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Concert Gallery: The Academy Is… at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA

August 9, 2010 by  
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The Academy Is… is currently out on the road with KISS and playing headlining shows on their off days.  Check out our gallery below from their recent tour stop in Mansfield, MA with KISS and you can check out a full listing of their headlining dates here.

PS – Sisky, your shirt hurt dude.  The pain in my heart should be noted.

The Academy Is…
August 7, 2010
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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The Academy Is… Announce Headlining Dates & Pre-Sale Info

July 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

The Academy Is… will be hitting the road soon as the support act on the KISS tour but in between those shows they’ve announced a handful of headlining shows that according to bassist Adam Siska will be the most intimate shows they’ve ever done:  “We will be playing a wide variety of our material at these shows, and we will be taking requests.  These shows will be the most intimate that we have ever done.  I am even considering playing with no shirt on!!!!”

Pre-sale tickets go on sale next week for fan club members.  You can join and get all the details here.

The Academy Is… Headlining Dates:

8/8 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
8/9 Empire Dine and Dance – Portland, ME
8/11 Pearl Street – Northhampton, MA
8/12 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
8/22 Club Oasis – Louisville, KY
8/24 The Square Room – Knoxville, TN
9/4 The Loft – Madison, WI
9/5 The Blue Moose – Iowa City, IA
9/9 The Loft (at Harem Lounge) – Lansing, MI
9/15 Downtown Music – Little Rock, AR

The Academy Is… Announced As Opening Act For KISS Summer Tour

May 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

Okay, this is pretty exciting for us!  It’s not too often that we get to see our different music worlds collide but Alternative Press has confirmed that one of our favorite bands – The Academy Is..-  will be opening up the show on this summer’s KISS tour.  Yes!  You read that correctly!  Here are the deets from AP:

The Academy Is… have exclusively confirmed to Altpress that they will be playing this summer’s KISS tour. TAI bassist Adam Siska says the band plan to play smaller shows during the tour’s off-days and that the run will not affect the direction or release date of their upcoming follow-up to 2008’s Fast Times At Barrington High.

Siska offered this statement:

“Hello. As some of you may have heard, TAI will be going on a summer tour of the United States supporting Rock & Roll Legends KISS. We feel like this tour will be an exciting time for us as a band, and we look forward to seeing some of you out at these shows.

Bring your Mommy, bring your Daddy, you can even bring Happy Gilmore’s Grandmother, as long as she wears her KISS mask. We recognize that this tour may seem larger than life, so we plan on booking some other shows for the off days on the tour. The tour will not affect the release date or the direction of our new record. We are thrilled with the progress we are making with the songs, and we look forward to spending time together, traveling across this beautiful land once again. We can’t wait to see you!

More details soon… in the meantime, may I suggest checking out the movie “Detroit Rock City” as well as checking out the group “Mini Kiss” on Youtube.”

You can view the full listing of KISS tour dates here.

Alternative Press Stream The Academy Is… cover of “Fox On The Run”

January 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News

You can head over to the Alternative Press Website to listen to the stream of The Academy Is… covering “Fox On The Run” for the upcoming “When In Rome” Soundtrack.

The Academy Is… Concert Photos – AP Fall Ball/Boston, MA

November 14, 2009 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Latest Photo Galleries

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The Academy Is…
AP Fall Ball

November 5, 2009
House of Blues – Boston, MA

Photos by: Mary Ouellette

Alternative Press Fall Ball Venues/Dates announced!

The dates and venues for the upcoming Alternative Press Fall Ball (The Academy Is…, Mayday Parade, Set Your Goals, The Secret Handshake, You Me At Six)  have been announced.

PRE-SALE STARTS AUGUST 3rd.

