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:


13th CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach

14th MANCHESTER Academy 3


16th LEEDS The Cockpit

17th LONDON Carling Academy Islington

19th OXFORD Academy

20th BIRMINGHAM Academy 2

21st PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood room