Las Vegas rockers, Adelitas Way will hit the road with Shinedown this fall in support of their self-titled debut, which released July 14th on Virgin/EMI Music and debuted at #16 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Chart. The tour will kick off in Richmond, VA on Friday, September 11 and will work its way across the Midwest and West coast then travel back ending in Orlando.
To mark the release of its self-titled debut, Adelitas Way recently celebrated at the Palms Casino Resort in its hometown of Las Vegas on the album’s street date. A select number of fans who purchased their CD at ZIA Records along with local radio contest winners, gained entry to a private concert by Adelitas Way at The Lounge at the Palms Casino Resort and the after-party at Moon. Preceding their debut celebration, Adelitas Way appeared at WWE’s Monday Night RAW in Orlando.
The album’s kick off single, the power-rock anthem “Invincible,” has already been tagged as WWE Superstars theme song, been used for spots promoting the 2009 season finale of the hit series “CSI: Miami” and is currently available on iTunes. Since then, the single been streamed nearly 200,000 times on Adelitas Way’s MySpace page and is building national airplay as it climbs at both Active and Rock radio charts.
In support of the single, the band shot their video for “Invincible,” which was directed by Dale Resteghini, (Fallout Boy, Hawthorne Heights, Alter Bridge). Adelitas Way wanted to create an epic video that would awaken the fight in anyone who is in need. The video focuses on everyday people who are faced with life challenging circumstances, while delivering an inspiring message of hope and perseverance. The video will appear on AOL’s NoiseCreep.
Adelitas Way is fronted by singer Rick DeJesus, who grew up in a rough Philadelphia neighborhood that was ravaged by drugs and poverty. In 2005, he seized an opportunity to move to Las Vegas where he met up with lead guitarist Chris Iorio, guitarist Keith Wallen, drummer Trevor Stafford and bassist Derek Johnston. Soon the quintet was opening for artists like Chris Cornell, Hinder and Tantric, generating an impressive industry buzz that resulted in their signing with Virgin.
Produced by the Grammy-nominated Johnny K (Disturbed, Plain White T’s, 3 Doors Down), the band’s debut album is filled with hard, edgy modern rock anthems spotlighting the shredding blues style of teenage axe-slinger Iorio and the propulsive, grunge-like drums of Huntington Beach, CA native Stafford, a veteran of Ozzfest band Shuvel. N.Y. bassist Johnston and West Virginia guitarist Wallen bring a combination of indie, hardcore and classic rock influences to the band’s distinctive sound.
Adelitas Way, whose name comes from an unplanned visit to a Tijuana brothel, is currently on tour with Saliva and will head out with Sick Puppies on August 13th. You can check out first single “Invincible” and other music from Adelitas Way on the group’s MySpace page (www.myspace.com/adelitasway) and at www.adelitaswaymusic.net.
Current Tour Dates:
July 29 Farmington, NM Gators Bar & Grill
July 30 Tempe, AZ Tempe Marketplace
July 31 Murray. UT Murray Theatre
August 2 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
August 8 Greenville, SC The Handlebar
August 9 Murfreesboro, TN 527 Mainstreet
August 13 Towson, MD Recher Theatre
August 14 Jacksonville, NC Hooligan’s
August 15 Charlotte, NC Amos’s South End
August 16 Hilton Head, SC Shoreline Ballroom
August 18 Columbia, SC Headliner’s
August 19 Atlanta, GA The Loft
August 20 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
August 21 St. Petersburg, FL The State Theatre
August 22 West Palm Beach, FL Respectable Street Caf�
August 24 Fort Walton Beach, FL The Swap
August 25 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre
September 11 The National Richmond, VA
September 12 Huntington, WV Xfest 2009 (WAMX)
September 14 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
September 18 Boise, ID The Knitting Factory
September 19 Reno, NV Grand Theatre
September 21 Medford, OR Medford Armory
September 22 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
September 24 Blackfoot, ID El Ray de Oro Events Center
September 25 Magna, UT The Great Salt Air
September 26 St. George, UT Dixie Sunbowl
September 28 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
September 29 Modesto, CA Modesto Center Plaza
September 30 San Diego, CA House of Blues
October 3 San Francisco, CA Grand Ballroom @ Regency Center
October 5 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
October 9 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre
October 11 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
October 14 Little Rock, AZ Metroplex
October 17 New Orleans, LA UNO Lakefront
October 20 N. Myrtle beach, SC House of Blues
October 21 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues