UPDATE: All of the Academy Is… Almost Here 10th anniversary reunion tour dates are below!
On Saturday night at Riot Fest in Chicago, the Academy Is… took the stage and played through their 2005 debut album, Almost Here to a huge crowd. And then the real exciting news came: Frontman William Beckett announced the band would embark on an Almost Here 10th anniversary tour kicking off this December, going into 2016.
The lineup for this reunion is William Beckett on vocals, Mike Carden on guitar, Adam Siska on bass and Andy “The Butcher” Mrotek on drums; it’s assumed that Ian Crawford of Never Shout Never will continue filling in for Almost Here-era guitarist Tom Conrad, as he did with TAI’s two Riot Fest shows over the weekend (though it should be noted that Conrad did not play on Almost Here).
12/04/15 Lake Buena Vista, FL US House Of Blues
12/05/15 Atlanta, GA US Masquerade
12/06/15 Carrboro, NC US Cat’s Cradle
12/08/15 Norfolk, VA US Norva Theater
12/09/15 Washington, D.C. US 9:30 Club
12/10/15 Sayreville, NJ US Starland Ballroom
12/12/15 Philadelphia, PA US Trocadero Theatre
12/13/15 Boston, MA US House Of Blues
12/15/15 New York, NY US Best Buy Theater
12/17/15 Cleveland, OH US House Of Blues
12/18/15 Detroit, MI US St. Andrew’s Hall
12/19/15 Cincinnati, OH US Bogarts
12/20/15 Chicago, IL US House of Blues
12/22/15 Milwaukee, WI US The Rave
12/26/15 Santa Ana, CA US The Observatory
12/29/15 San Francisco, CA US The Regency Ballroom
12/30/15 San Diego, CA US The Observatory