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Fenix Tx Biography

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Birth Place: Houston, Texas, United States
Years Active: 1995–2002, 2005 – present
Genres: Pop Punk, Punk Rock

Fenix TX (styled as Fenix*TX) is an American four-piece pop punk band. The band originally formed as Riverfenix in 1995 in Houston, Texas. They released an EP, ''G.B.O.H.'', and an album, ''Riverfenix'', on independent record labels, before having to change their name due to a cease and desist order from the estate of actor River Phoenix. Following the change of name, they signed with major label MCA Records in 1999. On MCA, they released two further albums, 1999's ''Fenix TX'' and 2001's ''Lechuza'', which collectively sold over 600,000 units, prior to breaking up in 2002 over creative differences.

After the split, bassist Adam Lewis and drummer Damon DeLaPaz devoted themselves to their now defunct side project Sing the Body Electric, while vocalist/guitarist Will Salazar and guitarist Chris Lewis formed the band Denver Harbor.

In September 2005, Fenix TX announced their reunion. They released a live album, ''Purple Reign in Blood'', and supported it with tours across the United States and Japan.