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Tesla

Formed: 1984
From: Sacramento, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Tesla news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Archer Confirmed For Sweden Rock Festival

Archer has performed with some of the biggest names in rock including, Heaven and Hell, Heart and Sevendust. The band is looking forward to sharing the stage at the Sweden Rock Festival (www.swedenrock.com) this summer alongside such metal giants as Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Poison, RATT, Triumph, Saxon, Disturbed and many more as they return to Europe.

The Santa Cruz, CA-based power trio, who won "Best Local Band 2008" in the Metro Santa Cruz Goldies Awards, takes the stage on Saturday, June 7th, opening for some of the biggest names in the metal music genre. The Sweden Rock Festival is held in Norjeboke, in the tiny village of Norje which is situated in Sölvesborg in the western part of southern Sweden.

Archer’s debut album "Doom$day Profit$" is a "genuine tour-de-force, rich with powerful songs imbued with that essential combination of brain-burrowing melodies, ripping riffs, pulsing basslines, tsunami drums and grab-by-the-throat vocals." The band cites influences that include Ozzy and Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Metallica and other legendary names.

Here is the current lineup for the Sweden Rock Fest 2008, which takes place June 4th - 7th: More...

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Tesla Adds More European Shows

TESLA have updated their tour schedule. It is now as follows:

June
6 - Sweden Rock Festival - Sölvesborg, Sweden
7 - Vega - Copenhagen, Denmark
10 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
11 - Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, Germany
13 - Roxy - Saarbrücken, Germany (NEW DATE)
14 - Luxor - Köln, Germany (NEW DATE)
16 - JB's Club - Dudley, UK
17 - Rio's - Leeds, UK
19 - Corporation - Sheffield, UK
21 - Kobeta Sonic Festival - Bilboa, Spain
22 - Oasis - Zaragoza, Spain
24 - Trabendo - Paris, France
25 - De Boerderij - Zoetermeer, Holland (NEW DATE)
27 - Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, Belgium

July
12 - South Texas Rockfest - Boerne, TX
13 - Rocklahoma - Pryor OK
19 - Waukesha County Fair - Waukesha, WI
20 - Chippewa Valley Rock Fest - Cadott WI

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Graspop Announce Saturday Headliners

Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting have announced the days for the announced lineup so far. In addition to this, they have announced that KISS will be headlining on the saturday, adding to the already exciting headliners of Judas Priest on friday and Iron Maiden on sunday. If that wasn't intense enough, they have also announced that Agent Steel, Tesla and Rose Tattoo will join the ranks.

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DDP To Do Mexico City Signing Session

DUBLIN DEATH PATROL (DDP) — the new band featuring TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy and former EXODUS vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza — will take part in a signing session at the Rock Shop Insurgentes in Mexico City on Saturday, March 8 at 6:00 p.m.

DUBLIN DEATH PATROL is scheduled to perform at the Hard Rock Live in Mexico City on Sunday, March 9. The concert will also serve as a listening party for TESTAMENT's forthcoming album, "The Formation of Damnation", which is scheduled for release in North America on April 29 via Nuclear Blast Records.

DUBLIN DEATH PATROL's debut album, "DDP 4 Life", is available now on Godfodder Records.

DUBLIN DEATH PATROL's lineup is as follows:

Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT, RAMPAGE, GUILT) - Vocals
Steve "Zetro" Souza (LEGACY, EXODUS) - Vocals
Andy Billy (SACRED DOG, RAMPAGE, GUILT) - Guitar
Greg Bustamante (RAMPAGE) - Guitar
Steve Robello (OUT OF CONTROL) - Guitar
Willy Langenhuizen (RAMPAGE, LAAZ ROCKIT) - Bass
John Souza - Bass
Danny Cunningham - Drums
Troy Luccketta (TESLA) - Drums
Eddie Billy - Bass

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Tesla Schedule More Shows

TESLA has scheduled the following tour dates:

