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The Academy Is To Co-Headline 'Bill & Trav's Bogus Journey Tour'

August 22nd, 2008 6:00pm EDT
The Academy IsDecaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group The Academy Is have announced details of their upcoming North American co-headline tour. Dubbed "Bill & Trav's Bogus Journey Tour," the multi-artist bill – also featuring We The Kings, Carolina Liar, and Hey Monday – will hit the road on October 1st at Charlotte, North Carolina's Amos' Southend, and then travel the continent through late-November. Among the schedule's highlights is an eagerly awaited date at the Chicago-based band's hometown House of Blues, set for November 6th. Presale tickets for "Bill & Trav's Bogus Journey Tour" will be offered to TAI fanclub members beginning on tomorrow, August 19th, at 3 pm in each time zone; additional presale tickets will be available the next day via the band's www.theacademyis.com. All remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public on Saturday, August 23rd.

The tour sees The Academy Is celebrating the release of their third album, "Fast Times At Barrington High," which is in stores tomorrow. The collection – produced by Sam Hollander and Dave Katz (Gym Class Heroes, Metro Station) in New York City – features the first single, "About A Girl," now impacting at Alternative, Triple A, and Top 40 radio outlets nationwide, with its companion video premiering the week of September 22nd. The band's viral video for "Summer Hair = Forever Young" will receive a "First Look" on MTV's TRL this Thursday, August 21st.

Having just wrapped their summer co-headlining the Vans Warped Tour, The Academy Is will next hit Australia and New Zealand for a long-awaited series of late-August dates with labelmates Panic At The Disco and Cobra Starship. From there, the band heads to Japan for a pair of Decaydance Fest shows alongside Cobra Starship, The Cab, and The Hush Sound. In September, The Academy Is will cross the Atlantic for a number of UK dates with We The Kings and The Maine.

"Fast Times At Barrington High" follows the band's acclaimed second album, "Santi." Released in April 2007, the album – which featured the single/video, "We've Got A Big Mess On Our Hands" – drew ecstatic praise, including a cover feature in Alternative Press magazine. The band was feted in Rolling Stone as one of 2007's "10 Artists To Watch," where "Santi" was hailed for combining "heart-on-sleeve melodrama with a hard-rock swagger." USA Today declared the album "bigger in every way than its predecessor," hailing the band for "coming of age, tightening its chops, beefing up its rhythm-section stomp and showing off frontman William Beckett's range."

The Academy Is on "Bill & Trav's Bogus Journey Tour" 2008
OCTOBER
1 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
2 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
3 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
4 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
5 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
7 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
8 Dallas, TX House of Blues
9 Austin, TX Emo's Alternative Lounge
11 Tempe, AZ Marquee theater
14 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
15 W. Hollywood, CA House of Blues
17 San Diego, CA Soma
18 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
19 San Francisco, CA The Regency Center
21 Vancouver, BC Croatian Cultural center
22 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
23 Portland, OR Roseland theater
25 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
26 Denver, CO Ogden theater
28 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
29 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
30 Sauget, IL Pop's
31 Minneapolis, MN The Cabooze
NOVEMBER
1 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club
2 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
4 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
5 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
6 Chicago, IL House of Blues
9 Pontiac, MI Clutch Cargo's
11 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
12 Boston, MA The Roxy
13 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory Ballroom
14 Hartford, CT Webster theater
15 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
17 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
18 Norfolk, VA The Norva
19 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
21 Montreal, QC Metropolis
22 Toronto, ON The Guvernment
23 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom

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