|Origin||The Bronx, New York|
Aventura was a Bachata band from New York City. Aventura was formed in 1994 by Anthony "Romeo" Santos, Henry Santos Jeter, Lenny Santos (Len Melody), and Max "Mikey" Santos (Max Agende), three of them are natives of The Bronx, however, having families born in the Dominican Republic; with the exception of Romeo Santos who has a Dominican father and Puerto Rican mother.
Aventura made their big break in 1999, with the hopes of breaking bachata music into the mainstream from its traditional base. Later on the band rose in popularity, fusing Bachata with pop music, hip hop and R&B.
In 2004, the song, "Obsesión" achieved huge success in many countries, topping many international charts like France, Germany and Italy.
Aventura separated in 2011. According to Romeo Santos, the group was "on pause to do individual projects". Romeo Santos and former members of Aventura reunited to close out the second night of Romeo Santos' sold-out Yankee Stadium concerts on July 12, 2014.
After their separation in 2011, Romeo Santos and Henry Santos embarked on respective solo careers while Lenny Santos and Max Santos joined Steve Styles from the bachata group Xtreme to form a new band, called "Grupo Vena".
It was announced on December 1, 2015 Aventura would have a set of concerts for the last time as a group for the whole month of February at the United Palace Theater in New York City.
Their first concert since their split started with a sold out crowd on February 4, 2016 with the final concert ending on February 28, 2016.