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Legendary Sacramento Rockers TESLA Announce New Album Title And US Tour With STYX And JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS

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TESLA has set “Shock” as the title of its ninth full-length album, tentatively due in the fall. The long-awaited follow-up to 2014’s “Simplicity” was helmed by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, who co-wrote and produced the TESLA song “Save That Goodness”, which was released in August 2016 and included on the “Mechanical Resonance Live!” album, made available via Tesla Electric Company Recordings/Mailboat. The effort celebrated the 30th birthday of the original multi-platinum album and featured classic hits as well as the aforementioned “Save That Goodness” single.

TESLA singer Jeff Keith told The Salt Lake Tribune last year that Collen encouraged the Sacramento-based band to adopt a slightly different recording approach. “With Phil, we’d come in on a given day, work on maybe the bridge on a particular song, work on the chorus on this song, and then work on a verse — all in one day, all on different songs,” Keith said. “That was really fun and exciting, ’cause you could put the ideas down, take ’em home, chew on ’em for a couple days… It was really fun doing it in that way, and it’s the first time we’ve ever really done it like that.”

TESLA will also join STYX and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS  for a summer U.S. tour that kicks off May 30 in Irvine, California at the FivePoint Amphitheatre. Tickets for various cities of the tour, produced by Live Nation, will go on sale starting Friday, February 16 at 10 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com. STYX, JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS and TESLA will be offering VIP packages via their own exclusive pre-sales beginning Wednesday, February 14 at 10 a.m. local time. The full list of tour dates can be found below:

Tour dates:

May 30 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
Jun. 01 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
Jun. 02 – Sacramento, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
Jun. 04 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Jun. 05 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Jun. 07 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
Jun. 09 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman
Jun. 10 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Jun. 12 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
Jun. 13 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Jun. 14 – Raleigh, NC – Costal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Jun. 16 – Atlanta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre
Jun. 17 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Jun. 27 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Jun. 28 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
Jun. 29 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Jun. 30 – Hershey, PA – GIANT Center
Jul. 03 – Montreal, QUE. – Place Bell at Laval
Jul. 04 – Toronto, ONT. – Budweiser Stage
Jul. 06 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul. 07 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Jul. 08 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul. 10 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
Jul. 11 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Jul. 13 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Jul. 14 – Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
Jul. 15 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

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