7 song taste of music that
was recorded live in the studio and features recordings of TESLA’s own songs in
a different fashion as well as a few covers that we love. Set to be released for
Holiday season, there is a recording of the
Christmas classic “Silent night” and alternate recordings of TESLA classics.
I LOVE YOU (climax blues band)
This track was the first song that Tesla recorded in the studio together when
reuniting in 2000 after the 5 year break-up. JK asked the band to record this
song to be played at his wedding.
EVERYTHING I OWN (Bread)
Another beautiful love song, this song really
showcases JK’s vocal ability and TESLA’S ability to “own” a classic cover.
Transposed using a capo and teslafied during the guitar solo, this track
captures TESLA chemistry.
This is a very raunchy version of our top 10 hit recorded “live” in the studio
with a little more grit and attitude than the 5 man “acoustic” version.
THE WAY IT IS
We recorded this version in the studio after coming home from the Canadian
“acoustic” tour. It is a stripped down version and we opted to sing it a bit
lower to make it more soulful and played the guitar parts with a softer touch.
WHAT YOU GIVE
Not much to say about this track except it is one of our favorite songs we’ve
written and our fans seem to love it as much if not more today than ever. This
recording is a Hybrid version of acoustic and electric complete with the guitar
solo being played acoustically and
the twangy country licks complementing JK’s soulful lyrics.
I’D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD (ten years after)
A Great song! This track was originally
considered for the “REAL TO REEL” set list but somehow got left behind. This is
a “live” demo version recorded in the studio and we wanted to convey a fierce
“Guitar” battle between Frank and Tommy. There is a lot of aggression in the
music and JK put some serious vibes in the vocals.
SILENT NIGHT (ACOUSTIC SOLO)
This recording is an acoustic arrangement put together by Frank Hannon as a
bonus track for the EP’s release in December for Christmas. The melody is
beautiful and is reminiscent of TESLA’s “LOVE SONG” intro with classical guitar
lines and finger picking. To add to the arrangement, there are Dobro slide parts
and a Mandolin outro added to enhance the holiday spirit. Enjoy!
Tesla releases "reel no.2" of
the "real to reel" recordings at your favorite
retail locations I.E. Best Buy, Walmart,Target ect.ect. and on I-tunes
Tuesday September 25th 2007.
Also look for a Christmas I-Tunes exclusive from tesla
All the best
Telsa's 1st world tour in 16 years
We¹ve just confirmed our 1 world tour in 16 years
Were all really excited about this, cant wait to see all
Our fans in Europe, Japan and Australia
10/18/07 Melbourne Australia forum
10/19/07 Sydney Australia - Hifi
10/21/07 Tokyo Japan- Loud Park
10/24/07 Amsterdam Holland - Paradiso
10/25/07 Vossalaar Belguim- Biebob
10/27/07 Hamburg Germany- KUNST
10/28/07 Bochum Germany- Matrix
10/30/07 Aschaffenburg Germany- Colos-Saal
10/31/07 Pratteln Switzerland- Z7
11/2/07 Madrid Spain- Arena
11/3/07 Barcelona Spain- Apolo
11/5/07 London England- Islington Academy
11/6/07 Glasgow Scotland- Garage
11/8/07 Nottingham England- Rock City
11/9/07 Dudley England- JB's
11/10/07 Minehead England- Hard Rock Hell Festival
See ya soon
TESLA ON ROCKLINE TONIGHT! WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15!
TESLA will be back on ROCKLINE tonight, Wednesday, August 15th with their longtime friend BOB COBURN, taking phone calls from 8:30 PM PDT/ 11:30 PM EDT, LIVE on the air.
This show will air across the nation. Some of you may remember the live performances from the start of the Real to Reel tour in which BOB said they were the best he's heard on his show in concert. The band kicked ass on Day of the Eagle and a few others showing that they were on fire that night thus prompting BOB to personally invite the band back to do the "phone call" section of the show this coming wed. Aug. 15th. Tune in and Phone in!! go to
www.rocklineradio.com for info.
Brian Wheat Checks in!
B-dub here just got back from Europe it was the first time we been back
since 1991 The reception was off the hook. Not knowing what to expect
to London And the crowd was fucking amazing.
They were 1 of the loudest
crowds ever in The history of tesla playing show for 20 years. The fans
there we talked to Backstage and on the street were so happy to see us
and it made us feel Very overwhelmed with joy. Next day we were off to
Holland to play Plato And again it was off the hook we play to a
700 seat hot and Sweaty rock and roll in your face and again very loud
crowd. And the reception Again was overwhelming. Got to meet our new
brother Cornelius.Next day it was off to the arrow fest classic rock
festival with areosmith, scorpions Thin lizzy, the doors and Steve vai
many more acts. We were the fist act on the Bill so we didn¹t know
expect but guess what? The place was packed We played a blazing 1-hour
and the crowd response was amazing.
