William Beckettâ€™s show at the Roxy in West Hollywood was a perfect blend of songs from The Academy Isâ€¦ and his solo career.
William Beckett, the former leader singer of The Academy Isâ€¦ is currently out on the road with Aaron Gillepsie on an acoustic tour of the U.S.
Beckett is a dynamic frontman with a full band behind him, but the solo shows he has been playing since The Academy Isâ€¦ disbanded have been mellow and soft, showcasing his sweet romanticism as opposed to rock star bravado.
Beckettâ€™s set drew equally from 2013â€™s solo album, Genuine & Counterfeit, and from The Academy Isâ€¦ adding in a cover of Death Cab for Cutieâ€™s â€œMarching Bands of Manhattan,â€ as well as a dash of Sweeney Todd for good measure. It was a winning combination for the audience of loyal fans who thoroughly enjoyed the show.
- Hanging on a Honeymoon
- Caught in the Middle
- The Phrase that Pays (The Academy Isâ€¦)
- Cracks in the Ceiling
- Marching Bands of Manhattan (Death Cab for Cutie cover)
- Down and Out (The Academy Isâ€¦)
- Everything We Had (The Academy Isâ€¦)
- Just You Wait
- About a Girl (The Academy Isâ€¦)
The Academy Isâ€¦ have announced that they will play one final 10th year anniversary farewell show at Riot Fest Chicago this September. In the meantime, be sure to catch William Beckett on his tour with Aaron Gillepsie this summer.
7/1 â€“ Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
7/2 â€“ West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
7/3 â€“ San Diego, CA @ HOB-Voodoo Room
7/7 â€“ Denver, CO @ Marquis
7/9 â€“ Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
7/10 â€“ St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
7/11 â€“ Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
7/12 â€“ Birmingham, AL @Zydeco
7/15 â€“ Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
7/16 â€“ Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery
7/17 â€“ Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
7/18 â€“ Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl â€“ Center Stage
7/19 â€“ Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
7/20 â€“ Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
7/22 â€“ Annapolis, MD @ Knights of Columbus