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Forever More
10/7/2008
 
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Tesla Finally Hits Stores
October 8, 2008
Tesla’s new album, 'Forever More' is finally in stores and all digital outlets (as of Tuesday, Oct. 7th)! The 12 song collection includes the first single, “I Wanna Live,” and live favorites like “Pvt. Ledbetter” and the hard-rocking title track. The band will be supporting the album on their “Forever More Tour” which kicks off today (Tuesday, 10/7) in Sauget, IL. Look for them coming to your area soon!

You can hear 'Forever More' in its entirety at this location.

Tesla "Forever More Tour" Dates:
10/7 - Pop's Nightclub - Sauget, IL
10/8 - Rockline
10/10 - Myth - North Saint Paul, MN
10/11 - The Venue at Horseshoe Hammond - Hammond, IN
10/14 - Coyotes at City Block - Louisville, KY
10/15 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
10/17 - The Fillmore Detroit (formerly State Theatre) - Detroit, MI
10/18 - Orbit Room - Grand Rapids, MI
10/19 - Midland Theater - Kansas City, MO
10/22 - Crocodile RockAllentown, PA
10/24 - The Stone Pony - Ocean, NJ
10/25 - Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
10/27 - Magic City Music Hall - Johnson City, NY
10/28 - Blender Theatre at Gramercy - New York, NY
10/30 - Ram's Head Live - Baltimore, MD
10/31 - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom - Hampton Beach, NH
 
 
 
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Tesla Return To The Road
September 29, 2008
Multi-platinum rockers Tesla, begin their "Forever More" tour this coming Wednesday, October 1 at The Depot in Salt Lake City. The Tour is named for their seventh studio album, 'Forever More', set for release October 7 via Tesla Electric Company Recordings (in partnership with Ryko Distribution).

I Wanna Live,” the new album’s first single, is accompanied by a video featured on the band's site, aptly named, teslatheband.com where new updates are posted daily.

Tesla reunited with producer Terry Thomas and engineer Michael Rosen for 'Forever More'. Thomas was behind the boards for the band’s 1994 Gold-certified 'Bust A Nut' album, while Rosen worked with Tesla on 'Into The Now'.

The band spent close to a year on a worldwide tour, between mid '07 and '08. During that time, the band recorded their 'Comin’ Atcha Live!' DVD, which was released on July 15. It’s the band’s first DVD in 17 years (since 1991’s “Five Man Video Band”) and filled with over two hours of live music as well as special behind-the-scenes footage.

“After returning from Europe,” says guitarist Frank Hannon, “we jumped right back into the studio to work on 'Forever More' with Terry while setting up a tour of American festival shows in July and August, playing alongside bands such as Matchbox Twenty, the Wallflowers, Queensrÿche, KISS and Judas Priest. It’s great that we can play with any band, of any music genre, because we’ve never been pigeon-holed into a style or label of music throughout our career.”

Hannon continues, "All the tracks on 'Forever More' offer a variety of emotions where each song has its own twist, not sounding like another. 'Forever More' was written and recorded during a period of high energy and bizarre life circumstances for each of Tesla’s band members, with those experiences coming full circle throughout the CD."

'Forever More' is out October 7th.

All tour dates and updated band info are available at the following sites: www.teslatheband.com, and www.myspace.com/teslatheband.
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1984
HOME TOWN: Sacramento, CA
MEMBERS:
Jeff Keith – Lead Vocals (1984–1994
2000–present)
Frank Hannon – Guitars
Piano
Organ
Hammond Organ
Backing Vocals (1984–1994
2000–present)
Dave Rude – Guitars
Backing Vocals (2006–present)
Brian Wheat – Bass
Piano
Backing

2008 has been a wild ride for TESLA!
 
Since we took over the steering wheel of this rock machine, we have made several successful laps around the world and put out more new products in one year than we did in the past ten. Now here it is, set for October 7, 2008, and we are presenting a new album of all original material called FOREVER MORE.
 
We started writing new songs for this album the first week of January, while simultaneously planning a mid-West tour of America in February and recording our COMIN’ ATCHA LIVE! 2008 DVD while we were on the road. Coming home in March, we hired Terry to jump back into writing and recording music with us while we edited the DVD and routed a summer tour of Europe. We’re riding a wave of energy that doesn’t come easy for a band of rookies much less a band whose been doing this for over 20 years - and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
 
You see, I always compare TESLA to a giant train that once it gets momentum, it generates enough force to plow around the world. We are now back on our tracks at full speed headed straight for your eardrums with a new album of all original material and what we feel is filled with our most exciting songs. We brought Terry over to the States to work with us all through April and May, writing and crafting our ideas into powerful songs, and challenging ourselves to keep our music fresh before heading to Europe in June to play huge festivals with the likes of Judas Priest, Kiss, Saxon and many other rock giants.
 
After returning from Europe, we jumped right back into the studio to work on FOREVER MORE with Terry while setting up a tour of American festival shows in July and August, playing alongside bands such as Matchbox Twenty, the Wallflowers, Queensrÿche, KISS and Judas Priest. It’s great that we can play with any band, of any music genre, because we’ve never been pigeon-holed into a style or label of music throughout our career.
 
FOREVER MORE demonstrates this idea of writing songs in a diverse fashion. The title track is one of our deeper cuts complete with heavy lyrics, de-tuned riffs and acoustic interludes, while, “I Wanna Live” is one of our more uplifting songs that bounces musically and delivers a lyrical message that suggests living life to the fullest. The rest of the album takes a similar ride of dynamic ups and down with songs like “So What!,” “Fallin’ Apart,” “Breakin’ Free,” “The Game,” “All Of Me” and “The First Time.”
 
Like our albums of the past, all the tracks on FOREVER MORE offer a variety of emotions where each song has its own twist--not sounding like another. FOREVER MORE was written and recorded during a period of high energy and bizarre life circumstances for each of Tesla’s band members, with those experiences coming full circle throughout the CD.
 
As we finish up the sound mixes, we are already planning the tour for October and European dates of festivals next summer. When we perform on stage every night there are the loyal fans right in the front row who have been there “forever more,” always bringing with them smiling faces and new friends. Some of them travel miles to see us and to them we are forever grateful, as it seems their loyalty is never-ending. We welcome you to jump on this wild ride with us and we hope to keep giving you good times and music during this wild ride we call “life.” It is full of ups and downs, just like music, and we hope that you enjoy our new album FOREVER MORE!