After a killer reunion show pre-Riot Fest Chicago last Thursday and an even bigger set at Riot Fest on Saturday, The Academy Is… has officially announced the highly anticipated tour dates for their “Almost Here Tenth Anniversary Tour.”
During their set at Riot Fest Chicago, the Chicago-based band told the overly excited audience that they will be hitting the road this December for the anniversary of their debut album even though the album technically turned ten back in February. But, to keep the suspense going a little more, the group decided to wait until Monday (Sept. 14) to release not only the tour dates, but also the tickets and much more.
Check out the tour dates for the “Almost Here Tenth Anniversary Tour.”
Currently, VIP packages are on sale while general ticket will go on sale beginning this Friday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. local time.
After revealing the line-up for the two other “spin-off” festivals the original made way for, how exactly do you follow that up?
By revealing the completely awesome line-up the original festival is going to have.
After giving fans the list of artists slated to make their way to Denver and/or Toronto (while also keeping some names secret), Riot Fest have released the names of those who will be taking a trip to the birthplace of the festival at their new stomping ground, Douglas Park, Chicago during the weekend of Sept. 11-13.
Much like the others, Riot Fest Chicago will feature performances from Tenacious D, Iggy Pop, Motörhead, Alexisonfire, Alkaline Trio, and many more.
What makes this line-up so different (at least for now) are the artists that will be performing their full albums during their sets(kind of like last year).
Snoop Dogg will perform Doggystyle, Ice Cube & Guests will perform Straight Outta Compton, Rancid will perform … And Out Come The Wolves, The Dwarves will perform Blood Guts and Pussy, while hometown boys The Academy is…will reunite after four years to perform Almost Here.
William Beckett, the former frontman for The Academy Is…has officially signed to Equal Vision Records. The record label is currently home to bands such as Say Anything, Chiodos and Eisley. Since the separation of this band, Beckett has been working on a lot of new music, continuously releasing new tracks on line and giving fans a taste of what a full length album would sound like.
Now with this new record label as his home, Beckett has announced that he is currently working on his full length album with producer, Marc McClusky who has worked with Weezer and Ludo.
Beckett released the following statement about his signing to the label (or you can watch it below):
“Regarding the signing, Beckett had the following to say: “I’ve been a fan of EVR and its roster since I was listening to The Stryder and Saves the Day in high school. For months I was approached by labels but after the first conversation I knew EVR was a perfect fit; I can make exactly the record I want to make.”
Beckett will be heading out on a Spring tour starting in late March. Once that tour ends, he will be heading over to the 2013 Vans Warped Tour. You can see the dates to his Spring tour down below:
Mar 22 Dekalb, IL @ The House Cafe
Mar 23 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House
Mar 24 St Louis, MO @ The Firebird
Mar 26 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
Mar 27 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
Mar 28 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Mar 29 Houston, TX @ House of Blues (Bronze Peacock)
Mar 30 Dallas, TX@ Prophet Bar
Apr 01 Scottsdale, AZ @ Rhythm Room
Apr 03 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe
Apr 04 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Apr 05 Upland, CA @ Wire Music & Art Venue
Apr 06 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues (5th Ave Side Stage)
Apr 07 San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
Apr 09 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Apr 10 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Apr 12 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Apr 13 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Apr 14 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room