Taking their name from a mythical phoenix-like songbird in Filipino folklore, The Adarna [pronounced uh-darr-nuh] are the first band to ever coin their genre as “Jet City Rock (Jet Rock).”
Three years out of the gate and The Adarna have completed 4 North American Tours while averaging 80-120 shows per year. Their latest tour, Rise Up Tour, is a nation-wide tour of venues, colleges, and conventions (anime, comic & sci-fi). In 2015, they’ll be performing internationally for the troops as well as nationally touring to support the release of their new album. The band has been featured on MTV, Myx TV, M&L TV and about 200+ media outlets/radio worldwide including Fox stations, Sirius XM, Armed Forces Radio, and Harley-Davidson retail. The Adarna’s music videos are being aired in 78 countries and amassed an incredible 10K fan base in a short period of time.
This fiery, dynamic, and high-energy sound comes from a concoction of influences from old school rock-n-roll such as The Cult and Guns N Roses to modern rock such as Foo Fighters, Halestorm, and 30 Seconds to Mars.
The backdrop of The Adarna is a puzzle of cities, bands, craigslist ads, and finally, their debut EP (self-titled, 2012). The core of the band is built on rock-n-roll, sweat, and rebirth. The Seattle Weekly suggests that The Adarna are “melodic, polished, and destined for rock radio.” They’ve shared stages with names like Hedwig and The Angry Inch, Smile Empty Soul, Fail Safe Project, The Slants, The Crying Spell, The Cliks, Bobaflex, Ionia, Uzuhi, Peelander Z, Windowpane, and Burning Daylight (Members from Lords of Acid, Powerman 5000, Cage 9 & Ministry).
Their first single, “Honestly”, aired to an audience of 10 million households on MYX TV, one of the largest Asian-American networks (ABS-CBN). They earned this opportunity by being voted into the top 6 finalist among the finalist. They have highly ranked 39th among over 3,000 rock bands in the WHOOZNXT competition sponsored by Guitar Center, to tour with legendary guitarist, Slash, of Guns N’ Roses.
With the release of their EP and a new focus on releasing individual singles, The Adarna continue to pour more of themselves into every performance. You’re guaranteed that you will see the same passion in every performance regardless of the stage, crowd, or day of the week. The Adarna’s set out to make fist-pumping rock and roll music that honors their fans and the musicians that inspired them. The Adarna are here, they’re hungry, and they’re just getting started.