Adelitas Way is a band that was made in Las Vegas, Nevada by Rick DeJesus.
DeJesus grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which had a huge impact on his music career. His two brother went to prison.
"It makes me tough-skinned," says DeJesus in a USA Today article. "I was from a place where everybody tried to shut you out and things were hard. So coming into the music industry, getting turned down sometimes and working hard didn't seem as bad as ending up selling drugs."
He then moved from Philadelphia to Las Vegas for VH1's 2005 reality show Strip Search. The show gave him good experience as a front man. In Las Vegas he started making the group Adelitas Way starting with drummer Trevor Stafford.
"I probably gave out 10,000 demos," DeJesus said in a USA Today article. "I used to sit in my house all day and burn discs, hand them to anybody who walked by me. Some people would throw them in the trash, and other people would use them as coasters, but I worked really hard to get Las Vegas to pay attention."
The band also includes bassist Derek Johnston and guitarists Keith Wallen and Robert Zakaryan.
Adelitas Way's top songs include Sick, Invincible and The Collapse.
The band's name references the Adelita Bar in Tijuana, Mexico. According to USA Today the website says it is where "the beer is cold and cheap and there are plenty of available women."
Adelitas Way will be playing in the Avalanche Tour with Shinedown. The tour starts Tuesday in Anaheim, California and goes through late April.