Honor Society (band)

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Honor Society
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Honor Society (Jason Rosen, Alexander Noyes, Michael Bruno, and Andrew Lee) at the Gramercy Theater in New York City on June 26, 2011.
Background information
Origin Rockland County, New York and Midland Park, New Jersey
Genres Pop rock
Years active 2006–2013
Labels Independent
Website honorsocietymusic.com
Past members Michael Bruno
Jason Rosen
Andrew Lee Schmidt
Alexander Noyes

Honor Society was a pop rock band that formed in New York, New York in 2006. The band originally consisted of Michael Bruno (vocals/guitar), Jason Rosen (guitar/keyboard), Andrew Lee (bass), and Alexander Noyes (drums); however as of late 2012 Rosen is no longer a part of the band. They were previously signed to Jonas Records in affiliation with Hollywood Records but parted ways in 2011. The band released its debut album Fashionably Late on September 15, 2009. The album debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard 200. In October 2011, their second album, "A Tale of Risky Business: Part II", was released. The second album debut at No. 29 on the Independent Album charts. In September 2013, Bruno, Noyes, and Schmidt announced that they would be ending the band.

Members[edit]

History[edit]

2006-2008: First two EPs and career beginnings[edit]

Honor Society was formed in 2006, although Noyes was not yet a part of the band. In the same year they released "The Green Light EP" (2006). The band released its second EP, "A Tale of Risky Business" in May 2008.[1]

2009-2010: Discovery and Fashionably Late[edit]

The Jonas Brothers discovered Honor Society in late 2008 and soon after signed them to the record label along with Hollywood Records. Since the Spring of 2009, Honor Society has been named one of the six breakout bands to watch by Rolling Stone Magazine [2] and identified as a Buzzworthy band by MTV.[3]

Honor Society's debut album, Fashionably Late, was released on September 15, 2009.[4] The band performed as an opening act on the Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009[5] and as headliners on the Fashionably Late Tour. The debut album reached No. 18 on the Billboard 200 in its first week.

In Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Honor Society performed "You Really Got Me" during the opening scene with the film's main characters.

On December 14, 2009, Honor Society rang the opening bell for the New York Stock Exchange.[6]

In January 2010, Honor Society supported Timbaland on six dates on his Shock Value II Tour.

The band performed the National Anthem and later a musical performance at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree on July 31, 2010.

In the Fall of 2010, Honor Society started the #HONORsystem.[7] Releasing several new songs for free downloaded at HonorSocietyMusic.com.

2011-Present: ATORB2 and Serendipity[edit]

The band released their second full length album, "A Tale of Risky Business: Part II" on October 25, 2011. The album featured two major singles: "Living a Lie" and "Hurricane". The album debuted on the Billboard 200 in the No. 133 position and No. 29 on the Independent Album charts. The following year, on September 18, 2012, they released their third EP "Serendipity". The EP features the lead single "Serendipity", which was released in July 2012. In January 2013, it was announced that keyboardist and guitarist Jason Rosen and Honor Society would no longer be working together due to 'creative differences'.

Tours[edit]

Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009[edit]

Honor Society's first national tour. They were an opening/supporting act on the Jonas Brothers' 2009 World Tour alongside Jordin Sparks and the Wonder Girls. During the tour, Honor Society also did its own headlining shows called "The Full Moon Crazy Tour."[8] The tour became the 7th highest selling tour in 2009 after Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Madonna, U2 and Miley Cyrus.

Fashionably Late Tour[edit]

To support the release of its debut album, in September 2009, the band headlined the "Fashionably Late Tour," a 20 city tour through North America. YouTube Sensation Esmee Denters was a supporting and opening act on this tour.

Shock Value II Tour[edit]

In January 2010, Honor Society had the opportunity to open six shows on Timbaland's Shock Value II Tour. Special guests included: Justin Timberlake, Drake, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus.

Here Comes Trouble Tour[edit]

Honor Society continued touring through the Spring of 2010 on their third headlining tour, the Here Comes Trouble Tour. It was a 32 city tour and featured Ashlyne Huff and Just Kait as the opening acts.

Wherever You Are Tour[edit]

After a year off the road, the band returned with their fourth national headlining tour called the "Wherever You Are Tour". It was a 22 city tour and featured Action Item and Katelyn Tarver as the opening act.

Rock the Red Kettle Tour[edit]

In the fall of 2011, Honor Society went back on tour headlining the Salvation Army's Rock the Red Kettle Tour. It was a 17 city tour that started in Orlando, Florida and ended in West Hollywood, California. It featured Sunderland, The Trace, and Aaron Camper as the opening acts.

Summer of Love Tour[edit]

Honor Society served as the supporting headliner on Allstar Weekend's Summer of Love Tour, which ran from July 24 to August 20, 2012.

Serendipity: The Tour[edit]

In Spring 2013, Honor Society went on an 18-date tour running from March 10 to April 13, including free shows at iPlay and Macy's stores and some private events.

Television[edit]

At the beginning of 2010, the band performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. This episode was later cited as one of the highest rated of the show.

The band performed "Over You" and "See U in the Dark" on "Skate for the Heart" on January 31, 2010, that was aired on NBC.

The band performed the national anthem at the NFL Pro Bowl on January 31, 2010.

Honor Society sang the National Anthem at 6 baseball games in 2010 - San Francisco Giants on April 1, Kansas City Royals on April 7, Milwaukee Brewers on April 9, Detroit Tigers on April 11, Minnesota Twins on April 14 and New York Mets on April 23.

Alexander Noyes was featured on Kevin Jonas' "When I Was 17" episode that aired on MTV. He talked about Kevin and their friendship while in high school.

The band was featured on MTV's 10 on Top at No. 6 in 2010.

The band appeared on an episode on the third season of MTV's Silent Library.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • 2006: The Green Light
  • 2008: A Tale of Risky Business
  • 2012: Serendipity

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
U.S. 100 Digital
2009 "Where Are You Now" Bandslam soundtrack
"Over You" Fashionably Late
"Two Rebels" 101
2010 "Here Comes Trouble"
2011 "Hurricane" "A Tale of Risky Business, Pt. 2"
2012 "Serendipity" "Serendipity EP"

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Song Album
2009 "Where Are You Now" Bandslam
"Magic" Wizards of Waverly Place
"White Christmas" All Wrapped Up Vol.2
"You Really Got Me" Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
2010 "Real Gone" Disneymania 7
"Can't Box Me In" Team USA Olympics 2010 Soundtrack

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""The Green Light EP" Release Date". 
  2. ^ "Rolling Stone / MTV Buzzworthy". Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Rolling Stone / MTV Buzzworthy". 
  4. ^ a b "''Fashionably Late'' on its official merchandise website". Honorsocietymerch.com. 2009-07-20. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  5. ^ Browne, David; Christian Hoard, Steve Knopper, Neil Strauss (2009-05-28). "Inside summer's hottest tours". Rolling Stone (Will Schenck). p. 28. 
  6. ^ Cuenco, Marc. "Honor Society visits the NYSE". Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  7. ^ "#HONORsystem". 
  8. ^ Anitai, Tamar. "Breaking News: Honor Society Announces 'Full Moon Crazy Tour' & Dates!". Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  9. ^ Kratzer, Emily (2009-07-17). "Hey, the Jonas Bros. are the second act". The Journal News (Gannett Co. Inc.). Retrieved 2009-08-02. 

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