Win FREE TIX to Tesla at the Upstate Concert Hall on Friday!

Those modern day cowboys are still riding…

Sacramento hard rockers Tesla only scored two Top 10 hits back in their ’80s heyday – “Love Song” and their cover of Five Man Electrical Band’s “Signs.”

But the truth of the matter is that Tesla was always much more album-oriented, and not focused on singles. Over the course of their career, the blues-based band sold more than 14 million albums in the U.S. alone, racked up a whopping seven Top 40 albums – stretching across more than two decades from 1987’s “Mechanical Resonance” to 2008’s “Forever More.”

And what’s more, the band’s original hit-making line-up – with lead vocalist Jeff Keith at the helm in front of guitarists Frank Hannon and Tommy Skeoch, bassist Brian Wheat and drummer Troy Luccketta – is still pretty much intact today, with only the wayward Skeoch no longer in the fold. (Guitarist Dave Rude took over in 2006, replacing Skeoch after he and the band parted ways for the second – or was it the third? – time.)

Presented by Step Up Presents and PYX 106, Tesla rumbles into the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Friday night. Doors open at 7pm; the rockin’ starts at 8pm. Tix are $25 in advance; $27 doors at the door.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TIX to the show to a lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday. Enter today! Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

  1. Oates77 says

    Saw them twice when I worked at the RPI Fieldhouse, once opening for Poison and another time with Great White.

    They get lumped in with the hair metal crowd but they are a great rock bank with roots in UFO, Thin Lizzy and ZZ Top.

  2. Ewan says

    Comment, with extra guitar solo..

  3. Paul says

    AWESOME band !! Especially in such a small venue. TESLA ” Comin atcha live ” !!

  4. OswegoMatt says

    Need the freebies so I can bring someone along. I have never seen Tesla. Please make it happen for me Nippertown.

  5. Bob W. says

    Like Oates77, I also saw them at the fieldhouse back in the day (they were the headliners, if I recall correctly).

    They did, indeed, get unfairly lumped in with the hair metal crowd — definitely one of the best hard rock bands of that era.

  6. Maria says

    I want those tickets! Love Tesla and it’s been along time since seeing them in concert.

  7. Kris says

    I saw TESLA 3X growing up….love them. Now a young newly widowed mom of 2 could really use a night out!
    This would be exciting!

  8. Carol S. says

    Yes, please! Love these guys!

  9. Steve 77 says

    Please pick me, I’ve never seen them.

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