Multi-platinum rockers TESLA, Jeff Keith (vocals), Frank Hannon (guitars), Brian Wheat (bass), Troy Luccketta (drums) and Dave Rude (guitar) begin their “Forever More” tour this coming Wednesday, October 1at The Depot in Salt Lake City.
Tour is named for their seventh studio album, Forever More, set for release October 7 on Tesla Electric Company Recordings (in partnership with Ryko Distribution).
“I Wanna Live,” the new album’s first single, is accompanied by a video featured on the band’s site, aptly named, teslatheband.com where new updates are posted daily.
Tesla reunited with producer Terry Thomas and engineer Michael Rosen for Forever More. Thomas was behind the boards for the band’s 1994 Gold-certified Bust A Nut album, while Rosen worked with Tesla on Into The Now.
The band spent close to a year on a worldwide tour, between mid ’07 and ’08. During that time, the band recorded their Comin’ Atcha Live! DVD, was released July 15. It’s the band’s first DVD in 17 years (since 1991’s “Five Man Video Band”) and filled with over two hours of live music as well as special behind-the-scenes footage.
“After returning from Europe,” says guitarist Frank Hannon, “we jumped right back into the studio to work on Forever More with Terry while setting up a tour of American festival shows in July and August, playing alongside bands such as Matchbox Twenty, the Wallflowers, Queensrÿche, KISS and Judas Priest. It’s great that we can play with any band, of any music genre, because we’ve never been pigeon-holed into a style or label of music throughout our career.”
Hannon continues, “All the tracks on Forever More offer a variety of emotions where each song has its own twist, not sounding like another. Forever More was written and recorded during a period of high energy and bizarre life circumstances for each of Tesla’s band members, with those experiences coming full circle throughout the CD.”
Forever More is out October 7th
Wed 10/1/2008 The Depot Salt Lake City UT US
Fri 10/3/2008 Harrah’s Council Bluffs Manawa IA US
Sat 10/4/2008 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City OK US
Mon 10/6/2008 The Rave Eagles Club Milwaukee WI US
Tue 10/7/2008 Pop’s Nightclub Sauget IL US
Wed 10/8/2008 Rockline US
Fri 10/10/2008 Myth North Saint Paul MN US
Sat 10/11/2008 The Venue at Horseshoe Hammond Hammond IN US
Tue 10/14/2008 Coyotes at City Block Louisville KY US
Wed 10/15/2008 House of Blues Cleveland OH US
Fri 10/17/2008 The Fillmore Detroit (formerly State Theatre) Detroit MI US
Sat 10/18/2008 Orbit Room Grand Rapids MI US
Sun 10/19/2008 Midland Theater Kansas City MO US
Wed 10/22/2008 Crocodile Rock Allentown PA US
Fri 10/24/2008 The Stone Pony Ocean NJ US
Sat 10/25/2008 Webster Theatre Hartford CT US
Mon 10/27/2008 Magic City Music Hall Johnson City NY US
Tue 10/28/2008 Blender Theatre at Gramercy New York NY US
Thu 10/30/2008 Ram’s Head Live Baltimore MD US
Fri 10/31/2008 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach NH