Tesla Bring the Sounds of ‘Simplicity’ to New York Fans
With nearly three decades of music and seven studio albums, Tesla kicked things into high gear for New York City fans at Irving Plaza. The band is currently on tour in support of their latest disc ‘Simplicity.’
The band began their set with ‘I Wanna Live’ from their previous record, ‘Forever More,’ and they went further back into their discography with ‘Hang Tough’ and ‘Love Song’ off of their sophomore album, ‘The Great Radio Controversy.’
Tesla played a few tracks from 'Simplicity,' including their latest single, ‘So Divine,’ as well as the upbeat ‘MP3’ and ‘Ricochet.’ The band as a whole is a lot of fun to see live; frontman Jeff Keith has an animated and charismatic stage presence that is all his own. They have a strong foundation with the percussion skills of Troy Luccketta and the bass lines of original bassist Brian Wheat.
Fans were rocking out all night long especially to older favorites ‘Modern Day Cowboy,’ their hit covers of the Five Man Electric Band's ‘Signs’ and Ph.D's 'Little Suzi.' Tesla ended the night with ‘Cumin’ Atcha Live’ off of the one that started it all, their 1986 debut album ‘Mechanical Resonance.’
Support for the night included a set by gritty Ohio rock band American Dog who warmed things up to start the night. Go here to see a full list of Tesla tour dates.
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