TESLA’s FRANK HANNON talks strategy for new music – ‘We’ll produce our next albums ourselves’; audio

Tesla – Frank Hannon [guitar]Brian Wheat [bass]Jeff Keith [vocals]Troy Luccketta [drums]and Dave Rude [guitar] – remains one of rock’s most famous and enduring bands with a hardcore and loyal fanbase. They enjoyed international chart, radio and touring success for nearly 37 years, with multi-platinum albums and worldwide album sales exceeding 15 million.

The band continues to kick it live and this summer will be touring the United States for their “Let’s Get Real Tour”.

Sonic Perspectives correspondent Robert Cavuoto had a relaxed and revealing chat with Frank Hannon about their upcoming tour, discussing what fans can expect live, a preview of their upcoming studio album and of an upcoming new single, “Time To Rock,” which will be released next month, and how the band decided to take the writing and producing reins solely on their own. Listen below:

Dates for “Let’s Get Real!” of Tesla Tour are listed below. Tickets for all shows are available here.

June
17 – Q Casino (Back Waters Stage) – Dubuque, Iowa
18 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
21 – The Louisville Palace – Louisville, KY
23 – Jam Lakes – Brainerd, MN
24 – Treasure Island Resort & Casino – Island Event Center – Welch, MN
26 – Des Plaines Theater – Des Plaines, IL
29 – Hard Rock Live (Tulsa) – Catoosa, Oklahoma

July
1 – Harrah’s Stir Cove – Council Bluffs, Iowa
2 – Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells – Baraboo, WI
4 – National Cherry Festival – Traverse City, MI
9 – Matanuska Brewing Company – Eagle River, AK
12 – Red River Valley Fair – W Fargo, ND
22 – Yakama Legends Casino – Toppenish, Washington
23 – Little Creek Casino Resort – Shelton, WA
31 – Indian Ranch – Webster, MA

August
22 Cape Cod Melody Tent – Hyannis, MA
3 – Bold Point Pavilion – East Providence, RI
5 – Hard Rock Casino – Gary, IN
6 – Monroe County Fair – Monroe, MI
8 – Full Gas Saloon – Sturgis, SD
20 – Shoeshone-Bannock Casino Hotel – Fort Hall, ID
21 – Northern Quest Resort & Casino – Airway Heights, WA
26 – MGM Northfield Park – Northfield, Ohio

September
9 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
10 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
12 – Wagner Noel PAC – Midland, TX
13 – Lubbock Memorial Civic Center – Lubbock, TX
15 – The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
18 – House Of Blues – New Orleans

Line up:

Frank Hannon – guitar
Brian Wheat – bass
Jeff Keith – lead vocals
Dave Rude – guitar
Steve Brown – drums


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