The Academy Is… Announces Reunion Tour

After playing Riot Fest Chicago over the weekend, The Academy Is… locked down additional reunion plans with a 10th anniversary tour, featuring the band’s debut album in its entirety.

Photo: Owen Sweeney
mtvU Sunblock Music Festival, Baltimore, Md.

When the Chicago-based rock band announced its break-up in 2011, the group said it had “made its mark,” thanks to the records released, shows played, placed they’d been and people they’d met.

But now the guys are back. The Academy Is … agreed to reunite and perform its 2005 debut, Almost Here, at Riot Fest Chicago after being approached by the festival.

The December reunion tour will feature all tracks from Almost Here, along with fan favorites from the band’s catalog. Here’s the routing:

Dec. 4 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla., House Of Blues    
Dec. 5 – Atlanta, Ga., The Masquerade        
Dec. 6 – Carrboro, N.C., Cat’s Cradle
Dec. 8 – Norfolk, Va., The NorVa    
Dec. 9 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club          
Dec. 10 – Sayreville, N.J., Starland Ballroom           
Dec. 12 – Philadelphia, Pa., Trocadero Theatre         
Dec. 13 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston    
Dec. 15 – New York, N.Y., Best Buy Theater
Dec. 17 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues 
Dec. 18 – Detroit, Mich., St. Andrews Hall  
Dec. 19 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Bogart’s
Dec. 20 – Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues       
Dec. 22 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave          
Dec. 26 – Santa Ana, Calif., The Observatory          
Dec. 30 – San Francisco, Calif., The Regency Ballroom       
Dec. 31 – San Diego, Calif., Observatory North Park

A limited number of VIP packages are available now. GA Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 18. Visit for more information.