Feb. 01 - Seattle, WA - Showbox At The Market
Feb. 02 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Feb. 05 - Spokane, WA - Big Easy Concert House
Feb. 06 - Boise, ID - Big Easy Concert House
Feb. 08 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Feb. 09 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
Feb. 10 - Redding, CA - Redding Convention Center
Feb. 13 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Feb. 14 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
Feb. 16 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
Feb. 17 - Wichita, KS - The Cotillion
Feb. 19 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
Feb. 20 - West Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
Feb. 22 - Saint Paul, MN - Myth
Feb. 24 - Williamsville, NY - Club Infinity
Feb. 25 - Providence, RI - Dunkin' Donuts Center
Feb. 27 - Greensburg, PA - Palace Theatre
Feb. 28 - Columbus, OH - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
Mar. 01 - Fort Wayne, IN - Piere's
Mar. 02 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's

TESLA recently released a new seven-track iTunes digital-download exclusive EP called "A Peace of Time". According to the group, the EP is a "seven-song taste of music that was recorded live in the studio and features recordings of TESLA's own songs in a different fashion as well as a few covers that we love. Set to be released for the holiday season, there is a recording of the Christmas classic 'Silent Night' and alternate recordings of TESLA classics."

"A Peace of Time" track listing:

01. I Love You (CLIMAX BLUES BAND)
02. Everything I Own (BREAD)
03. Signs (FIVE MAN ELECTRICAL BAND)
04. The Way It Is
05. What You Give
06. I'd Love To Change The World (TEN YEARS AFTER)
07. Silent Night (acoustic solo)

TESLA's video for its cover of LED ZEPPELIN's "Thank You" can be viewed below. The song is the first single off TESLA's covers album, "Real to Reel", which was released on June 5, 2007 on the band's Tesla Electric Company Recordings (Ryko Distribution). More...

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Benefit Gig For Great White Fire Victims Announced

TESLA, STRYPER (with a special guest appearance by Tom Scholz of BOSTON), Aaron Lewis (STAIND), Eric Martin (MR. BIG) and Carmine Appice's SLAM (a drum thing) are among the confirmed performers at a benefit concert for the victims of the February 20, 2003 nightclub fire, which claimed 100 lives, seriously injured 200 others, and left 65 children without one or both parents.

The show will take place on Monday, February 25, 2008 at the Dunkin Donut Center in Providence, Rhode Island. All proceeds from ticket sales and charity auctions benefit the Station Family Fund, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization founded by survivors of the Station nightclub fire. They are committed to providing survivor relief, including costs of ongoing treatment and rehabilitation.

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Bands Confirmed For Sweden Rock Festival

JUDAS PRIEST, SAXON, CARCASS and AT THE GATES are among the bands that have been confirmed for next year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7, 2008 in in Sölvesborg, Sweden.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

JUDAS PRIEST (UK) (Headliner)
BLUE ÖYSTER CULT (US)
SAXON (UK)
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA (UK)
TESLA (US)
AT THE GATES (S)
DERRINGER BAND (US)
HAVANA BLACK (FIN)
THE BLUES BAND (UK)
MINISTRY (US)
CARCASS (UK)
COHEED & CAMBRIA (US)
HENSLEY/LAWTON & LIVE FIRE (UK)
DARE (UK)
ULI JON ROTH (S)
SHAKIN' STREET (FR)
GOTTHARD (CH)
MUSTASCH (S)
SABATON (S)
BONAFIDE (S)
LIZZY BORDEN (US)
AXEWITCH (S)
ASTRAL DOORS (S)
AVATAR (S)
VOLBEAT (DK)
NEGATIVE (FIN)

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Tesla Announce New U.S. Dates

Veteran California rockers TESLA have scheduled the following 2008 dates:

Feb. 01 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
Feb. 02 - Portland, OR - Roseland
Feb. 05 - Spokane, WA - The Big Easy
Feb. 06 - Boise, ID - The Big Easy
Feb. 08 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
Feb. 09 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Theatre
Feb. 10 - Redding, CA - Redding Convention Center
Feb. 13 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Feb. 14 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
Feb. 16 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
Feb. 17 - Wichita, KS - Cotillion Ballroom
Feb. 19 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
Feb. 20 - West Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom More...

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Dublin Death Patrol Announce Mexico City Show

DUBLIN DEATH PATROL (DDP) — the new band featuring TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy and former EXODUS vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza — has scheduled a concert at Hard Rock Live in Mexico City, Mexico on January 28, 2008.

Fan-filmed video footage of DUBLIN DEATH PATROL (DDP) performing at the Underworld in London, England on June 18, 2007 can be viewed below.

DUBLIN DEATH PATROL made its live debut on June 3, 2007 at The Galaxy in Santa Ana, California. Check out photos of the concert at DirtJunior.com.

DUBLIN DEATH PATROL's debut album, "DDP 4 Life", is available now on Godfodder Records.

DUBLIN DEATH PATROL's lineup is as follows:

Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT, RAMPAGE, GUILT) - Vocals
Steve "Zetro" Souza (LEGACY, EXODUS) - Vocals
Andy Billy (SACRED DOG, RAMPAGE, GUILT) - Guitar
Greg Bustamante (RAMPAGE) - Guitar
Steve Robello (OUT OF CONTROL) - Guitar
Phil Demmel (MACHINE HEAD, VIO-LENCE, DEATH PENALTY, METAL WARRIOR) - Guitar
Willy Langenhuizen (RAMPAGE, LAAZ ROCKIT) - Bass
John Souza - Bass
Danny Cunningham - Drums
Troy Luccketta (TESLA) - Drums
Eddie Billy - Bass More...

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Tesla Announce First World Tour In 16 Years

California-based rockers TESLA have confirmed their first world tour in 16 years as they plan to hit Europe, Japan and Australia in October/November. Dates in support of their new covers album, Real To Reel, are as follows:

October
18 - Sydney Australia - Forum
19 - Melbourne Australia - Hifi
21 - Tokyo Japan - Loud Park
24 - Amsterdam Holland - Paradiso
25 - Vossalaar Belguim- Biebob
27 - Copenhagen Denmark - Vega Jnr
28 - ochum Germany - Matrix
30 - Aschaffenburg Germany - Colos-Saal
31 - Pratteln Switzerland - Z7

November
2 - Barcelona Spain - Apolo
3 - Madrid Spain - Arena
5 - London England - Islington Academy
6 - Glasgow Scotland - Garage
8 - Nottingham England - Rock City
9 - Dudley England - JB's
10 - Minehead England - Hard Rock Hell Festival

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Tesla Announce More Tour Dates

California-based rockers TESLA have updated their 2007 tour schedule.

Upcoming Tesla dates currently include:

August
28 - Lupos - Providence, RI
30 - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom - Hampton, NH
31 - Northern Lights - Clifton Park, NY

September
2 - Chevrolet Court - Syracuse, NY
4 - The Avalon - Boston, MA
6 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
8 - Cherokee Amphitheater - Cherokee, NC
10 - House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
11 - House Of Blues - Chicago, IL
13 - Nokia Theater - New York City, NY
14 - Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
15 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Virginia Beach, VA
17 - House Of Blues - Cherry Grove Beach, SC
19 - House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA
20 - La Zona Rosa - Austin, TX

As previously reported, Tesla are confirmed for the Loudpark 07 Festival, which will take place October 20th - 21st at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama City, Japan

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Tesla Announce More Tour Dates

TESLA have added four more U.S. shows (Boston, Sayreville, New York City and Baltimore) to their upcoming tour itinerary. Here are the confirmed dates:

