Tesla prepares for Shock – House of Blues Chicago




Tesla fans were in anticipation for the second show at the House of Blues Chicago on this cold February night.  For those of you that may not be familiar with Tesla, they are one of the most solid groups of musicians around.  The band consists of original members  lead vocalist Jeff Keith, guitarists Frank Hannon , bassist Brian Wheat and drummer Troy Luccketta . In 2006 guitarist Dave Rude replaced Tommy Skeotch .With over thirty years now of music and touring sold out venues, this Sacramento, California band can’t be more proud of what they’ve built and they are more importantly appreciative of having a loyal fan base. Even though I  have seen Tesla over a dozen times I was just as excited to be there as the rest of the  fans to be part of this musical journey that Tesla was taking us on.  The show tonight was everything one would expect of a seasoned rock band with a 30+ year catalog .  They played hits from their classics such as Rock Me To The Top, Modern Day Cowboy, Changes, Little Suzie, Cumin Atcha Live, many more. With such a long list of songs to choose from it would be impossible to hear all the hits but I’m pretty sure the fans weren’t disappointed in what they did get to hear. Frank Hannon was lights out as usual, Troy one of the best drummers out there just solid as always. Jeff’s voice was right on tonight. Dave Rude as always a class act on Rhythm/lead and Brian Wheat always so chill grooving along in the back. Love this band always a great time.  Jared James Nichols flew out from L.A to play with Tesla at both House of Blues Chicago shows Feb 5-Feb 6. Jared joined Tesla for just only the last two songs of the night. Cumin Atcha Live and Signs to finish the night. Many fans left the show wanting more but this was the end of the night for their 16 song set. Great night of music once again by Tesla, The Cali boys have a new album dropping March * called Shock and is available for Pre-Order.   Getcha one!  Check out Tour Dates.  http://teslatheband.com/tour/  and go see them as they hit a town near you.


Photos and review by Jake Warkel

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