Honor Society (band)
Honor Society (Jason Rosen, Alexander Noyes, Michael Bruno, and Andrew Lee) at the Gramercy Theater in New York City on June 26, 2011.
|Origin||Rockland County, New York and Midland Park, New Jersey|
Honor Society is a pop rock band that formed in New York City in 2006. The band currently consists of Michael Bruno (vocals/guitar), Jason Rosen (guitar/keyboard), Andrew Lee Schmidt (bass), and Alexander Noyes (drums); however from 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, the band released their second album, A Tale of Risky Business: Part II. It debuted at No. 29 on the Independent Album charts. In September 2013, Bruno, Noyes, and Schmidt announced that they would be ending the band.
- Michael Bruno - lead vocals, guitar (2006–2013, 2020–present)
- Andrew Lee Schmidt - bass guitar, backing vocals (2006–2013, 2020–present)
- Alexander Noyes - drums, backing vocals (2006–2013, 2020–present)
- Jason Rosen - guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (2006–2012, 2020–present)
2006–2008: First two EPs and career beginnings
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.
2008–2010: Discovery and Fashionably Late
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. and identified as a Buzzworthy band by MTV.
Honor Society's debut album, Fashionably Late, was released on September 15, 2009. The band performed as an opening act on the Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009 and as headliners on the Fashionably Late Tour. The debut album reached No. 18 on the Billboard 200 in its first week.
On December 14, 2009, Honor Society rang the opening bell for the New York Stock Exchange.
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. Releasing several new songs for free downloaded at HonorSocietyMusic.com.
2011–2013: A Tale of Risky Business: Part II, Serendipity, and break–up
The band released their second full-length album, A Tale of Risky Business: Part II on October 25, 2011. The album spawned two 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, titled Serendipity. The title track was released as the lead single in July 2012.
In February 2013, Honor Society disbanded.
Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009
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." The tour became the 7th highest selling tour in 2009 after Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Madonna, U2, Justin Bieber, and Miley Cyrus.
Fashionably Late Tour
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
Here Comes Trouble Tour
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
After a year off the road, the band returned with its 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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
- 2006: The Green Light
- 2008: A Tale of Risky Business
- 2012: Serendipity
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2009||"Where Are You Now"||—||Bandslam|
|"Over You"||—||Fashionably Late|
|2010||"Here Comes Trouble"||—|
|2011||"Hurricane"||—||A Tale of Risky Business: Part II|
|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|
- Lusting, Jay. "Honor Society learns the rock-star ropes", The Star-Ledger, July 9, 2009. Accessed May 27, 2016. "The band, which is based in Midland Park, has not released an album yet. But as proteges of the Jonas Brothers -- drummer Alexander Noyes used to be a member of the Jonases' touring band, and the group will release its album on a new label the Jonases are creating -- Honor Society has a built-in following."
- ""The Green Light EP" Release Date". Archived from the original on 2012-10-25.
- "Rolling Stone / MTV Buzzworthy". Retrieved 12 August 2011.
- "Rolling Stone / MTV Buzzworthy".
- "''Fashionably Late'' on its official merchandise website". Honorsocietymerch.com. 2009-07-20. Archived from the original on 2011-10-23. Retrieved 2011-10-23.
- Browne, David; Christian Hoard; Steve Knopper; Neil Strauss (2009-05-28). "Inside summer's hottest tours". Rolling Stone. Will Schenck. p. 28.
- Cuenco, Marc. "Honor Society visits the NYSE". Retrieved 2009-07-29.
- Anitai, Tamar. "Breaking News: Honor Society Announces 'Full Moon Crazy Tour' & Dates!". Retrieved 2009-05-27.
- Kratzer, Emily (2009-07-17). "Hey, the Jonas Bros. are the second act". The Journal News. Gannett Co. Inc. Archived from the original on 2009-07-20. Retrieved 2009-08-02.
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