On Saturday, Adelitas Way opened the Monster Main Stage with a monster performance. Fresh off their appearance at Carolina Rebellion two weeks ago, Adelitas Way played Rock On The Range 2012, and proved to the world why they belong on the main stage. It’s always great to see the AW guys, and later on that day I caught up with my good friend Rick DeJesus (lead vocals) to reflect on the band’s set, and talk about their summer plans. Rick said that Rebellion and ROTR was just the beginning. He continues to tell me that the band is ready to take the next step in their career, and they’re ready to really bring it! And you know somethin’? I believe it. He said the band is ready to take everything up a notch: their songwriting, their touring schedule, and their live show. I’m so amped to see these guys continue to develop into one of the world’s biggest rock bands.
Adelitas Way self-titled debut had singles featured on hit television shows CSI: Miami and WWE Raw/Smackdown. Nearly a year since it’s release, the band’s second album, Home School Valedictorian, has produced three singles with a fourth on the way. The first single, “Sick,” hit #1 on U.S. Rock Radio. The album itself weighed in at #66 on the Billboard Top 200, and hit #4 and #20 on the Billboard Hard Rock and Billboard Rock Charts respectively. The band recently announced that they will be playing the main stage on this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival all summer long, so find your Way to Uproar and CRANK IT UP! – by Matt Bishop (Photo Courtesy of Ken Schuler Photography)