The Academy Is… Announce ‘Almost Here’ Ten Year Anniversary Tour

By Tori Pisco

The Academy Is… has (finally) announced an ‘Almost Here’ 10 year anniversary tour.

In August, The Academy Is… celebrated a decade anniversary for their most prominent record (though, not featuring their most popular track- which came later in 2008- ‘About A Girl’ off ‘Fast Times at Barrington High’). In honor of the occasion, they shared a celebratory version of the original album artwork on social media, which was hyped by fans as a possible hint towards an anniversary tour flyer.

On Thursday, the 10th September, the band reunited for the first time since their 2008 breakup and Chicago came together for a sold-out 10 Year Anniversary Show at Live! At Double Door. They had previously referred to their weekend reunion as a “farewell,” but Saturday, on stage at Riot Fest 2015, they surprised their hometown audience with an ‘Almost Here’ 10 Year Anniversary Tour announcement.

Since disbanding, vocalist William Beckett was working on a solo career that seems to have stalled since his debut release through Equal Vision Records in 2013. He shared kind words after the show Thursday night, via Twitter, that radiate with his excitement for being back on stage with the band:

“Tonight’s show was impossible to describe. It could only be felt. Thank you. THANK YOU. #AH10 @TheAcademyIs

The Academy Is… will be performing ‘Almost Here’ in its entirety on their tour in December. Dates and routing TBA.

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