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TESLA SET TO LAUNCH U.S. HEADLINING TOUR
STARTING JUNE 7 IN SANTA ROSA, CA
IN SUPPORT OF 'REAL TO REEL' DUE OUT JUNE 5;

FREE SHOW SCHEDULED FOR MAY 31 IN SACRAMENTO;

"TESLA TUESDAY" ROCKIN' PHOENIX
WITH DAY'S WORTH OF EVENTS AND APPEARANCES
ON RELEASE DAY;

BAND CONFIRMED TO APPEAR ON "ROCKLINE"
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6


May 30, 2007 -- As previously announced, TESLA will launch a summer U.S. headlining tour starting June 7 in Santa Rosa, CA at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in support of their REAL TO REEL album, which is due out June 5 on the band's Tesla Electric Company Recordings (Ryko Distribution). This marks the 20th consecutive year that TESLA has toured the States.

Before the tour officially kicks off, TESLA will make a special hometown appearance at Cesar Chavez Park in Sacramento, CA on May 31 at 7:00pm PT in front an expected crowd of 8,000. Not only will the show, sponsored by KXRQ-FM (98 Rock) and the Hard Rock Caf, be FREE, but everyone in attendance will get a special pre-release sneak peek at REAL TO REEL. The one-hour performance will exclusively spotlight songs from "Reel 1" of the two-disc set, which will be sold that day at the new R5 store founded by Russ Solomon, the man behind the now defunct Tower Records chain. Immediately following the concert, the Hard Rock Caf will sponsor a listening party with the band who'll be autographing copies of the album which will be available for sale at the event by R5.

The first 13 tracks REAL TO REEL-"Reel 1"--will be available on June 5 at retail outlets, while the second disc-"Reel 2"--containing the remaining 12 songs will be available along the band's tour route with the purchase of a concert ticket. An empty space will exist within "Reel 1"'s packaging for "Reel 2."

Fans wanting bonus material should head to their local Best Buy, where a limited edition package will be sold including "War Pigs" from "Reel 2" as well as a sneak preview of three of the band's first-ever unplugged studio recordings of "Modern Day Cowboy," "Paradise" and "Shine Away"--the last recordings with guitarist Tommy Skeoch in 2005-which will appear on TESLA's forthcoming 20th anniversary boxed set. Details about the boxed set will be announced soon.

On release day-declared "TESLA TUESDAY"-the band will be celebrating REAL TO REEL with a day's worth of listening parties, events and appearances in Phoenix, AZ. Early that morning, the band will perform "Thank You" on "Good Morning Arizona" (Channel 3), followed by a four-hour stint as guest DJs at KDKB-FM (93.3), where TESLA will take over the live radio airwaves from 10am-2pm playing songs from the album, chatting with fans who call in and giving away tickets to their concert in Phoenix on June 12 at the Dodge Theatre. Once that's complete, TESLA heads to Best Buy (2727 W. Thunderbird Rd.) for an in-store performance at 4:00pm. The day will conclude with a listening party at Martini Ranch sponsored by KDKB-FM, Zia Records and Live Nation. While the event is free, fans must be 21 and over to attend. TESLA will be mixing and mingling with fans, playing songs from both "Reel 1" and "Reel 2," and autographing copies of the album which will be available for sale at the event courtesy of Zia Records.

TESLA first tested out some of their favorite rock classics with their fans in the summer of 2006 during the "Electric Summer Jam" tour (the first tour with guitarist Dave Rude, who replaced original guitarist Tommy Skeoch). While UFO's "Rock Bottom" went down like a storm to a standing, cheering, grandstand crowd of 10,000 in Milwaukee, Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" engaged 6,000 people in Lansing, Michigan so much that they refused to leave during a torrential rainstorm which lasted throughout the entire two-hour show. After getting such a positive reaction from their fans, the band knew making REAL TO REEL was a logical next step for them.

What can fans expect this time around at a live TESLA show?

"They'll be hearing a lot of REAL TO REEL along with the hits they know and love," says singer Jeff Keith. "We're excited to play the new songs especially, because we had so much fun recording them. We tested some of them out last summer and people seemed to really like them. Now that we have the 25 songs in our heads, we can't wait to get out there and bring them all to life. And in addition to the TESLA hits, we'll be bringing some older songs out of the archives that we rarely play live. We're looking forward to playing REAL TO REEL with lots of feel."

