Adelitas Way, Papa Roach & Shinedown brought their tour to the PNC Pavillion last Tuesday night. This is a nice triple bill that was a pretty cool preview for the up and coming Rockstar Enegy Drink Uproar Festival which starts in August 17th – September 30th. Check below for the Hard Rock Hideout photo gallery from this show.
The Carnival of Madness made a stop at the Kentucky State Fair last Friday night. This concert featured new comers Emphatic, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Alter Bridge and Theory of a Deadman. Unlike the east coast that was getting hammered with high speed winds and torrential rainfall from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene, it was a perfect night for a rock show in Louisville, Ky. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky. The show started like clock work and every band pretty much started at their scheduled time.
Emphatic took the stage at promptly at 6:30, and the first thing I noticed is they had a different singer. I saw Emphatic earlier this year at the Phoenix Hill Tavern in Louisville, KY, and met their singer Patrick Wilson after the show. I wondered all night what had happened to Patrick. Thanks to HRH reader Shaylee, I found out that Emphatic’s singer Patrick Wilson was unable to tour with the Emphatic due to an injury to his vocal chords. Grant Kendrick from the Omaha, NE band, The Wreckage is filling in for Patrick while he heals. To my ears, Kendrick is doing a fine job. Emphatic played several songs off of their newly released self titled CD including: “Do I”, “Get Paid”, “Beg”, “Put Down The Drink”, “Original Sin” and my personal favorite, “Bounce”.
Las Vegas, Nevada’s Adelitas Way was the second act on the Carnival of Madness bill. This was the first time I have seen Adelitas Way perform live. I didn’t have any expectations for this band, and I liked their tunes quite a bit. They played songs from their self titled CD, as well as their new disc Home School Valedictorian. Judging from the tunes they played Friday night, I am going to have to break their CD’s out and give them another listen. They performed a tight set, and were pretty good, however neither Emphatic or Adelitas Way could even come close to the performance put on by Kentucky’s Black Stone Cherry.
The Kentucky State Fair was a home coming performance for Black Stone Cherry. They were the headliner at the Kentucky State Fair one year ago, and quite honestly, I thought they should have been again in 2011. Black Stone Cherry put on a high energy set which included their songs,”Maybe Someday”, “Blame in on the Boom Boom”, “White Trash Millionaire”, “Blind Man”, and “Lonely Train”. They were excellent, and a whole lot of fun to watch. I wish they could have played longer. I have seen BSC perform several times over the years, and they never disappoint. They were easily the highlight of this Carnival of Madness concert.
The last time I saw Alter Bridge perform was in 2008, so I they were the second band that I was looking forward to most on this night. Myles Kennedy and company did not disappoint. Their set included the songs: ”Slip to the Void”, “Find the Real”, “White Knuckles”, “Ghost of Days Gone By”, “Ties That Bind”, “Blackbird”, “Come To Life”, “Isolation” and “Rise Today”. The last time I saw Alter Bridge, I remember them being good, but they left a much bigger impression on me this time. Mark Tremonti was excellent on lead guitar all night. Myles Kennedy got to show off his guitar playing prowess, when he traded off guitar solos with Tremonti. I had no idea that Myles Kennedy was THIS good of a guitar player. Who Knew? I hope I can see Alter Bridge again, when they can play a longer set. Their performance was second only to Black Stone Cherry on this evening.
I must admit that I haven’t had a lot of love for Theory of a Deadman over the years. Every time I have seen them live, they have been disappointing at best. On Friday night, they surprised me. They sounded and performed better than any other time I have seen them. Singer Tyler Connolly did his best to interact with the crowd (and not look at his shoes). While I still didn’t think Theory of a A Deadman had a lot of energy, I thought their were much better than I have seen them previously. I don’t know if having Black Stone Cherry and Alter Bridge open up for them puts more pressure on T.O.A.D., but they definitely brought their “A” game to the old Cardinal Stadium. Theory of a Deadman performed their songs “Gentlemen”, “Got it Made”, “All or Nothing”, “So Happy”, “Bitch Came Back”,”Not Meant To Be”, “Lowlife”, their cover of the J.J. Cale classic “Cocaine”, “Bad Girlfriend” and more.
If you take one thing from this review, take this, go see the Carnival of Madness on one of the remaining dates. It is well worth your hard earned cash, and is fun night of rock and roll.
The following dates remain in the 2011 Carnival of Madness:
Thursday, September 1 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair
Saturday, September 3 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino
Wednesday, September 7 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Concert Pavilion
Friday, September 9 Big Flats, NY Tag’s Summer Stage
Saturday, September 10 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
Sunday, September 11 Huntington, WV Harris Riverfront Park
Tuesday, September 13 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Uptown Amp.
