Adema’s David DeRoo Diagnosed With COVID-19, Urges Fans To Wear Masks

Adema’s David DeRoo has revealed that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The bassist is currently recovering from the disease and he is urging fans to wear masks to help slow the spread.

DeRoo said the following:

“Hey everyone!

How’s everybody doin’? Been laying low for a bit. A few of my close friends know, but I just wanted to take a sec to get everyone up to speed, and fill you all in on my situation….

On Wednesday, July 1st I started feeling some chest congestion, and had a slight cough. I didn’t think much of it, as I had been doing some work outdoors in the heat for a few days, and assumed maybe it was just my allergies, coupled w/ some dehydration? I went out that night anyway for ‘one last hurrah’ since it was the last night before everything was shutting down again. Woke up feeling worse. Friday night had aches, shooting pains in my back and kidneys, and a fever. Sufferered thru it all 4th of July weekend.

I drove myself to the ER that Monday. Felt dizzy, and weak. Got there around 2pm. They tested me for Covid-19. My blood pressure, and Oxygen levels were good, so they threw me out around 7pm, and told me to monitor my breathing, and to drink plenty of fluids. They called me that Thursday, July 9th and told me I had tested positive for Covid-19. And that a 14-day quarantine would begin starting from that point. I said, ‘Hey! I’ve already been in bed a week?’

She didn’t laugh. And the days that followed weren’t fun. Or ‘funny’. I had zero appetite. There were a couple of days where I didn’t have a bite of food the whole day? And if I did: I couldn’t taste it. That shit is real! Zero energy. I slept 10 to 15 hours some days. But since last Sunday, I‘ve started feeling better. I’m still shaking off this fatigue, and force myself to eat to keep my energy levels up….

Moral of the story: Wear a fucking mask, people! I’ve had my reservations about this thing. About how ‘real’ it is/was. I’ve been careless, and callous. ‘Oh: it won’t happen to me?’ I’ve been watching friends arguing about this, politicizing it: throwing away friendships over it! I have pre-existing conditions. My lungs are a cause for concern. I’ve had bronchitis 3 times in less than 2 years. I have high blood pressure. It fucked w/ me a bit. But here’s the thing: what people DON’T know about this is what concerns me. The ‘experts’ are still tryin’ to figure this shit out… We know NOTHING. which brings us to the next item of business…

My band ADEMA is scheduled to play a live broadcast concert later this month, Sunday July 26th. Unfortunately, I will not be participating in this event. Believe me: nobody is more bummed than I am! As disappointing as this is: I would would be absolutely DEVASTATED if I got one of my brothers sick. ‘Could/would I be well enough to play? It’s still a couple of weeks away?’ Possibly. But as I stated earlier: even the ‘experts’ don’t know enough about this, yet. And it’s simply not worth the risk. There are people in our camp that are dealing w/ the elderly daily. And I refuse to be a Catalyst or contributing factor to something bad happening to people I care about…

Anyways… I’m alive, guys! Thank you to my friends for the concern; the texts, the ones that have dropped off meals for me, and checked in on me… you know who you are! And I appreciate it. I’m sorry I’m bad at responding to everybody; been trying to rest as much as I can.

I’ll keep you all in the loop; more details on the show coming up soon! Even though I’m sittin’ this one out: I’d appreciate all of your support now more than ever! Please, and thank you”

[via Blabbermouth]

Adema Announce Livestream Concert

Adema have announced a special livestream concert. The virtual event will take place on July 26.

The band commented:

“MARK YOUR CALENDARS // SUN JULY 26 // ADEMA LIVESTREAM – FULL SET.

WE ARE NOT TAKING THIS COVID / NO TOURING SHIT LAYING DOWN. WE’RE GOING TO PLAY FOR OUR FANS.

In collaboration with Monsters of Rock Cruise & 3rdEncore – and here on FB live, we will be doing a full set, full production, with merch, special VIP, special signed items, and more.

Your support, as always is paramount. We need you more than ever, and we really hope this is something to look forward to in a rough time for all of us!

More info soon!”

Adema Working On New Music

It looks like Adema have been working on new music. The band recently confirmed the news on social media and also shared some footage from their first get together since the coronavirus lockdown.

Ryan Shuck (Adema, Julien-K) Enters Rehab

Ryan Shuck (Adema, Julien-K) has checked himself into rehab. The singer entered the facility to get treatment for alcohol abuse and mental health issues.

Shuck said the following:

“Writing this explanation for locking myself up in rehab is not easy……

I have spent 25 years living on the edge of a knife, and thinking to myself “man, I’m doing a really good job not getting sliced open and killed!” But the reality is my balancing act is failing.

So, I have decided to make a decision to try to live. My current lifestyle is a path to a very bad place.

