Tesla’s Florida tour starts at Seminole Casino Hotel

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Tesla brought their high energy, hard rock show to Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Thursday, Jan. 11 as part of a short tour around Florida.

The Seminole Casino Hotel concert was performed in front of a sold out crowd, and the show included the Tesla classic hits and a mix of newer music. Opening act was Kurt Deimer.

Tesla band members include Brian Wheat (bass), Frank Hannon (guitar), Jeff Keith (lead vocals), Steve Brown (drums) and Dave Rude (guitar).

Tesla lead singer Jeff Keith at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Jan. 11 (photo by Jamie Kuser)

Other Florida dates this month include Kings Center of Performing Arts in Melbourne on Jan. 13, The Stage at Coco Outdoors in Coconut Creek on Jan. 14 and Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa Jan. 16 and 17. The tour then takes Tesla to New Mexico, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee and North Carolina before they do a residency at The House of Blues April 5 – 13 in Las Vegas. For tickets and complete tour information, visit online at teslatheband.com

Steve Brown of Tesla at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Jan. 11 (photo by Jamie Kuser)

Tesla may have been born in the mid-1980s, but their bluesy, soulful sound is strongly embedded in the roots of organic, authentic, 1970s rock and roll. It’s the same roots that produced bands like The Allman Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Aerosmith.

Ranked at No. 22 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hair Metal, Tesla has sold millions of albums in the United States.

Guitarists Dave Rude and Frank Hannon of Tesla at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Jan. 11 (photo by Jamie Kuser)

Their 1986 debut album “Mechanical Resonance” would eventually go platinum, nestled comfortably in the top 40, and produce the iconic hard rock hits, “Modern Day Cowboy” and “Little Suzi.” Today, “Mechanical Resonance” lives on as one of the most successful and acclaimed debuts of the era.

Tesla, who in 2020 celebrated the 30th anniversary of one of its most iconic albums, “Five Man Acoustical Jam,” 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 their faithful fan base has helped them not just survive but thrive.

Tesla lead singer Jeff Keith at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Jan. 11 (photo by Jamie Kuser)
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