Tesla Releasing New Live Album This Summer

February 18, 2023

Tesla is set to release another live album this summer! The track below, “Time To Rock!”, will be on the album, plus their set from August ’22 at Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, South Dakota.

Singer Jeff Keith was a guest of ‘The Chuck Shute Podcast’ back in July ’22 and talked about ‘Time To Rock’, “Like with all Tesla songs, we like to have that raw, live feel, and this song has totally just got that raw and live feel. It’s that kind of song that just, you know, everything you might have going on when you go to a concert, you wanna just kind of let your hair down and this song is exactly about that. Just not let things go, but just drop ’em down and still hold ’em in your hands tight, but just let things go and let your hair down for four and a half minutes. Time to rock!”

As for when you can expect the new live album? “Right now, the way things work — the guys were explaining to me — ’cause usually that’s all you did was made a record, since I’ve been in the band. And they go, now, with social media or whatever you call it — Spotify, whatever the names are; I don’t go on the Internet, but it’s a wonderful tool to have these iPhones and you can release a single without making a [full] record. So so far we’ve just put out some singles. But probably in the next year — no more than two years — we’re gonna go and say, ‘Let’s make a whole record again.’ But right now, it’s very convenient because you can just download a single. And the guys were explaining to me, they go, ‘Jeff, it’s just like back when THE BEATLES, and before that when people would put out a single on a 45 record. Like Hank Williams, he’d do something live and just put it out as a single. Back in the day, they used to just put out singles, and then, of course, they would records too. So we’re kind of in that mode. And now, instead of it being on a 45 record, it’s on a digital form that you can have people download. I don’t know — it’s the best I can understand it.”

You’ll remember that Tesla drummer Troy Luccketta announced he would “take a little time from the road” to spend with family and friends. His replacement has been Steve Brown, the younger brother of former Dokken drummer Mick Brown. And word is, Luccketta is not coming back to the band.

Meanwhile, Tesla recently announced a five-night residency at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada!

Mar. 15 – Redding, CA @ Redding Civic Center
Mar. 17 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues (Residency)
Mar. 18 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues (Residency)
Mar. 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues (Residency)
Mar. 24 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues (Residency)
Mar. 25 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues (Residency)
Apr. 01 – Snoqualmie, WA @ Snoqualmie Casino
Apr. 14 – Charles Town, WV @ Hollywood Casino
Apr. 15 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Apr. 18 – Detroit, MI @ Sound Board at MotorCity Casino
Apr. 19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ GLC Live at 20 Monroe
Apr. 21 – New Buffalo, MI @ Four Winds Casino Resort
Apr. 22 – Manistee, MI @ Little River Casino Resort
Apr. 25 – Williamsport, PA @ Community Arts Center
Apr. 26 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J Brady Music Center
Apr. 29 – May 04 – Pt Canaveral, FL @ Monsters of Rock 2023 Cruise
May 05 – Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
May 06 – Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues 2nd show added
May 25 – Morton, MN @ Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel
May 26 – Omaha, NE @ The Admiral
Jun. 09 – Wendover, NV @ Peppermill Concert Hall
Jun. 10 – Lincoln, CA @ The Venue @ Thunder Valley Resort
Jun. 16 – Durant, OK @ Choctaw Casinos & Resort
Jun. 17 – Hot Springs, AR @ Timberwood Amphitheater
Aug. 04 – Northfield, OH @ MGM Northfield Park

What’s your favourite live album? Recommend a few! 


Written by Todd Hancock