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Adelitas Way Debut 'Last Stand' Music Video
March 7, 2010
Adelitas Way has unveiled their brand new music video for "Last Stand" on Yahoo Music. The melodic anthem is currently available for free download on the bands official website and appears on the group's self-titled album, available in-stores and on iTunes.

Check out the music video for "Last Stand" below and stop by to see a list of current tour dates with Three Days Grace and Chevelle.
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Three Days Grace Announce U.S. Headline Dates
February 18, 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 "Homeâ" 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 began on Tuesday, February 15th. For a full listing please see below:

Three Days Grace Headline Tour
w/ Special Guests Chevelle, Adelitas Way:
3/26 - Grand Rapids, MI - Delta Plex
3/27 - Saginaw, MI - Dow Event Center
3/28 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
3/30 - St. Paul, MN - Roy Wilkins
3/31 - Council Bluffs, IA - Mid-America Center
4/02 - Tupelo, MS - Bankcorp South
4/03 - Biloxi, MS - Mississippi Coliseum
4/06 - Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Center
4/07 - Pikeville, KY - Eastern KY Expo Cntr
4/09 - Savannah, GA - Savannah Civic Center
4/10 - Raleigh, NC - RBC Center
4/11 - Charlotte, NC - Bojangles Coliseum
4/13 - Knoxville, TN - Knoxville Civic
4/15 - Elmira, NY - First Arena
4/16 - Springfield, MA - Mass Mutual Center
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Adelitas Way Contribute Song To WWE Compilation
February 3, 2010

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.

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Adelitas Way To Appear On Rockline Tonight
January 25, 2010
Radio rockers, Adelitas Way, will be featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show Rockline with host Bob Coburn on Monday January 25, 2010 at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with Adelitas Way by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625).

The band will be on the second half of the show. For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to This broadcast will be available for streaming for two weeks on the Rockline website the day following the show.

Visit the bands official site for more information and a full list of upcoming tour dates with Theory of a Deadman. Also feel free to visit the band's Official Myspace page for updates at
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Take A Ride With Adelitas Way
January 10, 2010
Over the past year Adelitas Way has spent countless days on the road, touring with Cavo, Breaking Benjamin, and Shinedown, all in support of their major label debut. It's no secret that life on the road can take its toll, but the hard-rocking Las Vegas five-piece managed to find an escape of the road's monotony through a video camera and well choreographed van video! In what can best be described as comedic genius with a splash of amateur directing, Adelitas Way brings fans a digital short of life on the road.

To find the band's next tour stop with Theory of a Deadman, and hear their new single "Last Stand" visit the bands Myspace page at

Upcoming tour dates with Theory of a Deadman:
1/18 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, Minnesota
1/19 - House of blues - Chicago, Illinois
1/21 - Wink Arena - Big Rapids, Michigan
1/22 - Headliners - Toledo, Ohio
1/23 - The Machine shope - Flint, Michigan
1/24 - The Rave - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1/25 - Wedgewood Entertainment - Austintown, Ohio
1/26 - Club Zoo - Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
1/27 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, Pennsylvania
1/29 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, New Jersey
1/30 - Bourbon Street Ballroom - Baltimore, Maryland
1/31 - House of Blues - Boston, Massachusetts
2/01 - The Norva - Norfolk, Virginia
2/03 - The Valarium - Knoxville, Tennessee
2/06 - House of Blues - Houston, Texas
2/08 - House of Blues - Dallas, Texas
2/09 - The Cotillion - wichita, Kansas
2/10 - Ogden theatre - Denver, Colorado
2/12 - Knitting Factory - Reno, Nevada
2/13 - House of Blues - Las vegas, Nevada
2/15 - Modesto Center Plaza - Modesto, California
2/16 - Senator Theatre - Chico, California
2/17 - Regency Center - San Francisco, California
2/18 - Last Say Saloon - Santa Rosa, California
2/20 - Knitting Factory - Spokane, Washington
2/21 - The Knitting Factory - Boise, Idaho
2/24 - Great Falls Civic Center - Great Falls, Montana
2/27 - Showbox Sodo - Seattle, Washington
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HOME TOWN: Las Vegas, NV
Rick DeJesus – Vocals
Chris Iorio – Lead Guitar
Keith Wallen - Guitar
Trevor Stafford – Drums
Derek Johnston – Bass

“Invincible,” the edgy, empowering rocker that kicks off the self-titled debut from Adelitas Way is also an apt description for singer Rick DeJesus’ undaunted focus and determination. Born and raised in a rough Philly neighborhood, he saw family members in jail and on drugs, and a friend shot in the head and killed by drug dealers. Rick’s future was likewise bleak -- “my friends were carrying guns, selling drugs, doing drugs, leading reckless lives. I knew I was going to pay the consequences,” Rick acknowledges. So, in 2005, grasping for any escape, on a dare Rick auditioned for a VH1 show that would take him to Los Angeles. With no idea what he was in for, in short succession Rick appeared on the VH1 show ‘Strip Search,” then ended up in Vegas, living in his car for three months, doing anything to make ends meet. “Anything” included the “American Storm” show at the Rivera. Rick calls his short stint in the revue “a rock moment. I was young, poor and crazy… and it beat robbing people.” It also allowed him the means to focus on the anthemic, potent hard modern rock that would become the calling card of Adelitas Way. Rick’s compelling personal dramas are channeled into his performances -- and every dynamic note on Adelitas Way. The heartfelt, radio-ready songs, captured by Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Plain White T’s, 3 Doors Down), Adelitas Way, range from the sexy romp of ‘Dirty Little Thing” to the emotionally charged rock anthem of “Last Stand” to the classic mid-tempo rocker “Scream.”

