TESLA, the long-lasting onerous rock band from Sacramento, California, has introduced new dates for its spring/summer time “Let’s Get Actual!” tour.
“We’re so enthusiastic about getting again to performing ‘actual’ reside live shows once more,” states TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon. “There’s nothing just like the power of being in the identical spontaneous second with an viewers of individuals. TESLA has all the time taken satisfaction in being a high-energy reside band, counting on performances with none backing tracks or pre-recorded assist.”
The next exhibits have been confirmed:
Might 05 – Del Lago Resort & On line casino – Waterloo, NY
Might 07 – Penn’s Peak – Jim Thorpe, PA
Might 08 – M3 Rock Pageant / Merriweather Put up Pavilion -Columbia, MD
Might 10 – Aura – Portland, ME
Might 12 – Hampton Seaside On line casino Ballroom – Hampton Seaside, NH
Might 13 – Hampton Seaside On line casino Ballroom – Hampton NH
Jun. 11 – Thunder Valley On line casino Resort – Lincoln, CA
Jun. 17 – Q On line casino (Again Waters Stage) – Dubuque, IA
Jun. 18 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
Jun. 21 – The Louisville Palace – Louisville, KY
Jun. 23 – Lakes Jam – Brainerd, MN
Jun. 24 – Treasure Island Resort & On line casino – Island Occasion Middle – Welch, MN
Jun. 26 – Des Plaines Theatre – Des Plaines, IL
Jun. 29 – Onerous Rock Reside (Tulsa) – Catoosa, OK
Jul. 01 – Harrah’s Stir Cove – Council Bluffs, IA
Jul. 02 – -Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells – Baraboo, WI
Jul. 04 – Nationwide Cherry Pageant – Traverse Metropolis, MI
Jul. 09 – Matanuska Brewing Firm – Eagle River, AK
Jul. 12 – Purple River Valley Truthful – W Fargo, ND
Jul. 22 – Yakama Legends On line casino – Toppenish, WA
Jul. 23 – Little Creek On line casino Resort – Shelton, WA
Jul. 31 – Indian Ranch – Webster, MA
Aug. 02 – Cape Cod Melody Tent – Hyannis, MA
Aug. 03 – Daring Level Pavillion – East Windfall, RI
Aug. 05 – Onerous Rock On line casino – Gary, IN
Aug. 06 – Monroe County Truthful – Monroe, MI
Aug. 08 – Full Throttle Saloon – Sturgis, SD
Aug. 20 – Shoeshone-Bannock On line casino Lodge – Fort Corridor, ID
Aug. 21 – Northern Quest Resort & On line casino – Airway Heights, WA
Aug. 26 – MGM Northfield Park – Northfield, OH
Sep. 09 – Home Of Blues – Dallas, TX
Sep. 10 – Home Of Blues – Houston, TX
Sep. 12 – Wagner Noel PAC – Midland, TX
Sep. 13 – Lubbock Memorial Civic Middle – Lubbock, TX
Sep. 15 – The Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX
Sep. 18 – Home Of Blues – New Orleans
Tickets for all dates might be discovered right here.
Final month, TESLA launched the official lyric video for his or her newest single, “Chilly Blue Metal”. The clip, directed by Brandon Gullion and produced by Hannon, is uncooked and excessive electrical power that takes followers again to the roots of TESLA.
Hannon said: “‘Chilly Blue Metal’ is influenced by present occasions of the world, similar to our debut single ‘Fashionable Day Cowboy’ (1986),and touches on the topic pretty and open-minded by asking ‘what’s guilty?’ relating to violence on this planet. Extra importantly, the recording and manufacturing of the track and video are saved uncooked and actual, simply the best way TESLA followers need to see and listen to us. We’re survivors and have been rocking for 35-plus years.”
The 2022 radio remix model of “Chilly Blue Metal” is being supplied because the model for the airwaves with the guitars and vocals being cranked up louder and with the uncooked power being preserved. Frank defined: “Some of us had been reluctant to play the observe with its express lyrics within the verse, so I created a clear model for radio with a bleep. As a bandmember and being the producer, we approve of those adjustments and actually love the remixed audio enhancement for radio play. That is TESLA in actual trustworthy type and independently producing our music for the primary time as an official launch.”
Initially launched final August, “Chilly Blue Metal” is the primary TESLA track to ever be produced by the bandmembers themselves.
“Producing ourselves is permitting us to creatively file new music and hold it as uncooked and actual as potential,” said Hannon.
Final December, Hannon informed Let’s Rock that the lyrics to “Chilly Blue Metal” have been partially misinterpreted by some followers.
“We have been getting a number of flak from those that solely hear the couple of verses within the track, considering it is about gun management,” he mentioned. “And in a means it’s, however, actually, it is a lot deeper than that, the lyrics. We attempt to positively not take sides and be political however we wanna sing a couple of state of affairs. One thing like what we did with ‘Fashionable Day Cowboy’ within the ’80s; we sang about international lands and terrorist calls for and ‘bang bang, shoot ’em up’ and the way that perspective was nonetheless occurring on this planet at the moment, being a gunfighter, cowboy state of affairs, however we’re not pointing fingers. And that is the identical means with this track, however some folks solely hear elements of it and have been giving us some shit about it. However in the event you hearken to the lyrics, it is asking a query, ‘What’s guilty? Let’s get actual.’ And the track is absolutely about folks that you simply give ’em an inch, they take a mile — whether or not it is a politician, whether or not it is a criminal, whether or not it is a police officer. And we assist our police.”
He added: “There’s evil intentions in all elements of life, and that is what the track is absolutely about — simply observing and asking the query, ‘What’s guilty?’ It isn’t speaking about ‘take away weapons’ or any of that shit. But it surely began off simply being a enjoyable poke at Ronnie Van Zant. That final lyric within the track, ‘Similar to Ronnie mentioned, ‘Let’s dump ’em to the underside of the ocean,’ that is the place the track began for enjoyable. After which we took it and tried to make it somewhat bit extra critical.”
Requested if the arrival of “Chilly Blue Metal” means that there’s a new TESLA album within the works, Hannon replied: “Yeah, it will find yourself on an album, however we’re gonna simply do one track at a time. As an alternative of attempting to cram for a check… Making an album is nearly like a check — you’ve got obtained a deadline on it and there is all this strain and you’ve got gotta attempt to end it by a sure date. After which what you find yourself doing is cramming the songs. So we’re not gonna do this. We’re simply gonna write a track after we really feel it and have enjoyable with it. After which when we’ve got a gaggle of ’em, we’ll put it out collectively as a set on an album.”
Final September, TESLA drummer Troy Luccketta introduced that he would “take some time from the highway” to spend with household and associates. He’s being changed at TESLA‘s gigs by Steve Brown, the youthful brother of former DOKKEN drummer Mick Brown.
Frank Hannon – guitar
Brian Wheat – bass
Jeff Keith – lead vocals
Dave Impolite – guitar
Steve Brown – drums