SEPTEMBER

24 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
25 Detroit, MI Clutch Cargos
26 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
27 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
28 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
29 St. Louis, MO Pops
30 Milwaukee, WI The Rave

OCTOBER

02 Minneapolis, MN Station 4
03 Omaha, NE Sokol
04 Denver, CO Gothic
06 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
07 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
08 Seattle, WA El Corazon
09 Portland, OR Wonder
10 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
11 San Francisco, CA Grand Ballroom
13 Bakersfield, CA The Dome
14 Los Angeles, CA Avalon
15 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
16 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
17 Tucson, AZ Rialto
18 Phoenix, AZ The Marquee
20 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit

OCTOBER

21 Dallas, TX The Door
22 Houston, TX Warehouse
24 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
25 Jacksonville, FL Freebird
27 Orlando, FL House Of Blues
28 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
29 Nashville, TN Rocketown
30 Charlotte, NC Amos
31 Norfolk, VA The Norva

NOVEMBER

01 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
03 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of Living Arts
04 Albany, NY Northern Lights
05 Boston, MA House of Blues
06 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place
07 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
08 Long Island, NY Crazy Donkey
10 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
11 New York, NY Irving Plaza
12 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
13 Toronto, ON Guvernment
14 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues

For all the latest visit http://www.altpress.com/specials/theaptour/ or follow  @THEAPTOUR on twitter

The Academy Is… / mvtU Sunblock Music Festival Concert Photos – Guilford, NH

The Academy Is…
mtvU Sunblock Music Festival
July 25, 2009
Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavillion- Guilford, NH
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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AP Fall Tour – The Academy Is… announces participation

July 21, 2009 by  
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Alternative Press is gearing up for the AP TOUR FALL BALL.  The Academy Is… has announced that they’ll be on the bill and heading out with You Me At Six, The Secret Handshake, and Set Your Goals Stay tuned for the dates! This is gearing up to be a great tour!  Check out their video about it below:

THE AP TOUR FALL BALL: The Academy Is… intro video from Alternative Press on Vimeo.

Warped Tour 2008 – Mansfield, MA

July 23, 2008 by  
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We’ve put links to all the galleries from Warped tour on July 23, 2008 at The Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA in this post so just scroll to the bottom to see every gallery.

Against Me!
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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Cobra Starship
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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Cinder Road
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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The Academy Is…
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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Horrorpops
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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Street Dogs
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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Family Force 5
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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Ludo
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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Gym Class Heros
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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All Time Low
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by:  Stacie Caddick-Dowty

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Katy Perry
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by:  Stacie Caddick-Dowty

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Greeley Estates
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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The Coming Weak
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by:  Stacie Caddick-Dowty

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William Beckett of The Academy Is…

June 13, 2007 by  
Filed under Interviews

taimainUpon first glance, frontman William Beckett may look like just another musician rolling through on just another tour.  But, to take The Academy Is… or William Beckett at face value would be your greatest mistake.  What you don’t know about this band is their intensity for every song they write, their passion for their fans, and their ongoing effort and competitive spirit to outperform themselves night after night.

The Academy Is.. (William Beckett on vocals, Adam Siska on bass, Michael Guy Chislett on guitar, Andy “The Butcher” Mrotek on drums and Mike Carden on guitar) recently released their latest effort titled Santi on Fueled By Ramen Records.  For fans looking for Almost Here, Part Deux, you’re not going to get that.  Santi offers up raw, in your face songs from track to track.  Not quite as polished as Almost Here, Beckett offers up a reason for that – “It doesn’t sound like it’s been run through a computer, no auto-tuning and all that. Most of what you hear on the record is one, two, or three takes.” Not something you hear too often in today’s high tech age of endless gadgets and tools to perfect ones craft but a definite breathe of fresh air to music fans that are sick of albums driven solely by protools and not by soul.

William Beckett’s confidence soars throughout Santi and the addition of Michael Guy Chislett is a blessing that Beckett refers to as the fifth point on their creative star; the puzzle piece they’ve been missing. Not to cast a shadow on the rest of the band, they’re no slouches either; in fact, it’s drummer Andy Butcher who’s brainchild Bulls In Brooklyn is being compared to T-Rex in review after review.  Sure, some of TAI’s fans may have never even heard of T-Rex, but it’s this comparison which may drive new fans to take a chance on TAI, and believe me, all you need to do is take the chance, they’ll do the rest to pull you in hook, line and sinker!

The Academy Is… is currently out on the Honda Civic Tour with the likes of Fall Out Boy, Cobra Starship, +44, and Paul Wall.  William Beckett recently sat down with TWRY Staffer Ellen to discuss the new album, the changes in the band over the past year, a personal look at some of the songs, and his very honest approach to writing, lyrics, and all things TAI.
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