Rick is joined by kindred spirits in the Las Vegas-based quintet. First to join Adelitas Way was Iorio, a high school senior who credits his “rock & roll parents” with getting him a guitar at 7, and turning him on to KISS, Ted Nugent and Van Halen. His style is a mix of ‘70s rock with modern flair, and he notes: “I like Slash and Randy Rhoads—both bluesy and ‘shreddy’ styles.” Trevor Stafford, an in-demand tour and studio drummer, was on Ozzfest with the band Shuvel at 17, and is a fan of System of a Down, Primus, and grunge. A Huntington Beach, California native, he moved to Vegas to be in the band full time. The final puzzle pieces are New York-bred bassist Derek Johnston and West Virginia native guitarist Keith Wallen, who joined after the record was complete. They both bring indie, hardcore and classic rock influences to the Adelitas Way stew.

Trevor gives major props to Rick for getting Adelitas Way shows with artists like Chris Cornell, Hinder and Tantric, and generating the huge industry buzz that ended with the band signing to Virgin. “I played with a lot of people,” says Trevor, “but never anyone like Rick; his work ethic is out-of-control amazing.” Rick and Trevor have more than rock in common. Determined to rise above the chaos of his existence in Philly, Rick graduated high school with a 3.7 GPA and went to college for three years, playing college baseball. Likewise, Trevor earned a partial baseball scholarship, but, like Rick, ultimately chose music. It wasn’t until Rick was 18 and snuck into a bar for an acoustic night, singing in front of 60 people for first time ever (and getting a standing ovation), that he thought, ‘hey, I might not suck!’” Now they’re team players in Adelitas Way, Rick’s winning personality and dogged work growing the band’s reputation one fan at a time, literally. “Every second of my life was focused on music. I bought nothing for the first year doing music in Vegas. I wore the same shirt every day. I handed a demo to every person I saw, and that’s how the mystique began. If I was in Walmart, Dunkin’ Donuts… I probably handed out 6,000 demos. So our first show we drew 900 kids at the Rainbow Bar.”

Rick and the band (in a different lineup) sold 10,000 self-titled records under their own steam, “Move On” earning #1 song accolades in 2006 on Vegas rock station KOMP. Regional tours further honed their reputation as a powerful live act, solidifying Rick as a charismatic frontman who wrote songs that exorcised and explored the demons of his past. Their songs, like “Scream,” written in a scummy Memphis motel room, are a whole-band effort. Rick’s lyrics are at once introspective, compassionate, unflinching and inspiring. On “Invincible,” a band favorite, Rick explains, “I was going for that ‘Incredible Hulk’ feeling; a song that pumps you up, a crowd-pleaser. It’s about our attitude: I’m not going to let anyone stand in the way of my dreams.”

One of the band’s most-asked questions is their name. Rick, the consummate storyteller on and offstage, relates a great true tale. During a band road trip to LA, they took a detour to San Diego, and when Rick woke up from a nap in the back of the band truck, they were getting arrested in Mexico. Corrupt cops robbed the band, but Rick secreted away a little cash in his socks. Freaked out, the band went to the first bar they saw in Tijuana to have a beer and calm their nerves. It was the Adelita Bar. “There were a bunch of young, really pretty girls and I realized it was basically a brothel,” explains Rick. “I chatted with one girl, questioning why she was living this life? And I wrote a song about it. The band name emerged from the sad stories behind the ‘Way’ they lived at the Adelita—Adelitas Way. As a songwriter,” Rick continues, “I’m very emotional, I put myself in people’s shoes a lot and live vicariously. My songs are about true situations.” That’s reflected in their well rounded and timeless album. For instance, “All Fall Down” is about Rick’s headspace before he left the mean streets of Philly. “Before I moved, everything was gloomy and depressing. But as a kid, your only concern was what you were going to be for Halloween, or get for Christmas. So the song is about how you should have savored those moments. I took things for granted.”

In 2009, with the rising success of Adelitas Way, Rick takes nothing for granted, and some days, feels lucky just to be alive. As teenage guitarist Chris observes, “we made it this far by hard work and nickel-and-dimeing it, vans breaking down in the middle of the desert, the whole bit. It took a while to find this ideal lineup, where we all want the same thing. And everything finally feels right.”