Meanwhile, TESLA will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" on Wednesday, June 6 at 8:30pm PT/11:30pm ET. They'll chat with host Bob Coburn about REAL TO REEL, the U.S. tour and everything else happening in their world. The band will also be performing a few songs (some from the new album and some TESLA classics), and fans will have the opportunity to call in with questions for the duo at 800-344-ROCK (7625). For local listings, fans should check out www.rocklineradio.com.

In further radio news, lead singer Jeff Keith will appear on "The Adam Carolla Show" on Monday, June 4 at 9:00am Pacific Time. The program can be heard throughout the west coast on the Free FM radio network. Fans should check http://adam.freefm.com/ for local listings and can call in to 866-901-ADAM (2326) to talk with Jeff.

Fans can get up-to-the-minute tour details and purchase VIP ticket packages at the band's website, www.teslarealtoreel.com.

Check out confirmed tour dates in the Tour Dates section. Stops in Chicago, Boston, New York, Baltimore, San Francisco and many other cities to be added in the coming weeks.


Hello Tesla Fans!

We're pleased to announce some more shows.

First up, a FREE show for Sacramento! That's right, FREE! Join Tesla on Thursday May 31st for a FREE show in Cesar Chavez Park!

Last year at the California State Fair in Sacramento, Tesla fans smashed all previous attendance records. Now the band wants their fans to raise the bar even higher! Everyone is invited and the show is FREE, so no excuses!

Come out and help celebrate the upcoming release of Tesla's new CD, Real To Reel! The guys will be playing songs off Real To Reel - and maybe even a few of their own classic hits. Not only that, but copies of Real To Reel will be on sale at the show, almost a week before the official release date!

Moving right along, we're also happy to officially confirm Friday June 15th at the Great Saltair in Salt Lake City. The band is looking forward to seeing all of the friends they made last year in Ogden, Elko, and Green River, and meeting lots of new fans. Next up is another House of Blues show, this one in Dallas Texas on Monday June 18th. Friday June 22nd will find Tesla in Nashville, TN at the beautiful and historic Ryman Auditorium.

We've also just confirmed another couple of dates for July including Friday July 13th in Milwaukee at The Rave/Eagles Club and Wednesday July 18th at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI (it will always be "Pine Knob" to us).

Stay tuned for more dates and don't forget, Real To Reel drops on June 5th!


TESLA
SAYS "THANK YOU" TO THEIR ROCK & ROLL HEROES
WITH THE RELEASE OF 'REAL TO REEL'
JUNE 5 ON TESLA ELECTRIC COMPANY RECORDINGS


MAJOR SUMMER TOUR FORTHCOMING


April 26, 2007 -- TESLA -- Jeff Keith (vocals), Frank Hannon (guitars), Brian Wheat (bass), Troy Luccketta (drums) and Dave Rude (guitar) - has always been revered as a bluesy, no-frills, '70s-style hard rock band, concentrating on solid musicianship more than the trends of modern music. Now, after selling over 16 million albums worldwide since bursting onto the scene in 1986, they're paying homage to their hard rock heroes on their sixth studio album, REAL TO REEL, due out June 5th on their own independent label, Tesla Electric Company Recordings (in partnership with Ryko Distribution).

The first single, Led Zeppelin's "Thank You," is currently being serviced to radio on May 1, but it has been receiving early airplay for the past few weeks on such stations as KRXQ in Sacramento, The Bone in San Francisco, WHOG in Milwaukee, KZRR in Albuquerque and KDKP in Phoenix and KISW in Seattle. A video for the track is forthcoming.

REAL TO REEL - produced by TESLA and Tom Zutaut and recorded at the Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, TX - is a two-disc 25-song collection of classic rockers from the '60s and '70s, recorded through a vintage Neve console directly to Ampex 456 analog tape to capture the purity of these timeless and legendary songs. Songs include: "Space Truckin'," "I've Got A Feeling," "Ball of Confusion," "All The Young Dudes" and "Street Fighting Man."

The first 13 tracks will be available on June 5th at retail outlets, while the second disc containing the remaining 12 songs will be available this summer along the band's tour route with the purchase of a concert ticket. Details are forthcoming.

