Tesla are regarded as one of the biggest names rock music has produced over the past three decades. They have sold millions of copies in the United States to cement their place at the top of the ladder. They are now on tour and all set to perform for their fans in what promises to be a very special ride. So grab your Tesla tickets and catch your favorite band live in concert.
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It was in early 1980’s, 1982 to be precise that two young and aspiring musicians decided to form a new band. “Brian Wheat,” the bassist was only twenty years old and “Frank Hannon,” the guy on guitars was even five years younger. They named the group “City Kidd.” They started off performing in and around Sacramento. That brought them to the notice of “Ronnie Montrose” who himself was a guitarist. Hannon and Wheat teamed up with Montrose and began to jot down a few original songs. By the time 1986 rolled into town the, group had decided the direction they were heading off to and changed the name of the band to Tesla in the middle of working on their first album.
“Mechanical Resonance” hit the music stores on 8th December, 1986. It turned out to be a big hit that announced the band’s arrival to mainstream music with some swagger. The album had critics raving about it. The likes of Allmusic gave it four stars out of five whereas it got 9.3 out of 10 from Metal Forces. Commercially, Mechanical Resonance went on to sell over one million copies to get platinum certification.
Tesla then went on to tours and performed in front of packed houses for the next three years or so. Their next studio album was titled “The Great Radio Controversy” in the year 1989. Since it came after a bit of a break since the release of their debut album, the excitement surrounding it was immense. The album lived up to the hype and was another big hit. Allmusic and Rolling Stones gave it four stars out of five. On the commercial front, the response wasn’t any different either. Songs like “Love Song” did very well on charts and played a huge part in earning The Great Radio Controversy, two times platinum status.
Tesla then changed tracks and released ‘Five Man Acoustical Jam” their first live album which was appreciated by one and all as well. The live album was followed by the group’s third studio album in next year in 1991. It was titled “Psychotic Supper” and became their fourth straight hit. The album was certified platinum and Rock Hard magazine included it in its list of “The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.” After a three year break, Tesla released their next studio album “Bust a Nut” which was certified gold. The group that went on a break for a few years. It took them a year over half a decade to once again team up and get going. Their comeback performance was at the Arco Arena on 25th October, 2000. Thousands of fans bought Tesla tickets and packed the arena to capacity to see their favorite band perform live once again.
They released two amazing live albums titled “Replugged Live” and “Standing Room Only” in 2001 and 2002 respectively. The time had come for Tesla to come out with their next studio album and that duly arrived by the name of “Into the Now” in 2004. It was met with positive feedback and that brought the group’s way an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” too. Hits like “Reel to Reel” and “Forever More” followed to propel them into the company of the most successful rock acts of their era.
Tesla have been on a roll since they first stepped into the limelight over three decades ago. With sales totaling over fourteen million in the United States alone, they are rightly regarded by many as being an integral part of the modern rock movement. They have hit the road once again for their latest tour so book cheap Tesla tickets and catch them live in concert.
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