TROY — Tesla has announced that they will be returning to Troy’s Hobart Arena on Saturday, Feb. 11, as part of the Tesla 2017 Tour after recently wrapping up the 2016 Summer Tour with Def Leppard and REO Speedwagon.
In addition, Tesla’s latest album, Mechanical Resonance Live! was released in August.
It’s been said that lightning never strikes the same place twice. However, it does in the case of Tesla.
Over the course of their 30-year career, the critically acclaimed iconic Sacramento melodic hard rock quintet — Frank Hannon (guitar), Brian Wheat (bass), Jeff Keith (lead vocals), Troy Luccketta (drums), and Dave Rude (guitar) — have sold more than 25 million albums and performed to sold-out crowds across the world.
Their journey kicked into high gear with 1986’s platinum-certified debut, “Mechanical Resonance,” which solidified them as a household name and yielded signature anthems such as “Little Suzi,” “Modern Day Cowboy,” “Cumin’ Atcha Live,” and “Gettin’ Better.”
Celebrating the record’s 30th birthday, the boys from Sacramento have unleashed “Mechanical Resonance Live!”(Tesla Electric Company Recordings/Mailboat/Frontiers). Recorded in the spring and fall of 2015 while on tour with Def Leppard, it spruces up the classic 12-song track listing with 21st century live renditions. Bringing everything full circle, they owe its genesis to the suggestion of a close friend and fan, Phil Collen of Def Leppard.
The 21st century has become something of a renaissance for Tesla. Most recently, 2014’s “Simplicity bowed” at No. 14 on the Billboard Top 200. The group ignited ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!” in addition to scorching stages at festivals such as Rocklahoma, Graspop Metal Meeting, and Sweden Rock Festival as well as the cruise Monsters of Rock! Remaining committed to philanthropy, they hosted a benefit for The Station nightclub fire in addition to playing a rally for the Sacramento Kings.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.hobartarena.com or by calling (937) 339-2911. Tickets are priced at $65, $38 and $28.