Then we finally got to meet the
only crazy man Rudolf Heinz and his partner Gabriel from the bold
these guys are the coolest. Tesla wants to give them a big thank you
For taking a chance and bringing tesla back to Holland. Over all this
Great trip and there is a European Tour being planned for the fall
English Super agent Steve Strange. Now we are back in the states ready to
kick ass And play some more killer shows
Tesla Tour Update
Please note the following: * Our show at La Zona Rosa in Austin, TX, originally scheduled for Tuesday June 19th, has been rescheduled for Thursday September 20th.
* Our show at the House of Blues in New Orleans, originally scheduled for Thursday June 21st, has been rescheduled for Wednesday September 19th.
Fans should hold onto their tickets, which will be honored at the rescheduled dates.
Vegas and Salt Lake City Rescheduled
We regret to inform you that we've had to reschedule our shows in Las Vegas and Salt Lake City originally set for June 14th and 15th.
Please note the following:
* Our show in Las Vegas, originally scheduled for Thursday June 14th, has been rescheduled for Saturday July 28th.
* Our show in Salt Lake city, originally scheduled for Friday June 15th, has been rescheduled for Friday July 27th.
We were very much looking forward to both dates and we apologize to all of our fans that have been anxiously awaiting the shows. Fans should hold onto their tickets, which will be honored at the rescheduled dates.
Tesla Tuesday Runs Smack Dab Into Wednesday!
And you thought the band was busy on Tuesday! Check out the schedule for today, Wednesday June 6th: Tune into 95.5 KLOS-FM in Los Angeles around 9am for a live in-person interview and acoustic performance of 1-2 songs. Then make sure to check out Rockline at 8:30PT. Tesla will join host Bob Coburn, as the sole guest for the entire 90 minute show and will be doing a live in-person interview and performing 3-4 songs. They'll also be talking about the new album, Real To Reel, and taking questions from listeners.
REAL TO REEL IN STORES NOW!
It's Tuesday June 5th and that means it's Tesla Tuesday! Real to Reel is in
Tesla Says "Thank You" in their New Video!
Here's the new video for "Thank You"!
Note: Make sure to stop the tape player before watching the video.
"Tesla Tuesday" Events
Tesla will be performing the song "Thank You" on "Good Morning Arizona (Channel 3), followed by a four-hour stint as guest DJs at KDKB-FM (93.3), where Tesla will take over the live radio airwaves from 10am to 2pm playing songs from the album, chatting with fans who call in, and giving away tickets to their concert in Phoenix on June 12 at the Dodge Theatre.
The day will conclude with a listening party at Martini Ranch sponsored by KDKB-FM, Zia Records, and Live Nation. While the event is free, fans must be 21 and over to attend. Tesla will be mixing and mingling with fans, playing songs from both "Reel 1" and "Reel 2," and autographing copies of the album which will be available for sale at the event courtesy of Zia Records.
Don't Miss Tesla on Rockline!
Tesla will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show Rockline with host Bob Coburn Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 8:30pm PT/ 11:30pm ET. The band will be performing songs from Real To Reel and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you, and information about the Internet broadcast, check out www.RocklineRadio.com.
Tesla Set to Launch U.S. Headlining Tour
Tesla is set to launch a U.S. headlining tour starting June 7th in Santa Rosa, CA in support of their new album, "Real To Reel," due out Tuesday June 5th.
First up, a FREE show for Sacramento! That's right, FREE! Join Tesla on Thursday May 31st for a FREE show in Cesar Chavez Park!
Last year at the California State Fair in Sacramento, Tesla fans smashed all previous attendance records. Now the band wants their fans to raise the bar even higher! Everyone is invited and the show is FREE, so no excuses!
Come out and help celebrate the upcoming release of Tesla's new CD, Real To Reel! The guys will be playing songs off Real To Reel - and maybe even a few of their own classic hits. Not only that, but copies of Real To Reel will be on sale at the show, almost a week before the official release date!
We're hard at work finalizing the details of our first ever VIP Ticketing program. We should have all of the information ready soon. Rest assured, we're working hard to put together a one-of-a-kind experience. For venues with reserved seating, we're trying to secure the absolute best seats and so far so good - in Santa Rosa, every VIP seat will be in the first 3 rows and in Phoenix, every single VIP ticket available will be in the FRONT ROW! We're also setting up some quality hang-time with the guys, not the typical cattle-call meet and greet where you're escorted out before the ink from the sharpie has dried on your autographed photo. Stay tuned, we'll have more information soon.
Real To Reel In Stores June 5th!
Tesla says "Thank You" to their fans and their Rock and Roll Heroes with the release of "Real To Reel," their 6th new album of studio recordings available in stores on Tuesday June 5th.
In conjunction with the album release, the band is also excited to announce the start of their 1st worldwide tour in over 15 years, "Real To Reel 2007." See the Tour Dates section for more dates.
Brian Wheat, Tesla's very own Bassman extraordinaire, sat down at his computer last night and typed out a little message for Tesla fans everywhere. Head over to the Official Tesla MySpace page and check it out.