July 20 - Fond du Lac, WI - Fond du Lac County Fair
July 27 - Salt Lake City, UT - Great Saltair
July 28 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
Aug. 17 - Sacramento, CA - Cal Expo
Aug. 28 - Providence, RI - Lupos
Aug. 30 - Hampton, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Aug. 31 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
Sept. 2 - Syracuse, NY - Chevrolet Court
Sept. 4 - Boston, MA - The Avalon
Sept. 6 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Sept. 8 - Cherokee, NC - Cherokee Amphitheater
Sept. 13 - New York City, NY - Nokia Theater
Sept. 14 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
Sept. 15 - Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sept. 19 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
Sept. 20 - Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa

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Dublin Death Patrol Footage From London Posted

Fan-filmed video footage of DUBLIN DEATH PATROL (DDP) — the new band featuring TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy and former EXODUS vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza — performing at the Underworld in London, England on June 18, 2007 has been posted at YouTube.

DUBLIN DEATH PATROL made its live debut on June 3 at The Galaxy in Santa Ana, California. Check out photos of the concert at DirtJunior.com.

DUBLIN DEATH PATROL's debut album, "DDP 4 Life", is available now on Godfodder Records.

DUBLIN DEATH PATROL's lineup is as follows:

Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT, RAMPAGE, GUILT) - Vocals
Steve "Zetro" Souza (LEGACY, EXODUS) - Vocals
Andy Billy (SACRED DOG, RAMPAGE, GUILT) - Guitar
Greg Bustamante (RAMPAGE) - Guitar
Steve Robello (OUT OF CONTROL) - Guitar
Phil Demmel (MACHINE HEAD, VIO-LENCE, DEATH PENALTY, METAL WARRIOR) - Guitar
Willy Langenhuizen (RAMPAGE, LAAZ ROCKIT) - Bass
John Souza - Bass
Danny Cunningham - Drums
Troy Luccketta (TESLA) - Drums
Eddie Billy - Bass More...

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Tesla Bassist Issues Update

TESLA bassist Brian Wheat has issued the following update:

"Just got back from Europe. It was the first time we've been back since 1991. The reception was off the hook.

"Not knowing what to expect, we got to London and the crowd was fucking amazing. They were one of the loudest crowds ever in the history of TESLA playing shows for 20 years. The fans there we talked to backstage and on the street were so happy to see us back and it made us feel very overwhelmed with joy.

"Next day we were off to Holland to play Plato and again it was off the hook. We played to a jam-packed 700-seat; hot and sweaty rock and roll in your face and again very loud crowd. And the reception again was overwhelming. Got to meet our new Dutch brother Cornelius.

"Next day it was off to the Arrow fest classic rock festival with AEROSMITH, SCORPIONS, THIN LIZZY, THE DOORS and STEVE VAI, plus many more acts. We were the first act on the bill so we didn't know what to expect but guess what? The place was packed. We played a blazing one-hour set and the crowd response was amazing.

"Then we finally got to meet the one and only crazy man Rudolf Heinz and his partner Gabriel from the Bold Brothers, these guys are the coolest. TESLA wants to give them a big thank you for taking a chance and bringing TESLA back to Holland.

"Overall this was a great trip and there is a European tour being planned for the fall with our English super-agent Steve Strange. Now we are back in the States ready to kick ass and play some more killer shows."

Video footage of TESLA performing a cover of UFO's "Rock Bottom" at the Best Buy store in Phoenix, Arizona on June 5, 2007 has been posted at YouTube.

Capital Chaos TV has posted video footage of TESLA performing the TRAFFIC classic "Dear Mr. Fantasy" during their free CD-release show on May 31, 2007 at the Cesar Chavez Park in downtown Sacramento, California. Watch the clip at YouTube. More...

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Tesla Announce Summer Tour Dates, Free Show

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 Café, 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 Café 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 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" (FOX), 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 head to Best Buy (2727 W. Thunderbird Rd.) for an in-store performance at 4pm. 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.

Here are the confirmed tour dates with stops in Chicago, Boston, New York, Baltimore, San Francisco and many other cities to be added in the coming weeks: More...

