Those modern day cowboys are still riding…
Sacramento hard rockers Tesla only scored two Top 10 hits back in their ’80s heyday – “Love Song” and their cover of Five Man Electrical Band’s “Signs.”
But the truth of the matter is that Tesla was always much more album-oriented, and not focused on singles. Over the course of their career, the blues-based band sold more than 14 million albums in the U.S. alone, racked up a whopping seven Top 40 albums – stretching across more than two decades from 1987’s “Mechanical Resonance” to 2008’s “Forever More.”
And what’s more, the band’s original hit-making line-up – with lead vocalist Jeff Keith at the helm in front of guitarists Frank Hannon and Tommy Skeoch, bassist Brian Wheat and drummer Troy Luccketta – is still pretty much intact today, with only the wayward Skeoch no longer in the fold. (Guitarist Dave Rude took over in 2006, replacing Skeoch after he and the band parted ways for the second – or was it the third? – time.)
Presented by Step Up Presents and PYX 106, Tesla rumbles into the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Friday night. Doors open at 7pm; the rockin’ starts at 8pm. Tix are $25 in advance; $27 doors at the door.
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