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 Clutch, The Sword, Royal Thunder, Etc. Members Cover Styx’s “Renegade”

Mlny Parsonz (Royal Thunder), Kyle Shutt (The Sword), Jean-Paul Gaster (Clutch), Per Wiberg (Opeth, Candlemass), and Mike Squires (Duff McKagan’s Loaded) recently teamed up for a cover of Styx’s “Renegade” as part of Couch Riffs. Squires commented:

“This song, you guys, is an absolute classic and one of the biggest songs from my childhood. To this day when I hear it I get excited and electrified. So, when JP and Kyle decided to reprise their spots with Couch Riffs and suggested this song I was ALL OVER IT. Also, I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to swap solos with Mr Shutt. We were lucky enough to further elevate this line-up with two more absolute crushers in Mlny Parsonz and Per Wiberg on vocals and keys, respectively. This cover is certainly more raw than the original version (like most all of our covers) and I’m proud of what happened here. I hope you guys enjoy this as much as we did! This was a blast!”

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) Guests On New Dennis DeYoung (Ex-Styx) Song “The Last Guitar Hero”

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) is featured on a new Dennis DeYoung (ex-Styx) song titled “The Last Guitar Hero.” That track is from DeYoung’s new album “26 East, Vol 2,” which will be released on June 11.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Halestorm, The Black Crowes, Etc. Members To Take Part In “Six String Salute” Virtual Concert

A number of artists will be joining forces for the “Six String Salute” virtual concert. The event will take place on September 17 and proceeds from it will benefit Crew Nation. Here’s the artists that are set to appear: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Steve Vai, Tommy Shaw (Styx) with the Cleveland Youth Orchestra, Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), Halestorm, Rik Emmett (Triumph), Joe Satriani, Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake), Frank Hannon (Tesla), Alice Cooper’s Nita Strauss, Tommy Henriksen and Ryan Roxie with Kansas’ Richard Williams, Alex Skolnick (Testament), Jennifer Batten, Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Damon Johnson (Thin Lizzy), Steve Cropper, Jesse Dayton, Steve Hackett (Genesis), Jeff Watson (Night Ranger), Nick Perri (The Underground Thieves), Sammy Boller, Ross the Boss, and Joyous Wolf. “Six String Salute” will be hosted by Steve Black (“The Chop Shop”) and it can be viewed on Live Nation’s YouTube channel. Limited edition merchandise will be also be available during the stream.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Recruit Styx, 38 Special, Black Stone Cherry, Etc. For 2020 “Simple Man Jam” Festival

Lynyrd Skynyrd have announced that their 2020 “Simple Man Jam” festival will take place at the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel in Orlando, Florida on August 20-24. The event will find the band playing two separate sets and it will also feature performances from: Styx, Blackberry Smoke, Charlie Daniels Band, 38 Special, Shooter Jennings, Drivin’ N Cryin’, Black Stone Cherry, and Bishop Gun.

Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Blink-182, White Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Etc. Master Recordings Reportedly Lost In 2008 UMG Fire

The New York Times recently shared a report on the 2008 fire at Universal Studios Hollywood that reportedly exposed the fact that numerous master recordings were destroyed. Now, the publication has followed up with a much larger list of affected artists. They include: Aerosmith, Audioslave, Nuno Bettencourt, Blink-182, Boston, Coverdale/Page, The Damned, Eagles, Extreme, Peter Frampton, Guns N’ Roses, Hole, Iron Butterfly, Jawbreaker, Jimmy Eat World, Kansas, Krokus, Limp Bizkit, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Duff McKagan, Meat Loaf, Nazareth, Night Ranger, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, No Doubt, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Iggy Pop, Primus, Puddle Of Mudd, R.E.M., Soundgarden, Steppenwolf, Styx, Sublime, Temple Of The Dog, Tesla, Voivod, Whitesnake, Weezer, White Zombie, Y&T, Rob Zombie, and tons more. Many artists were unaware about their masters being lost and a number of them have filed a suit against UMG for breach of contract since the recordings weren’t properly secured and preserved. They are seeking damages in excess of $100 million. You can read more HERE.