Wednesday, September 14 Fayetteville, NC Crown Coliseum
Friday, September 16 Tulsa, OK Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino
Saturday, September 17 Poplar Bluff, MO Black River Coliseum
Sunday, September 18 Dayton, Oh Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Annual Summer Tour to Feature Platinum Artist Theory of a Deadman,
Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, Adelitas Way and newcomer Emphatic
Sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, the trek will steamroll through North America starting August 13 in Twin Lakes, WI. See below for the complete list of shows.
DATE CITY VENUE
* Wednesday, August 17 Indianapolis, IN The Lawn at White River State Park
Friday, August 19 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah’s Casino
Saturday, August 27 Waterloo, IA McElroy Auditorium (outdoors)
NEW ALBUM HOME SCHOOL VALEDICTORIAN IN STORES JUNE 7TH
Adelitas Way have officially announced their upcoming American summer tour dates. Adelitas Way will join the second annual Carnival of Madness tour alongside Theory of a Deadman, Alter Bridge, Black Cherry Stone, and Empathic. Before the Carnival kicks off, Adelitas Way will go on a short run with Seether, to support their upcoming sophomore album, Home School Valedictorian.
Home School Valedictorian, which features the first single “Sick,” is available for pre-order on iTunes now. Fans can preview the entire album through the band’s YouTube Album Sampler. The video for the lead single is now available to watch on the band’s YouTube Channel and is currently in the Top 10 at Active Rock.
For more updates on Adelitas Way, check out their official website, www.adelitaswaymusic.com, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages. Home School Valedictorian hits stores and online outlets everywhere June 7th!
SEETHER TOUR DATES
June 2 Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN
June 3 Parkersburg Eagles Club Parkersburg, WV
June 7 Soul Kitchen Mobile, AL
June 8 Outside of Club Fire Jackson, MS
June 12 Ground Zero Nightclub Traverse City, MI
June 14 The Oasis Springfeld, MO
CARNIVAL OF MADNESS 2011 TOUR DATES
August 13 Twin Lakes, IL Shadow Hill Ranch
August 19 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah’s Casino
August 20 Sedalia, MO Missouri State Fairgrounds
August 26 Louisville, KY KY State Fair/Cardinal Stadium
August 27 Waterloo, IA McElroy Auditorium (outdoors)
August 28 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair
September 1 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair
September 3 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino
September 7 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Concert Pavilion
September 10 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
September 11 Huntington, WV Harris Riverfront Park
September 13 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Uptown Amp.
September 14 Fayetteville, NC Crown Coliseum
September 16 Tulsa, OK Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino
September 17 Poplar Bluff, MS Black River Coliseum
Las Vegas rock band Adelitas Way will release their sophomore album, Home School Valedictorian, on June 7th via Virgin Records. Dave Bassatt (Shinedown) produced the album with Adelitas Way, which consists of vocalist Rick DeJesus, guitarist Keith Wallen, bassist Derek Johnston, and drummer Trevor Stafford.
Home School Valedictorian features the first single “Sick” which can be heard in its entirety now through their official lyric video. “Sick” is also available on iTunes now. Fans can also preview every song from Home School Valedictorian through the band’s YouTube Album Sampler, where fans can select which specific song they want to hear on the video itself.
For more information on Adelitas Way, make sure to check out the band’s official website, www.adelitaswayrock.com, as well as theirFacebook and Twitter pages. Look out for Home School Valedictorian hitting stores and online outlets June 7th!
Adelitas Way has just released a behind the scenes look at their latest single, “Last Stand.” The making of video captures personal interviews with the band and gives fans a look inside of the filming process. “Last Stand” is currently available for free download on the band’s official website and appears on the group’s self-titled album, available in-stores and on iTunes now!
Las Vegas rockers, Adelitas Way, are giving fans the chance to download their brand new single, “Last Stand,” for free! All you have to do is click here to enter your information and download now! “Last Stand” is the follow up to the bands breakout single “Invincible.” The song is a power rock anthem that will have you singing at the top of your lungs.
Make sure to download the song now and stop by the bands official MySpace page for a list of upcoming tour dates with Three Days Grace and Chevelle!
THREE DAYS GRACE ANNOUNCE U.S. HEADLINE DATES WITH SPECIAL GUEST CHEVELLE ALONG WITH ADELITA’S WAY
Tour begins in Grand Rapids, MI on March 26, 2010
Three Days Grace have announced dates for their U.S. headlining tour in support of the band’s most recent release Life Starts Now. The first leg of the tour will start in Grand Rapids, MI on March 26th at the Delta Plex and conclude on April 16th in Springfield, MA at the Springfield Civic Center. Joining Three Days Grace on tour will be special guests Chevelle as well as Adelita’s Way.
“Break” the first single from Life Starts Now has been #1 on the Active Rock Radio chart for 12 weeks and was #1 at Mainstream Rock for seven weeks. It also reached Top 5 at Alternative Radio. Life Starts Now debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 charts making it the highest debut ever for the band.
