The Academy Is... has reunited for their Almost Here 10 year anniversary tour in which they are performing the album in its entirety. On the night after Christmas, the band was supported by PARTYBABY and Le Swish at The Observatory OC and gave a performance to remember. Check the replies for some of the highlights from the show!
Angelica Abalos on 12/27/15 - 10:09 PM
I recently had the absolute pleasure to speak with William Beckett of The Academy Is... to talk about Almost Here, their upcoming tour, and a little look back into their Decaydance family -- check it out here.
We’re not going to do this for any other reason than ourselves, celebrating an album that changed our lives, and the fans.
Shana Davidson on 12/04/15 - 11:42 AM
A re-pressing of The Academy Is... Almost Here is coming to vinyl on December 7th.
Jason Tate on 11/12/15 - 11:56 AM
The Academy Is... have announced a reunion tour in which they'll be performing Almost Here in its entirety for its 10th anniversary. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/14/15 - 10:25 AM
The Academy Is... teasing something else?

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Jason Tate on 08/12/15 - 11:18 AM
The Academy Is... will be reuniting at Riot Fest to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Almost Here.
Joe DeAndrea on 05/27/15 - 06:20 PM
The Academy Is ... Almost Here was released ten years ago today.
Jason Tate on 02/08/15 - 04:22 PM
William Beckett has written and recorded the theme song to accompany the release of science fiction author John Scalzi's new book, Lock In. The song can be heard at Scalzi's blog and in the replies, it will be hitting iTunes and other outlets soon.

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Jason Tate on 08/21/14 - 10:39 AM
Hit the replies to check out William Beckett's new song "Walls." The song comes from a two-song digital single that is expected to be released on July 1st.
Jason Tate on 06/25/14 - 11:46 AM
The Academy Is...' debut album, Almost Here, is now available to purchase on vinyl at Hot Topic.
Drew Beringer on 11/11/13 - 09:23 AM
Attention, attention: looks like The Academy Is...' beloved debut album, Almost Here, will be pressed to vinyl for the first time.
Drew Beringer on 10/10/13 - 02:17 PM
A video interview with William Beckett can be found in the replies, and a singed CD contest is up here.
Jason Tate on 12/19/12 - 01:39 PM
Fueled By Ramen is selling a "We <3 The Butcher" shirt, with profits going towards paying for Andy Mrotek's (The Academy Is...) surgery following a recent mugging/beating.
Rohan Kohli on 08/16/12 - 04:12 PM
Andy Mrotek, former drummer for The Academy Is, was jumped and smashed with a vase last night while walking in Chicago, and will need plastic surgery to fix up his face.

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Jason Tate on 07/26/12 - 12:23 PM
William Beckett did an interview with Chicago radio station Q101 about his solo career/parting ways with The Academy Is...
From the InterviewAfter the release of Walk The Talk I will be releasing a new EP every 3 months for the rest of the year. Each EP picks up where the last left off and, once you collect them all, reveals the full story. I just finished recording the second EP, and I am currently on tour as we speak. The tour ends in Chicago, where it all started, on May 29th at Schubas. Then the next morning I fly to Japan to perform on the Beyond the Blue Tour, then I drop by the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia on the way home. The second EP drops soon...
Jason Tate on 05/23/12 - 11:41 AM
William Beckett has released a documentary for his recent released, Walk The Talk EP. Check the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/04/12 - 01:03 PM
William Beckett recently opened up a little more on the ending of The Academy Is...
From The ArticleWe were really struggling. It wasn’t fun, and it wasn’t as natural as it should be, as it was in the beginning. I could’ve kept the band together and it could’ve seemed all nice and cozy, but the reality is I would’ve been miserable. I felt a responsibility not only to myself but to the fans of the band…to stick true to my vision without compromising and not force a record out just to keep the band together.
Jason Tate on 04/30/12 - 03:43 PM
William Beckett will be heading into the studio this week to record EP number two.

