Interview by Sami Ponoroff with guitarist Chris Iorio
Adelitas Way, formed in 2005, has finally caught their big break. Not only were they signed in late 2008 by Virgin Records, but they are now on tour with Shinedown, Sick Puppies, and Cavo. Yet, the member’s of Adelitas Way did not always have such a glamorous life: before being signed the band lived out of a van in L.A.
Though many would have given up, guitarist Chris Iorio told us that even though people were turning them down left and right, telling them to go back to Vegas, persistence was key, and there was no way that they were going home. “We wouldn’t be where we are today if we didn’t live in that van,” stated Iorio. That experience is why they tell aspiring artists, “[to] never give up,…always keep working,…and [that] it’s never over.”
Though their presence on the music scene has just been established, Adelitas Way has plans for the future. Iorio said they’d love to, “just keep playing music, stay on tour, put on a second record, and be around for a long time.” Iorio’s laundry list of places he would love to tour included Japan, Canada, Amsterdam, and the UK. But their aspirations don’t stop there; they dream of touring with bands like Linkin Park, Metallica, and Bon Jovi, accruing to Iorio.
One of the most “awesome” moments the band has had so far was hearing themselves on the radio for the first time. Iorio recalls, “…it was our first time coming back to Vegas…we had to check [the radio] to make sure it wasn’t the CD player!”