The second single “The Good Life” is just now being serviced at radio.
The band just completed a 2 month co-headlining tour of the U.S. with Breaking Benjamin and special guest Flyleaf and prior to that a national headline Canadian tour.
The Toronto-based rock band is comprised of Adam Gontier (vocals, guitar), Neil Sanderson (drums, piano), Brad Walst (bass), and Barry Stock (lead guitar).
Their first album, the self titled Three Days Grace, was released in 2003. The album generated 3 hit singles, “I Hate Everything About You” which reached #2 on the Mediabase Modern Rock chart and Top 5 on the Mediabase Mainstream Rock chart, “ Just Like You” which went to #1 on both the Mediabase Modern Rock and Mediabase Mainstream Rock charts, and “Home” which went to #2 on the Mediabase Mainstream Rock chart.
One-X, the band’s sophomore album was released in 2006 and debuted on the Billboard Album Chart at #5. That album also produced 3 #1 Mediabase Mainstream Rock singles “Animal I’ve Become,” “Pain” and “Never Too Late.”
In 2007 Mediabase ranked Three Days Grace as the # 1 artist in airplay across all rock formats (Modern Rock, Active Rock, Mainstream Rock). That same year R&R/Billboard also ranked Three Days Grace as # 1 Active Rock Artist of the Year, # 1 Rock Artist of the Year and # 2 Modern Rock/Alternative Artist of the Year.
Both Three Days Grace and One-X have been certified Platinum. Three Days Grace has sold over 4 million albums worldwide.
Tickets go on sale Friday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th. Fan club early pre-sale begins on Tuesday, February 15th. For a full listing please see below:
THREE DAYS GRACE HEADLINE TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST CHEVELLE AND ADELITA’S WAY:
March 26 Grand Rapids, MI Delta Plex On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMEST
March 27 Saginaw, MI Dow Event Center On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMEST
March 28 Green Bay, WI Resch Center On Sale Feb 20th at 11AMCST
March 30 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMCST
March 31 Council Bluffs, IA Mid-America Center On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMCST
April 2 Tupelo, MS Bankcorp South On Sale Feb 19th at 10AMCST
April 3 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coliseum On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMEST
April 6 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMEST
April 7 Pikeville, KY Eastern KY Expo Cntr On Sale Feb 19th at 10AMEST
April 9 Savannah, GA Savannah Civic Center On Sale Feb 19th at 10AMEST
April10 Raleigh, NC RBC Center On Sale Feb 19th at 10AMEST
April 11 Charlotte, NC Bojangles Coliseum On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMEST
April 13 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic On Sale Feb 19th at 10AMEST
April 15 Elmira, NY First Arena On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMEST
April 16 Springfield, MA Mass Mutual Center On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMEST
Adelitas Way has contributed a brand new song called “A New Day” to an upcoming WWE compilation titled WWE: The Music — A New Day. The collection, which also features songs from Story Of The Year and others, is available in-stores now as a standard CD and exclusively at Amazon MP3 as a digital download.
Meanwhile, the Las Vegas rockers continue to give their fans a behind the scenes look at life on the road through the use of digital short videos. The latest video captures bass guitarist Derek picking a fight with front man Rick and leaves one of the band members in pain on the floor. Check out the video here and see who comes out victorious.
Head over to the bands official MySpace page to hear the band’s latest single “Last Stand” and a list of current tour dates with Theory of a Deadman and Halestorm.
Adelitas Way have just announced that they will begin touring with their friends Theory of a Deadman this January! The tour will include opening acts Halestorm and Taking Dawn, and will kick off in Minneapolis, MN on January 18th. The Las Vegas based Adelitas Way is supporting their self titled debut album, which features the top 10 single “Invincible.”
Adelitas Way Tour Dates:
Mon 01/18/10 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Tue 01/19/10 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
Sun 01/24/10 Milwaukee, WI The Rave Eagles Club
Wed 01/27/10 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Cafe
Fri 01/29/10 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Sat 01/30/10 Baltimore, MD Bourbon Street Ballroom
Sun 01/31/10 Boston, MA House Of Blues
Mon 02/01/10 Norfolk, VA NorVa
Sat 02/06/10 Houston, TX House Of Blues
Mon 02/08/10 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
Tue 02/09/10 Wichita, KS The Cotillion
Wed 02/10/10 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
To celebrate all things rock ‘n gaming Adelitas Way and Sick Puppies are tag-teaming-up with Hard Rock Hideout to give one lucky fan a chance to win the ultimate prize pack. That’s right, one winner will score an XBOX 360 pro, Smackdown Vs Raw 2010 for the 360 and a copy of Sick Puppies’ new album Tri-Polar as well as Adelitas Way’s self-titled album!
Check out the brand new video, “Invincible” from Adelitas Way.
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