Legendary rock band TESLA is hitting the road in 2019 in support of their new album, SHOCK, out now on CD, vinyl, digital download and across streaming platforms. TheSHOCK Tour will make a stop in Huber Heights, OH at Rose Music Center on Tuesday, August 6th. Produced and co-written by Phil Collen (Def Leppard), SHOCK features 12 new songs including the electrifying first single, “Shock.” Download/steam HERE.
It’s been said that lightning never strikes the same place twice. However, it does in the case of TESLA the band.
Over the course of their thirty plus year career, the critically acclaimed iconic Sacramento melodic hard rock quintet—Frank Hannon [guitar], Brian Wheat [bass], Jeff Keith [lead vocals], Troy Luccketta [drums], and Dave Rude [guitar]— have sold more than 25 million albums and performed to sold out crowds across the world. Since the 2016 release of their album, Mechanical Resonance Live! which features the track “Save That Goodness” produced by Phil Collen of Def Leppard, TESLA has been touring nonstop. They have shared stages with STYX, Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett, REO Speedwagon and have performed headline shows the past 3 years consistently. Their recent tours have further solidified TESLA as a live concert Tour de Force.
In order to fully celebrate their 30+ year history, TESLA not only performs their radio hits, but also includes a stripped-down acoustic set of 5 Man Acoustic Jam – the bands biggest selling album that spawned the unplugged trend of the 1990s – songs from their Forevermore and Psychotic Supperalbums, and much more.
Lead vocalist Jeff Keith’s voice is still as raspy and soulful as it was in the beginning and the band prides themselves in performing live without the aid of prerecorded backing tracks.
The 21st century has become something of a renaissance for Tesla. 2014’s Simplicity bowed at #14 on the Billboard Top 200. The group ignited ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! in addition to scorching stages at festivals such as Rocklahoma, Graspop Metal Meeting, and Sweden Rock Festival as well as the cruise Monsters of Rock! They simply never stop.
“I want people to feel like Tesla is still full of energy these days,” concludes Frank. “That’s it.”
“This is a band we started in Frank’s garage when I was 18, and Frank was 15,” Brian leaves off. “I’m proud we’re still standing this many years later. It’s a pretty cool place to be. I’d love for people to think, ‘That band has managed to stay in the game for 30 plus years, and they’re still playing great shows and putting out quality music.’ Now, just turn the music up when you listen to it. It was made to play loud.”
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning at 11am on Friday, March 29th atTicketmaster.com and RoseMusicCenter.com. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice. All events rain or shine.