Styx, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, And Tesla Announce 2018 Tour

Styx, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and Tesla will be heading out on a North American tour together. You see the dates for that trek below.

Tour Dates:

05/30 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
06/01 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
06/02 Sacramento, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
06/04 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
06/05 Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
06/07 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
06/09 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman
06/10 Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
06/12 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
06/13 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
06/14 Raleigh, NC – Costal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
06/16 Atlanta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre
06/17 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
06/27 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
06/28 Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
06/29 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
06/30 Hershey, PA – GIANT Center
07/03 Montreal, QUE. – Place Bell at Laval
07/04 Toronto, ONT. – Budweiser Stage
07/06 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/07 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
07/08 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/10 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
07/11 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
07/13 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
07/14 Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
07/15 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

Def Leppard, Styx & Tesla 2016 North American Tour Announced

Def Leppard, Styx and Tesla have announced a 2016 North American tour together. Check out the dates below:


Tour Dates:

01/27 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
01/29 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
01/30 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
02/02 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
02/03 – Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Cajundome
02/05 – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center Arena
02/06 – Hidalgo, TX – State Farm Arena
02/09 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
02/10 – Bossier City, LA – CenturyLink Center
02/13 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
02/14 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall
02/16 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
02/17 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center

Avenged Sevenfold, Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, Def Leppard Etc. Set For 2015 Rock USA Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2015 Rock USA Festival. The festival will take place July 15-18, in Oshkosh, WI and will include:

Def Leppard, Avenged Sevenfold, Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, Styx, Queensryche, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Pop Evil, Tesla, Whitesnake, Jackyl, Warrant, Dokken, Vixen, Wayland, Deathglare, Dellacoma Rio, and Road Trip.


Def Leppard, Styx & Tesla North American Tour Announced

Def Leppard, Styx and Tesla have announced a North American tour together. It will kickoff June 23 in Tampa, FL and will come to a close on October 4 in Bismarck, ND.


Tour Dates:

June 23 – Tampa, FL (MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre)
June 25 – West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
June 27 – Birmingham, AL (Oak Mountain Amphitheatre)
June 28 – Atlanta, GA (Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood)
June 30 – Charlotte, NC (PNC Music Pavilion)
July 2 – Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live)
July 3 – Virginia Beach, VA (Farm Bureau Live)
July 5 – Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena)
July 9 – Mansfield, MA (Xfinity Center)
July 11 – Bethel, NY (Bethel Woods Center for the Arts)
July 12 – Darien Center, NY (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)
July 14 – Toronto, ON (Molson Canadian Amphitheatre)
July 17 – Clarkston, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
July 23 – Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre)
July 24 – Saratoga Springs, NY (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)
July 25 – Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Aug 8 – Sioux Falls, SD (Sioux Falls Arena)
Aug 11 – Kansas City, MO (Starlight Theatre)
Aug 17 – Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center)
Aug 18 – Nashville, TN (Bridgestone Arena)
Aug 21 – Dallas, TX (Gexa Energy Pavilion)
Aug 22 – Woodlands, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
Aug 23 – Austin, TX (Austin360 Amphitheater)
Aug 27 – St. Paul, MN (Minnesota State Fair)
Aug 28 – Grand Forks, ND (Alerus Center)
Aug 30 – Noblesville, IN (Klipsch Music Center)
Sept 1 – Allentown, PA (Allentown
Sept 4 – Maryland Heights, MO (Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre)
Sept 5 – Tinley Park, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
Sept 16 – Auburn, WA (White River Amphitheater)
Sept 17 – Ridgefield, WA (Northwest Amphitheater)
Sept 19 – Mountain View, CA (Shoreline Amphitheater)
Sept 22 – Chula Vista, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
Sept 23 – Phoenix, AZ (Ak-Chin Pavilion)
Sept 25 – Albuquerque, NM (Isleta Amphitheatre)
Sept 26 – Denver, CO (Pepsi Center)
Sept 28 – West Valley City, UT (USANA Amphitheater)
Sept 30 – Spokane, WA (Spokane Arena)
Oct 2 – Bozeman, MT (Brick Breeden Fieldhouse)
Oct 4 – Bismarck, ND (Bismarck Civic Center)