I want to try do my part in making this a better world starting with addressing my own mental health and dependence on alcohol to make it through each day.

I just think that I MIGHT be able to do better than I have been doing in life. I feel I have to try another way of living life, and that by doing this I may be able to do more to help the people I love and the fans that have supported me for my entire career. To get through this and help others, I’m going to have to be at 100% RYAN level (which is terrifying, honestly), and I’ve proven I can’t change my current condition on my own.

I think we’re all going to need to have some huge inspiration and positivity to recover from this unprecedented difficult time, and I want to be there to inspire and help others through my music and any other means I have available.

I’ll be in touch with our inner circle fans as much as I am allowed!! You guys all know how much I love you and how much it means to me to stay connected with you. You all know exactly who you are, and you know of the ingenious new ways we’ve created to stay in touch with our most supportive family of fans.

This should be interesting for sure :)”

Dates Revealed For Saliva, Powerman 5000, Adema, Etc. Tour

The dates have officially been revealed for the “Nu-Metal Revival” tour. That run will feature: Saliva, Powerman 5000, Adema, Flaw, and Andrew W Boss.

Tour Dates:

06/25 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
06/26 Detroit, MI – Harpos
06/27 Heath, OH – Muddy Creek Saloon
06/28 West Chicago, IL – WC Social
07/02 Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove
07/03 Sioux City, IA – Hard Rock Casino
07/08 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
07/09 Dallas, TX – Trees
07/10 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
07/11 Tulsa, OK – IDL Ballroom
07/14 Reading, PA – Reverb
07/16 New Bedford, MA – The Vault
07/17 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
07/18 Poland, NY – Maximum Power Park
07/19 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
07/21 Buffalo, NY – The Showplace Theater
07/22 Warrendale, PA – Jergels
07/23 Charleston, WV – Rock City
07/24 Big Flats, NY – Tags Summer Stage
07/25 Lenox, MA – Berkshirestock Fest
07/26 Laconia, NH – Granite State Music Hall

Ryan Shuck (Julien-K, Ex-Orgy) Plans To Stay In Adema

It looks like Ryan Shuck (Julien-K, ex-Orgy, etc.) will continue to front Adema for the foreseeable future. During a recent interview with Michael Nagy of KJAG radio, the singer was asked if his addition to the band was permanent and he responded by saying he is “pretty dedicated” to the group and that he is already thinking about working on new music with them.

Shuck said the following about his status in the band:

“I think at this point, I’m pretty dedicated, yeah. I’m not here to do this tour and then, Hey, thanks.’ These guys wanna do it, I wanna do it, and I’m now really interested in the potential of what we can write together. Because I know these guys write great songs, and I’ve been immersing myself in their music. So, no, I’m not here for the short term; I’m here to do this with them.”

He also added the following about new music:

“We already have some clips I sent to these guys and [bassist Dave] DeRoo is, like, ‘What the fuck?’ [And I said] ‘No, no, no. I’m not done yet. It’s just an idea.’ He’s, like, ‘It’s fucking hooky.’ So I think it’s gonna be cool.

Now that I’m out here [on the road] with these guys, I feel better about just doing what I do… I feel like the way I can sing, it’s gonna work with them, and I’m stoked on it now. Now I’m getting a whole idea of where we can go melodically and sonically, and how heavy these guys can be, with the electronic elements in there, knowing what we can do with JULIEN-K… So, for me, I’m super excited, because I have these two outlets, which a lot of people don’t get. I get to do JULIEN-K as much as I fucking want, and I get to fucking open up another door and fucking punch people in the fucking face there. I love that — I love it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Dates Revealed For Powerman 5000, (hed)p.e., Adema & Genitorturers Tour

The dates have officially been revealed for “The Days Of Disorder Tour.” That trek will feature Powerman 5000, (hed)p.e., Adema, Genitorturers.

Tour Dates:

10/16 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
10/18 LaCrosse, WI – Cavalier Theatre
10/19 Kansasville, WI – Club Electric 1175
10/20 Angola, IN – Electric Room
10/24 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
10/25 Cincinnati, OH – Blue Note
10/26 Fredricksburg, VA – Hard Times
10/27 New Bedford, MA – The Vault
10/30 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
10/31 Harrisburg, PA – Club XL
11/01 Akron, OH – Empire Concert Hall
11/02 Baltimore, MD – Fishhead Cantina
11/03 Lynchburg, VA – Glass House
11/07 Lombard, IL – Brauer House
11/08 Mansfield, OH – The Electric Company
11/09 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
11/10 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel
11/13 Lincoln, NE – Royale Grove
11/14 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Outdoors
11/15 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s
11/16 Las Vegas, NV – TBA