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Tesla Announce Live Dates For California

TESLA have updated their summer tour schedule. It is now as follows:

June
7 - Wells Fargo Center for the Arts - Santa Rosa, CA
8 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
9 - House of Blues Sunset Strip - West Hollywood, CA
11 - House of Blues San Diego - San Diego, CA
14 - House of Blues Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV
29 - Plato - Helmond, The Netherlands

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Tesla Fire Victims Benefit Concert A Success

The following is a report from the Station Family Fund:

Rock veterans Tesla headlined a sold out show this past Friday evening (February 25, 2005) at the Providence Performing Arts Center which benefited survivors of the West Warwick Station nightclub fire of two years ago.

The Station Family Fund, a non-profit organization founded by fire survivors and The Wake Up To Love foundation hosted the event which also featured platinum selling recording artists Shinedown and rock legends Pat Travers and Carmine Appice of the band Vanilla Fudge. Local favorites Mars Hill also appeared. All performers and road crews donated their time and performances.

Station Family Fund Vice President Todd King beamed while looking upon the sellout crowd, which included 300-plus survivors and family members of victims. "The rock community really came together tonight," King said. "So many people helped us make this night happen." King was quick to point out the continued amazing support of local radio station WHJY and its morning DJ Paul Fuller who emceed the event, as well as many local business that donated goods and services. "There are so many people we need to thank: Valley Transportation; The Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express who donated rooms for the performers; East Coast Lighting and Scorpio Sound donated their talents; Jonathan Bell of GT Law paid for all the flights; Three Leaf Design and Graphic Innovations gave their expertise in promotions; Rudy Heater, John Shenk and the Rainbow Foundation, Premier Party Planners, Stephanie Niewola for catering the event; Melodic Rock, Rock is Life, Find RI and Metal Sludge for helping us get the word out; The Providence Phoenix and WBRU for promoting the concert. All were vital to our success.

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Cage To Support Scorpions & Tesla In LA

San Diego, California based heavy metal band Cage have been selected to support the Scorpions and Tesla at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, California on Friday November 26 and Saturday, November 27, 2004.

Cage will once again play the outdoors Sirius Satellite Radio Showcase Stage from 6:45pm-7:30pm for a 45 minute set of pure American heavy metal thunder.

Cage previously was invited to open up for Iron Maiden and Arch Enemy at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, California on Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31, 2004.

Cage recently returned from playing a triumpant show on November 13 at the 2004 Monterrey Metal Fest in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico alongside Twisted Sister, Dio, Quiet Riot, Dokken, Hatebreed and Shaman.

Cage's last cd, "Darker Than Black," has received incredible worldwide praise from the metal press and fans.

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Scorpions Ready For Mixed Crowds On Tour

The Scorpions kick off a U.S. tour Thursday (Oct. 21) in support of their latest album, which is called "Unbreakable", at the Everett Events Center in Everett, Washington. The dates also feature Tesla and Keith Emerson, and the Scorpions are expecting to see a wide age range in the audience. Singer Klaus Meine told Launch Radio Networks that the band's recent North American tours have drawn fans from two generations: "It was not only the fans who grew up with our music in the '80s, but there were a lot of kids, also — like, 16-, 17-, 18-year-olds — singing 'Blackout' and 'Rock You Like A Hurricane'. And it was just great to see that our music obviously has the power to cross over to a new generation."

The Scorpions/Tesla/Keith Emerson package has shows scheduled through December 5 in Reno, Nevada, and more dates are likely to be added, including an East Coast run.

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Tesla Guitarist To Rejoin Band For Scorpions Tour

Tesla guitarist Tommy Skeoch will be rejoining the group for their upcoming tour with the Scorpions, which is scheduled to kick off October 21. "We would like to thank all of our fans for their tremendous show of support during the last few months," the band write on their web site. "We'd also like to extend a special thanks to Scott Johnson for filling in during Tommy's absence."

Skeoch had temporarily left the group in early July in order to enter an undisclosed facility to seek treatment for addiction.

A complete list of confirmed tour dates for the Scorpions/Tesla tour can be found at this location.

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