song “Scarlett (Tokyo)”

William Beckett, formerly of The Academy Is…, is streaming another new song called “Scarlett (Tokyo).” You can listen to the song here.

Beckett released his debut solo LP “Walk the Talk” in April.

William Beckett streams new song “Great Night” from upcoming EP “Winds Will Change”

William Beckett, formerly of The Academy Is…, is streaming a new song from his upcoming solo EP “Winds Will Change.” The song, “Great Night”, can be found here!

Beckett last released the full length “Walk the Talk” last April.

William Beckett (ex-The Academy Is) performs “Oh, Love!” acoustic

Former The Academy Is frontman William Beckett recently performed an acoustic version of “Oh, Love!” off his solo EP, “Walk the Talk,” for MTV. Check it out here.

“Walk the Talk” was released April 17.

William Becket (ex-The Academy Is…) announces solo EP, headlining tour

William Beckett, former frontman for now-defunct Chicago emo outfit The Academy Is…, has announced details of his debut EP. Entitled “Walk The Talk,” the four-song release is due out April 17th. Check out the cover art pictured at the left.

Here’s the tracklist:

1. Compromising Me / 2. Girl, You Shoulda Been A Drummer  / 3. Oh, Love! / 4. You Never Give Up

In addition, Beckett has announced a string of solo headlining shows to support the new release. The jaunt kicks off in Minnesota on May 4th and runs through May 29th in Chicago. Click here for the full rundown.

Video: William Beckett (The Academy Is…) covers “Come Pick My Up” by Ryan Adams

William Beckett, frontman for Chicago emo outfit The Academy Is… recently posted a video of himself covering “Come Pick Me Up” by Ryan Adams, and you can check it out here.

The Academy Is… last released “Lost In Pacific Time” via Fueled By Ramen in 2009.

The Academy Is… calls it quits

The Academy Is… have announced their decision to call it quits after being together for eight years. The band explained this on their Facebook page:

“After nine years and three albums, The Academy Is… have decided to go our separate ways.

We began in 2003 as three young friends in the suburbs of Chicago, with dreams of creating music that meant something to us. Dreams of leaving those suburbs behind and seeing all of the beautiful things that this world has to offer. Dreams of making a difference in the lives of others.

It is now 2011 and we look back at the records we’ve made, the shows we’ve played, the places we’ve been. The people we’ve met. The Academy Is… has made its mark.

Rest in peace, The Academy Is…, we wish all the members good luck on their future.