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Jason Tate on 04/23/12 - 09:56 AM
William Beckett's new single "Compromising Me" is on iTunes and Amazon (and Spotify).
Jason Tate on 03/20/12 - 10:38 AM
William Beckett is heading out on a solo tour - dates in the replies. His new single "Compromising Me" drops tomorrow.
Jason Tate on 03/19/12 - 11:41 AM
William Beckett has posted a new song called "You and I Against The World" - check it out in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 11/14/11 - 02:22 PM
Bassist Adam Siska (ex-The Academy Is...) has joined Say Anything. A statement can be found in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 10/24/11 - 12:05 PM
The Academy Is... have broken up. Check the replies for messages from the band.
Deborah Remus on 10/08/11 - 10:20 AM
Watch William Beckett of The Academy Is... cover Fall Out Boy's "Saturday" here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/04/11 - 08:29 AM
The Academy Is... will be playing Almost Here in its entirety at FBR 15.

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Matthew Tsai on 07/22/11 - 02:36 PM
Head to the replies to watch William Beckett of The Academy Is... perform a new song entitled "Chicago."
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/11/11 - 03:09 PM
Head to the replies to watch William Beckett of The Academy Is... cover Wilco's "Jesus, etc."
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/08/11 - 07:29 AM
Head to the replies to watch William Beckett of The Academy Is... cover The Cure's "Just Like Heaven"
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/08/11 - 12:04 PM
Hit the replies to watch William Beckett of The Academy Is... cover The Smith's "Ask."

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Matthew Tsai on 06/06/11 - 01:17 PM
A new interview with William Beckett of The Academy Is... regarding the state of the band can be read here. The band is currently in the studio.
InterviewAs far as Andy goes, he really just wants to focus on the Animal Upstairs and being the captain of his own ship. We support him, and I’ll always be his biggest fan. He’s a great artist, he’s a great friend. Our friendship [has] actually only gotten stronger recently through the phone calls and conversations of getting to this point. For us, it was important that it didn’t come off like there was any drama. Sorry to say, but it’s not a big, sexy story.

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Matthew Tsai on 05/29/11 - 05:33 PM
The Academy Is are working on new material.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/24/11 - 07:55 AM
Members of The Academy Is..., Black Cards, Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, Valencia and more have made Valentines Day playlists. You can check them out here.
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/14/11 - 02:02 PM
The Academy Is... frontman William Beckett mentions that he is now a married man, and that the band's next album will include influences from Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie in a new interview which can be read here.

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Matthew Tsai on 11/27/10 - 09:10 PM
Read an interview here with Adam of The Academy Is.
Christian Wagner on 10/06/10 - 02:36 PM
The set list for the upcoming video game, Power Gig: Rise of the Sixth String, has been announced. New Found Glory, Paramore, and The Academy Is... are amongst the artists who are featured.

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Joe DeAndrea on 09/04/10 - 07:15 PM
The Animal Upstairs (Andy Mrotek of The Academy Is...) now has 8 free songs for download on his bandcamp.

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Blake Solomon on 08/21/10 - 02:17 PM
Head to the replies to see some headlining dates for The Academy Is...

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Blake Solomon on 07/17/10 - 08:19 AM
William Beckett of The Academy Is... is set to star in film adaptation of "The Fall Of the House of Usher."
Blake Solomon on 07/13/10 - 07:04 AM
William is writing for The Academy Is album number 4.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 07/05/10 - 07:17 AM
The Academy Is... are heading out on tour with KISS. So I guess if somehow you like both of those bands, head to the replies for dates.

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Blake Solomon on 05/27/10 - 08:35 AM
It looks like The Academy Is... are going to open for KISS on their upcoming tour. Who put these two together?
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/25/10 - 07:36 PM
Do you think The Academy Is...'s Santi is a sophomore slump or comeback of the year? We've pitted two staff members against each other to debate its merits on whether it will live on as a worthy successor or fall into the dreaded sophomore slump category. Read the justification for each in the replies and feel free to post your own thoughts.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/23/10 - 05:27 AM
The cast of American Idol covered "We've Got a Big Mess on Our Hands" by The Academy Is... for a Ford commercial.

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Blake Solomon on 04/22/10 - 07:15 AM
Andy Mrotek, drummer of The Academy Is..., released three songs for free download under the name The Animal Upstairs.

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Blake Solomon on 03/24/10 - 06:37 AM
February 6th marks the five year anniversary of the release of The Academy Is' Almost Here. The band has announced a special show in Chicago to celebrate the release.
Rohan Kohli on 12/14/09 - 04:46 PM
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