After an 18-month hiatus that the world has taken from live concerts due to the COVID-19 lockdown, America's multi-platinum rock band TESLA has announced its return to performing live concerts with the "Let's Get Real!" tour — kicking off August 5 in Grants Pass, Oregon. The tour will include shows with legendary artists STYX, KID ROCK and LYNYRD SKYNYRD, and will continue until November 2021 — hitting the continental USA and Mexico.
Says TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon: "We are so excited and anxious to get back to performing 'real' live concerts again. There's nothing like the energy of being in the same spontaneous moment with an audience of people. TESLA has always taken pride in being a high-energy live band relying on performances without any backing tracks or pre-recorded help. We are planning some surprises for our fans on this upcoming tour by playing some deeper TESLA cuts as well as a fresh brand new song we just wrote. Of course we will play the hits as well, but introducing a fresh new track on this return is something we are very excited about!"
Tickets and special VIP Soundcheck packages are on sale now at www.TeslaTheBand.com.
Tour dates: (more to be added):
Aug. 05 - Grants Pass, OR @ Josephine County Fairgrounds
Aug. 06 - Grand Ronde, OR @ Spirit Mountain Casino
Aug. 09 – Sturgis, SD @ Full Throttle Saloon
Aug. 11 – Harris, MI @ Island Resort & Casino
Aug. 12 – Harris, MI @ Island Resort & Casino
Aug. 14 – Dubuque, IA @ Q Casino & Hotel: Back Waters Stage
Aug. 15 - Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort @ Mt Pleasant, MI * (w/ KID ROCK)
Aug. 18 - Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fair * (w/ STYX)
Aug. 20 - Island Lake, IL @ Bands in the Sand at 3D Sideouts)
Aug. 21 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Aug. 24 – Anderson, IN @ Paramount Theatre
Aug. 25 – Wabash, IN @ Honeywell Center
Aug. 27 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center * (w/ LYNYRD SKYNYRD)
Sept. 16 – Roanoke, VA @ Dr Pepper Park
Sept. 17 - Ocean City, MD @ O.C. Bike Fest
Sept. 19 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Sept. 21 - Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom)
Sept. 23 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center * (w/ LYNYRD SKYNYRD)
Sept. 27 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre * (w/ LYNYRD SKYNYRD)
Oct. 01 – Irvine, CA @ Fivepoint Amphitheatre * (w/ LYNYRD SKYNYRD)
Oct. 16 - Pigeon Forge, TN @ Monsters on the Mountain Festival
Oct. 25 - October 30 - Quintana Roo, MX @ The Sands 2021 at Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort
Nov. 05 – Knoxville, TN @ Thompson Boling Arena * (w/ LYNYRD SKYNYRD)
Nov. 06 – Charleston, WV @ Charleston Coliseum * (w/ LYNYRD SKYNYRD)
Nov. 09 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
Nov. 13 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum * (w/ LYNYRD SKYNYRD)
Nov. 14 - Atlanta, GA @ Coca Cola Roxy
Nov. 19 - Bossier City, LA @ Century Link Center * (w/ LYNYRD SKYNYRD)
Nov. 20 – Tupelo, MS @ BancorpSouth Arena * (w/ LYNYRD SKYNYRD)
In June 2020, the members of TESLA got together — virtually — to jam out a quarantined version of "Breakin' Free" as part of their online series "Home To Home".
The original recording of "Breakin' Free" appeared on TESLA's 2008 album "Forever More".
TESLA spent most of 2019 touring in support of its latest album, "Shock", which was released in March 2019 via UMe. The follow-up to 2014's "Simplicity" was produced by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen.