They stole Belfast's hearts when they opened for Def Leppard for two night's in the Ulster Hall and since then the affection for Tesla in these necks of the woods remains strong.
Hence there will be general rejoicing that the band are finally releasing a new album (and with Phil Collen of the Lepps co-writing and producing).
Below is the full press release and links for pre-order.
Lead Single “SHOCK” Available Now for Streaming and Immediate Download with Album Preorder
See TESLA on Tour Around the World Throughout 2019 Including UK Date At Iconic Download Festival
London – January 18, 2019– The legendary American rock band TESLA will release their new studio album, SHOCK, worldwide on 8 March via UMC.
The album is available now for preorder in CD, digital, black vinyl, and limited edition translucent blue vinyl formats; its electrifying lead single, 'Shock,' is available now for streaming and for immediate download with album preorder.
Produced and co-written by Phil Collen (Def Leppard), SHOCKis TESLA’s eighth studio album. TESLA is actively touring across North America, Europe, and elsewhere around the globe throughout 2019, including a performance at Download Festival.
Pre-order SHOCKand check out the album’s lead single, “Shock” here.
One of the world’s most celebrated and enduring rock bands with a diehard, loyal fanbase, TESLA has enjoyed international chart, radio, and tour success for nearly 35 years, with global album sales topping 15 million.
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 eruption of leather, spandex and big hair, but this band has never been about those things. 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.
TESLA’s legacy is alive and well as they continue to record and sellout venues all over the world. As worn in and comfortable as your favorite pair of jeans, as tough and dependable as your coolest leather jacket, TESLA endures because they are a celebration of the greatest spirits of rock and roll.
TESLA is always ready to rock, and they invite everyone to join them with SHOCK.
Brian Wheat – Bass / Keyboards / Piano / Backing Vocals
Frank Hannon – Guitars / Backing Vocals
Jeff Keith – Lead Vocals
Troy Luccketta – Drums / Percussion
Dave Rude – Guitar / Backing Vocals
TESLA: SHOCK [CD; Vinyl LP; Digital]
1. You Won’t Take Me Alive
2. Taste Like
3. We Can Rule The World
5. Love Is A Fire
6. California Summer Song
7. Forever Loving You
8. The Mission
9. Tied To The Tracks
11. I Want Everything
12. Comfort Zone