Adelitas Way at Uproar Festival 2012
|Origin||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Genres||Alternative rock, Hard rock, Post-grunge|
|Labels||Virgin Records, Capitol|
|Past members||Chris Iorio
Adelitas Way (2009-2010) 
The Band broke into mainstream in 2009 for their song "Invincible", which is the official theme song for WWE Superstars on WGN America. The song was also featured in The Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 video game as well as the CSI Miami Finale.
On July 14, 2009, its debut self-titled album was released. The band has toured with Shinedown, Guns N' Roses, Creed, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Godsmack, Theory of a Deadman, Seether, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Puddle of Mudd, Staind, Alter Bridge, and Halestorm
Home School Valedictorian (2011-2012) 
Adelitas Way's first single off the second album Home School Valedictorian, "Sick", was the band's first No. 1 hit at Active Rock Radio.It was followed up by "The Collapse" which hit No. 3 at active rock radio. On February 16, "Criticize" was announced as the 3rd single off Home School Valedictorian, and reached #1 on the active rock chart, becoming the bands second #1 single from Home School Valedictorian. "Alive" is announced as the 4th single from Home School Valedictorian, and is currently #6 on the rock chart and climbing.
New Album (2013- present) 
The band is currently in a lockout in Las Vegas writing for the follow up to Home School Valedictorian a release is expected late 2013 Through Virgin Records/CMG.
Name Meaning 
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
Band members 
Current members 
- Rick DeJesus - lead vocals
- Robert "Rahji" Zakaryan lead guitar (2011–present)
- Derek "DB8" Johnston - bass guitar
- Trevor "Tre" Stafford - drums, percussion