Edgy Las Vegas-based hard rock outfit Adelitas Way formed in 2006, but it wasn’t until 2009 when they broke into the mainstream. Their anthemic song “Invincible”, from their self-titled debut album paved the way into numerous television spots, including the “CSI Miami” finale, served as the theme song for the weekly WWE Superstars show, was also featured in the THQ video game “Raw vs Smackdown” and on Fox Sports Network theme song for college football. Invincible has also been featured on ESPN Monday night football, and The ALCS on Fox.
Formed in the late 2000’s by lead vocalist Rick DeJesus, the band released its debut on Virgin Records in July ‘09. The band’s sophomore effort, “Home School Valedictorian”, arrived in Summer ‘11 spawning four Top 5 singles including two #1 hits at Rock radio. The record was the band’s highest selling album to date, selling over 150,000 copies and close to 1 MILLION singles.
At the end of 2012, Adelitas Way began writing their third album, which would be the first featuring Cushing and Robert Zakaryan with writing credits. In July 2013, they entered the studio with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz to record. The album “Stuck” was released July 29, and had a Top 10 single with “Dog on a Leash”(#6)at active rock.
The band has toured the U.S. And Canada with Guns N Roses, Shinedown, Creed, Alter Bridge, Three Days Grace, Halestorm, Theory of a Deadman, Breaking Benjamin, The Pretty Reckless, Godsmack, Staind, Flyleaf, RED, 10 years, Chevelle, In this moment, and more.
They have also successfully headlined the US and are a part of some of the biggest festivals in rock n roll year after year
They are back with Bad Reputation which is full of attitude and rebellion, off the New album Getaway produced by Johnny K (Disturbed, Staind) and are about to do a full Headline trek of the U.S. In support of the new single and new album
"Bad Reputation" is a song I wrote about how I feel. I've always lived my life just being who I am, and really in the past few years in rock I've built a bit of a reputation for being myself. On tour I like to drink a little wine, smoke a little pot. Music is fun, and too many in the business take it far too seriously at times. I also don't like to see people in the business constantly jumping off the rock bandwagon; I've heard heavy rock stations starting to play Bastille songs, so I spoke my mind. People say I'm uncontrollable, instead of taking accountability for what they are doing to help kill Rock-n-Roll. Even live shows were filled with more rules from the venues down to the bands we toured with. It was bullshit, and I hated what I was seeing happening to what was once the most rebellious group of humans I had ever seen. I have a bad reputation for not giving a fuck, always enjoying myself, and always being a advocate for Rock-n-Roll til the end. I wrote the song because that's who I am and how I feel.
This album is very important, I see it as the start of us taking back what is ours: a spot at the top of Rock-n-Roll. Fuel music offered me exactly what I was looking for, and that's a great partner. I want to make a statement with our indie release so other artists can follow, and not be afraid. Controlling your own destiny through hard work and great relationships feels amazing, It makes me love what I do that much more. It's also so exciting to feel that the possibilities are endless; on a major label things became so predictable, they believe rock is dead so you know that you'll get no attention. I needed to go indie for myself, my family, my band, and our music. To me it was the only option I was interested in. I was tired of being told to change my sound, that rock was dead. I felt really restricted, freedom is everything, and I also have the opportunity to make the best living from music I ever had. I'm at my best when my mind is focused on the songs, the plan, and the fans. - Rick DeJesus (Adelitas Way)
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Tour Dates:01/16 @ Pub Rock - Scottsdale, AZ 01/20 @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill - Dallas, TX 01/21 @ Scout Bar - Houston, TX 01/22 @ Click's Live - Tyler, TX 01/23 @ Kress Live - Biloxi, MS 01/24 @ England Brothers Bandshell Park - Pinellas Park, FL 01/26 @ The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA 01/29 @ The Blind Tiger - Greensboro, NC 01/30 @ Hard Times - Hagerstown, MD 01/31st @ Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA 02/02 @ Stanhope House - Stanhope, NJ 02/03 @ Iron Works - Buffalo, NY 02/04 @ Realm - Toledo, OH 02/05 @ The Machine Shop - Flint, MI 02/06 @ The Tree - Joliet, IL 02/08 @ Austin’s Fuel Room - Libertyville, IL 02/09 @ POV’s 65 - Spring Lake Park, MN 02/10 @ District - Rockford, IL 02/11 @ Aftershock - Merriam, KS 02/12 @ Lookout Lounge - Omaha, NE 02/13 @ Marquis Theater - Denver, CO 02/14 @ Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO