Tesla To Release New Single “Cold Blue Steel” This Month

Tesla will be releasing a new song titled “Cold Blue Steel” on August 27. The track is expected to serve as the first in a series of singles leading up to a new album.

Guitarist Frank Hannon told Rob Rush Radio the following about the new song:

“[It’s] a very real-sounding rock and roll new song. It’s influenced by Ronnie Van Zant. It just turned out that when I was in the garage playing my guitar, writing the riff for the music, [Jeff Keith] had called up and he was listening to ‘Saturday Night Special’ by Lynyrd Skynyrd. And so we decided to kind of touch on that subject. And we wrote that song. And we’re really happy with the way it sounds. It’s really raw and edgy. And we kept all the recordings of the demo is what we made for the single. We didn’t overproduce it. And that’s where we got the idea, ‘Let’s get real. Just keep it real.’ The lyrics even say ‘Let’s get real’ in there. And that’s what our whole motto is.”

He continued when asked if “Cold Blue Steel” will appear on Tesla’s new album:

“We’re gonna put all our new songs together on an album and approach it that way after the songs are done. So rather than putting the pressure up, ‘Okay, we’ve gotta write an album,’ and commit to 10 or 12 songs before they even got written, we’re gonna do it the other way — we’re gonna do it the other way. We’re gonna write the songs and release ’em as singles, and then at the end of it, we’ll put ’em all together on a collection. And that, creatively, just makes much more of a free-flowing creative thing. You’re not fabricating anything for the sake of making an album.”

“The world is different now. People listen to their iPhones and they listen to a song or an album, and it’s over as quick as you came out of it, because of [people’s] attention span. I like [the idea of the releasing singles first] because each song comes out in its own time, and you’re not putting that idea in your mind that you have to create this bulk of material. You can just make each song as good as it can be.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Tesla Announce “Lets Get Real” Tour

Tesla have announced the dates for their “Let’s Get Real” tour. The trek will include headlining shows, as well as select dates opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock, and Styx.

Tour Dates:

08/05 Grants Pass, OR – Josephine County Fairgrounds
08/06 Grand Ronde, OR – Spirit Mountain Casino
08/09 Sturgis, SD – Full Throttle Saloon
08/11 Harris, MI – Island Resort & Casino
08/12 Harris, MI – Island Resort & Casino
08/14 Dubuque, IA – Q Casino & Hotel: Back Waters Stage
08/15 Mt Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort (feat. Kid Rock)
08/18 Des Moines, IA – Iowa State Fair (feat. Styx)
08/20 Island Lake, IL – Bands in the Sand at 3D Sideouts)
08/21 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
08/24 Anderson, IN – Paramount Theatre
08/25 Wabash, IN – Honeywell Center
08/27 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center (feat. Lynyrd Skynyrd)
09/16 Roanoke, VA – Dr Pepper Park
09/17 Ocean City, MD – O.C. Bike Fest
09/19 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
09/21 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom)
09/23 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center (feat. Lynyrd Skynyrd)
09/27 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (feat. Lynyrd Skynyrd)
10/01 Irvine, CA – Fivepoint Amphitheatre (feat. Lynyrd Skynyrd)
10/16 Pigeon Forge, TN – Monsters on the Mountain Festival
10/25-30 Quintana Roo, MX – The Sands 2021 at Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort
11/05 Knoxville, TN – Thompson Boling Arena (feat. Lynyrd Skynyrd)
11/06 Charleston, WV – Charleston Coliseum (feat. Lynyrd Skynyrd)
11/09 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
11/13 Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum (feat. Lynyrd Skynyrd)
11/14 Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy
11/19 Bossier City, LA – Century Link Center (feat. Lynyrd Skynyrd)
11/20 Tupelo, MS – BancorpSouth Arena (feat. Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Watch Tesla Cover The Beatles’ “We Can Work It Out” From “Five Man London Jam”

Tesla have shared a new live video for their cover of The Beatles’ “We Can Work It Out” from their new live release “Five Man London Jam.” That effort, which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, England, will be released on March 27 and it will be available on Blu-ray, 2LP vinyl, CD, and digitally.

In other news, Tesla have also postponed their spring dates due to the coronavirus pandemic:

“We are regretfully postponing our Spring 2020 headline U.S. tour originally scheduled from April 10 – May 1. The tour is being rescheduled for Fall 2020 and the new schedule will be announced as soon as possible.

Due to the current concerns regarding COVID-19, the health and safety of our fans, local venue staffs, as well as the health and safety of our band and crew, is of utmost priority. All ticket holders are encouraged to hold on to their original tickets as these will be honored for the new date, which we hope to announce very soon at TeslaTheBand.com.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to see all of you at the rescheduled date. Stay safe everyone!”
Stay safe and let’s get through this together. (Brian, Frank, Jeff, Troy, Dave)

APRIL 10 – TOPPENISH , WA
APRIL 11 – WENDOVER , NV
APRIL 14 – EL CAJON, CA -NEW DATE 9/16
APRIL 15 – PHOENIX , AZ
APRIL 17 – LAS VEGAS , NV
APRIL 21 – WICHITA , KS
APRIL 24 – HARRIS , MI
APRIL 25 – HARRIS , MI
APRIL 28 – GRAND RAPIDS , MI
APRIL 29 – INDIANAPOLIS , IN
MAY. 01 – NIAGARA FALLS , NY”

Tesla Share “Signs” Live Video From “Five Man London Jam”

Tesla have shared a new live video for “Signs” from their new live release “Five Man London Jam.” That effort, which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, England, will be released on March 27 and it will be available on Blu-ray, 2LP vinyl, CD, and digitally.

Tesla Share “What You Give” Live Video From “Five Man London Jam”

Tesla have shared a new live video for “What You Give” from their new live release “Five Man London Jam.” That effort, which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, England, will be released on March 27 and it will be available on Blu-ray, 2LP vinyl, CD, and digitally.

Tesla To Release “Five Man London Jam” Live Album And Blu-Ray In March

Tesla will be paying homage to their 1990 live acoustic album “Five Man Acoustical Jam” with a new live release titled “Five Man London Jam.” The effort, which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, England, will be released on March 27 and it will be available on Blu-ray, 2LP vinyl, CD, and digitally. You can stream a live version of “What You Give” below:

“Five Man London Jam” Track Listing:

01. “Cumin’ Atcha Live / Truckin'”
02. “Tied To The Tracks”
03. “We Can Work It Out”
04. “Signs”
05. “What You Give”
06. “California Summer Song”
07. “Forever Loving You”
08. “Miles Away”
09. “Paradise”
10. “Call It What You Want”
11. “Stir It Up”
12. “Into The Now”
13. “Love Song”

Alice Cooper Announces Tour With Tesla & Lita Ford

Alice Cooper has announced a U.S. tour with Tesla and Lita Ford. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

05/30 Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
05/31 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
06/03 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
06/05 Thackerville, OK – Winstar World Casino
06/06 Topeka, KS – Stormont Vail Events Center
06/07 St Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
06/09 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheatre
06/10 Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center
06/12 Welch, MN – Treasure Island Resort & Casino (with Blue Öyster Cult)
06/13 Chicago, IL – Rosemont Theatre
06/14 Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
06/16 Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
06/17 Wilkes Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena
06/19 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
06/20 Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion
06/21 Baltimore, MD – The Hall at Live! Casino + Hotel (no Tesla)
06/23 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach
06/25 Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center
06/26 Pittsburgh, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
06/27 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

As previously reported, Alice Cooper and Lita Ford also have an April tour booked.

Tesla Announce 2020 U.S. Shows

Tesla have announced some 2020 U.S. shows. Here’s the dates:

02/14 Pensacola, FL – Saenger Theatre
02/15 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
02/17 Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
02/19 Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
02/21 Virginia Beach, VA – Sandler Center For The Performing Arts
02/22 Greensboro, NC – Piedmont Hall
02/25 Memphis, TN – The Soundstage at Graceland
02/26 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
04/17 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
04/24 Harris, MI – Island Resort Casino
04/25 Harris, MI – Island Resort Casino