THE ACADEMY IS... haben sich von Gitarrist Tom Conrad getrennt. Die Band gab folgendes Statement ab:
"After two years on the road together, Tom and the Academy Is... have gone in separate directions. William, Mike, Adam, and The Butcher can be found in an abandoned warehouse, somewhere on the southside of Chicago writing their second album.
While we are not too excited about the potential internet drama this news might invite, we felt our fans should know. We hope you understand and can continue to support both The Academy Is..., and Tom. "