TESLA first tested out some of their favorite rock classics with their fans in the summer of 2006 during the "Electric Summer Jam" tour (the first tour with guitarist Dave Rude, who replaced original guitarist Tommy Skeoch). While UFO's "Rock Bottom" went down like a storm to a standing, cheering, grandstand crowd of 10,000 in Milwaukee, Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" engaged 6,000 people in Lansing, Michigan so much that they refused to leave during a torrential rainstorm which lasted throughout the entire two-hour show. After getting such a positive reaction from their fans, the band knew making REAL TO REEL was a logical next step for them.

"REAL TO REEL is a collection of songs that inspired us back in the day when we first heard them in the '70s," says singer Jeff Keith. "We originally had a large list of songs in mind for the record, and we had a lot of fun picking out the ones that ultimately made it onto the album. Making music is all about feeding off of your inspirations and putting your own touches to it. We feel weve accomplished this to the highest extent."

In talking about the first single, "Thank You," Keith explains, "That's my favorite song on the album, and it's funny because we never discussed covering that particular song. We went back and forth about a lot of Led Zeppelin songs. We had planned on doing 'The Song Remains The Same,' and it was Frank who thought we should do 'Thank You' instead. The guys actually recorded it while I was at my casita feeding the abandoned pups and their mom that I found in a vacant lot. When I returned to the studio and heard what they did, I was so blown away that it inspired me to sing what I think is my best vocal performance on the record. When I finished recording in one take, it was just mind-blowing. Everyone in the studio was in tears. Sometimes that's how it works and that's the beauty of making music. We all felt it was the perfect choice for the first single. If you think about TESLA, the lyrical message of the lyrics throughout the years, they're very similar to 'Thank You.' It's that same positive message that we try to get across in every TESLA song. It's a sacrilegious song to cover and we didn't think we'd do it justice, but we were up for the challenge.

"Jimmy Page once told Brian that he had bought the FIVE MAN ACOUSTICAL JAM record and thought it was a really great album. That was a huge thrill for us to hear because we've always had a love of Led Zeppelin and they were so important to all of us growing up. There's always been this reverence for Zeppelin. So hearing Jimmy Page say he loved TESLA too, we were honored and it enlightened our spirits. Led Zeppelin inspired us to be a band in the first place."

The Sacramento band has proven themselves to be a long-lasting force in the rock world, one that could still compete with all the new rock bands that had sprung up between 1996-2000 (the time period when TESLA had disbanded), while most of their contemporaries from the late '80s were stuck in classic rock nostalgia. Rolling Stone called their sophomore album, THE GREAT RADIO CONTROVERSY, "...a shining example of what can happen when a talented band puts on blinders, ignores what everybody else is selling and forges ahead on instinct."

On the touring front, TESLA will launch a summer U.S. headlining tour starting June 7 in Santa Rosa, CA at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. They'll make a stop in Las Vegas at the House of Blues on Thursday, June 14. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, April 27. The band will perform three more House of Blues shows in Anaheim (Friday, June 8), West Hollywood (Saturday, June 9), and in San Diego (Monday, June 11), which go on sale this Saturday, April 28. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans can stay plugged into all things REAL TO REAL and purchase VIP ticket packages here at www.teslarealtoreel.com.

Here's the complete track listing of Reel one (sold at retail):

1. Space Truckin' (Deep Purple)
2. Walk Away (James Gang)
3. Hand Me Down World (Guess Who)
4. Bad Reputation (Thin Lizzy)
5. Thank You (Led Zeppelin)
6. I've Got A Feeling (Beatles)
7. Day Of The Eagle (Robin Trower)
8. Ball Of Confusion (Temptations)
9. Rock Bottom (UFO)
10. Stealin' (Uriah Heep)
11. Bell Bottom Blues (Eric Clapton)
12. Honky Tonk Women (Rolling Stones)
13. Dear Mr. Fantasy (Traffic)

Here's the complete track listing of Reel two (available with concert ticket purchase only):

1. All The Young Dudes (Mott The Hoople)
2. Make It Last (Montrose)
3. Shooting Star (Bad Company)
4. Not Fragile (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
5. Street Fighting Man (Rolling Stones)
6. Is It My Body (Alice Cooper)
7. I Want To Take You Higher (Sly & The Family Stone)
8. Do You Feel Like We Do (Peter Frampton)
9. Beer Drinkers And Hellraisers (ZZ Top)
10. Seasons Of Wither (Aerosmith)
11. Saturday Night Special (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
12. War Pigs (Black Sabbath)

Tesla on the web:
www.teslarealtoreel.com
www.myspace.com/teslatheband
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