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NEW ALBUM – FAST TIMES AT BARRINGTON HIGH – SEPTEMBER 15

NEW SINGLE – SUMMER HAIR = FOREVER YOUNG – SEPTEMBER 15

UK TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

The Academy Is… return with their eagerly-anticipated third album Fast Times At Barrington High, on September 15 through Fueled By Ramen Records. New single ‘Summer Hair = Forever Young’ is released on the same day. The band have also announced a UK tour for this autumn which kicks off in Cardiff on September 13 and includes a date at London’s Islington Academy on September 17.

Recorded and produced in New York, Fast Times At Barrington High sees the band on sparkling form, delivering their unique brand of pop punk-driven rock ‘n’ roll with refreshing artistic dexterity. Forthcoming single ‘Summer Hair = Forever Young’ is a fitting example of the band’s signature melodies, anthemic guitars and indelible hooks. As the follow-up to 2007’s rapturously-received Santi, Fast Times At Barrington High sets The Academy Is… firmly in the premier ranks of today’s American rock bands.

Since exploding onto the scene in 2006, the Chicago quintet have established a fervent and faithful following through on active online presence (the band’s video podcast – TAITV, streamed through their website, is a fan’s favourite), and good old-fashioned roadwork. Currently wowing crowds with their electrifying live show on the US coast-to-coast Vans Warped Tour, The Academy Is… have shared the stage with Fall Out Boy, Motion City Soundtrack, All-American Rejects and Panic At The Disco, to name a few. Their September dates mark the band’s first UK shows since their 2007 Reading/ Leeds Festival appearances, and performance at the Decaydance gig in London last year. Full details of the September tour are below:

September
13th CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach
14th MANCHESTER Academy 3
15th GLASGOW ABC2
16th LEEDS The Cockpit
17th LONDON Carling Academy Islington
19th OXFORD Academy
20th BIRMINGHAM Academy 2
21st PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood room
Tickets
Regional: £11.00
London: £12.50

The Academy Is… are:
William Beckett - Vocals
Adam Siska - Bass
Michael Guy Chislett - Guitar
The Butcher - Drums
Mike Carden - Guitar

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