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Gabe Saporta Joins The Academy Is… For “Snakes On A Plane”

The Academy Is Gabe Saporta Snake On A Plane

If you were lucky enough to be at Emo Nite in LA on July 8 this past summer, you already know that The Academy Is…’s William Beckett and Midtown/Cobra Starship’s Gabe Saporta graced the stage for an impromptu performance of sorts of their 2006 hit “Snakes On A Plane (Bring It).” 

Well, we were ready for it to happen again, and they certainly knew how to bring it! During The Academy Is…‘s late afternoon set, they treated the crowd to a captivating lineup featuring gems from their debut album Almost Here, including the title track and “Slow Down.” They also unleashed the sheer brilliance of their 2008 hit “About A Girl” from Fast Times At Barrington High.

But the true showstopper that had everyone on their feet was when Saporta joined Beckett and Co. for their electrifying 2006 collaboration. The festival’s atmosphere crackled with energy, almost as if their performance had taken center stage and held the entire audience spellbound.

For fans who weren’t at the festival to experience this monumental tour de force, idobi Radio has got you covered. You can check out Saporta and The Academy Is… at the finest below.

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The return of The Academy Is… feels like a breath of fresh air into the nostalgia that we are all feeling right now. The band was responsible for three very special albums in the second half of the ’00s. 2005’s Almost Here, 2007’s Santi and 2008’s Fast Times At Barrington High captured the ups and downs of young love, growing older, and finding your place in the world. Since the band’s initial return in 2015, where they toured to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Almost Here, they have been incredibly selective about what they do and where they play. They performed for the first time in seven years in 2022 at the Concord Music Hall in Chicago.

Since then, they have made their way back to the UK for an appearance at Slam Dunk Festival and supported Fall Out Boy on a selection of dates on the first leg of their So Much (For) Stardust U.S. tour.

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