Tesla adds shows to Las Vegas Residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort


Due to overwhelming demand and following a sold-out 5 day stint, legendary rockers Tesla have added five additional shows to their highly-anticipated Tesla: The Las Vegas Residency at House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Celebrating their 36 years of entertaining rock audiences around the world, Tesla: The Las Vegas Residency will add five additional dates, beginning with Friday, Sept. 29, 2023.

During their exclusive residency, Tesla will touch all sides of their unique discography including the heavier edge of electric songs like “Modern Day Cowboy,” “Hang Tough,” and “Edison’s Medicine,” as well as their acoustic driven songs such as “Signs” and “Love Song” (two Top 10 Billboard charting hits).

20190212Tesla-TPRS.com-3“We are very excited to be able to perform consecutive nights residing at the same venue because we plan to dig into our catalog and change up our set lists for each show,” said Frank Hannon, Tesla lead guitarist. “This will make it interesting for our loyal fans who will attend in the spectacular city of Las Vegas!”

“We,in Tesla, are very excited to be doing our very first ever residency in Las Vegas, of all places, where Elvis did his residency,” said Brian Wheat, Tesla bassist. “We look forward to bringing the legacy of Tesla’s music to you all!”

Tickets for Tesla: The Las Vegas Residency at House of Blues Las Vegas start at $59.50 plus applicable fees. Tickets are available at House of Blues,
MandalayBay.com, Ticketmaster.com or by calling 702-632-7600.

TESLA 2023/2024 Tour Dates:

9.29 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
9.30 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
10.4 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
10.6 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
10.7 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
10.10 Perry, GA Georgia National Fair
11.3 Lincoln City, OR Chinook Winds Casino
11.4 Lincoln City, OR Chinook Winds Casino
1.16 Tampa, FL Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Event Center

That they are still roaring and soaring should be no surprise. That’s just how they are built. Tesla may have been born in the mid-80s, but their bluesy, soulful sound is strongly embedded in the roots of organic, authentic, 1970s rock and roll. The same roots that produced bands like The Allman Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Aerosmith.

The ground started shaking in Sacramento, CA, in 1984; gold country that would soon be producing some platinum. They started out as City Kidd, until a suggested name change to Tesla, honoring the eccentric inventor Nikola Tesla who pioneered all things electrical.

Their 1986 platinum debut album, Mechanical Resonance, included Top 40 hits “Modern Day Cowboy” and “Little Suzi.” 1989’s double-platinum The Great Radio Controversy included hits “Heaven’s Trail (No Way Out)” and “Love Song”.

Suddenly, Tesla, who had been touring with bands such as Def Leppard and David Lee Roth, earned headlining status. In 1990, Tesla helped reshape the face of modern rock music by stripping down to the Five Man Acoustical Jam, an informal collection of their biggest hits peppered with rock and roll classics by the Beatles, Stones, and others.

This album produced their biggest hit single to date, a cover of Five Man Electrical Band’s “Signs.” Other 90s albums from Tesla include platinum selling Psychotic Supper and Bust a Nut. The band continues to record and release material including 9 new albums since 2000.

Tesla has endured many of the same taste-changing challenges that affected many in the post-grunge world, but through it all, their blue-collar work ethic and dedication to the faithful fan base has helped them not just survive, but thrive. Tesla’s legacy is alive and well as they continue to record and sellout venues all over the world. As comfortable, rugged, and dependable as your favorite pair of boots, they endure. Tesla is a celebration of the greatest spirits of rock and roll. Tesla is Jeff Keith (vocals), Frank Hannon and Dave Rude (guitar), and Brian Wheat (bass). They have most recently been joined by Steve Brown (drums).

Follow us @ThePureRockShop for pure rock recaps, news, and interviews from of local and regional concerts and festivals including, Glen Hughes and Enuff Z Nuff, as well as Geoff Tate next week at Jergel’s.  And be sure to hit our archives for coverage from Tesla at the M3 Rock Festival in Baltimore, MD, Rokisland Festival in Key West, FL, and Monsters of Rock Cruises, as well as our interview with bassist Brian Wheat around the release of his book.

Live Photos by Editor and founder Kara Marie Uhrlen for The Pure Rock Shop.  Posted on 9/12/2023.