Adelitas Way will join forces with Theory of a Deadman on their upcoming US tour this winter in support of their self-titled debut on Virgin/EMI Music and debuted at #16 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Chart. The tour will kick off in Minneapolis, MN on Monday, January 18 and will include spots in Chicago, Baltimore and Boston.
The album’s kick off single, the power-rock anthem “Invincible,” has exploded on to the charts, scoring them Top 5 record at Active Rock, while racing its way to Top 25 at Rock. “Invincible” has already been tagged as WWE Superstars theme song, heard on the 2009 season of Monday Night Countdown on ESPN and showcased in the new WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2010 Video Game. Since then, the single has been streamed almost 400,000 times on Adelitas Way’s MySpace page (www.myspace.com/adelitasway).
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 drummer Trevor Stafford. They were later joined by guitarists Keith Wallen, and bassist Derek Johnston when they started to record the album in Chicago and have since added Creighton Bibbs to the lineup. The quintet has since then opened 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 Breaking Benjamin. You can check out their first single “Invincible” and other music from Adelitas Way on the group’s MySpace page (www.myspace.com/adelitasway) and at www.adelitaswaymusic.net.
Supporting Theory of A Deadman:
Monday, January 18 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Tuesday, January 19 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Friday, January 22 Toledo, OH Headliners
Saturday, January 23 Flint, MI The Machine Shop (supporting Halestorm)
Sunday, January 24 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Monday, January 25 Youngstown, OH Wedgewood Entertainment Center
Wednesday, January 27 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
Friday, January 29 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Saturday, January 30 Baltimore, MD Bourbon Street Ballroom
Sunday, January 31 Boston, MA House of Blues
Tuesday, February 2 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
Tuesday, February 9 Wichita, KS The Cotillion
Wednesday, February 10 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
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