Band returns with five additional shows
Due to popular demand, Tesla is returning to the House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino for another five night run of shows this fall. The newly announced shows will run September 29th and 30th and October 4th, 6th, and 7th.
Tickets for Tesla: The Las Vegas Residency at House of Blues Las Vegas go on sale this Friday, February 24th with a presale starting tomorrow (Tues, Mar 21st) at 10 am local time via Ticketmaster.
Tesla is celebrating 36 years of rock with its first-ever Las Vegas residency with shows on Wednesday (Mar 22nd), Friday and Saturday. During the exclusive shows, Tesla will touch all sides of their unique discography including the heavier edge of electric songs like “Modern Day Cowboy,” “Hang Tough” and “Edison’s Medicine,” as well as their two Billboard Top 10 charting acoustic driven songs — “Signs” and “Love Song.”
That they are still roaring and soaring should be no surprise. That’s just how they are built. Tesla may have been born in the mid-80s, but their bluesy, soulful sound is strongly embedded in the roots of organic, authentic, 1970s rock and roll. The same roots that produced bands like The Allman Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Aerosmith.
The ground started shaking in Sacramento, CA, in 1984; gold country that would soon be producing some platinum. They started out as City Kidd, until a suggested name change to Tesla, honoring the eccentric inventor Nikola Tesla who pioneered all things electrical. Their 1986 Platinum debut album, Mechanical Resonance, included Top 40 hits “Modern Day Cowboy” and “Little Suzi.”
1989’s 2x Platinum The Great Radio Controversy included hits “Heaven’s Trail (No Way Out)” and “Love Song”. Suddenly, Tesla, who had been touring with bands such as Def Leppard and David Lee Roth, earned headlining status. In 1990, Tesla helped reshape the face of modern rock music by stripping down to the Five Man Acoustical Jam, an informal collection of their biggest hits peppered with rock and roll classics by the Beatles, Stones, and others.
This album produced their biggest hit single to date, a cover of Five Man Electrical Band’s “Signs.” Other 90s albums from Tesla include platinum selling Psychotic Supper and Bust a Nut. The band continues to record and release material including nine new albums since 2000 and recently debuted their new single, “Time To Rock!”