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TESLA have updated their summer tour schedule. It is now as follows:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
German hard rock veterans Scorpions have released the complete itinerary for their upcoming U.S. tour. Support on the trek will come from Tesla and Keith Emerson. The dates are as follows:
Oct. 21 - Seattle, WA (Everett) @ @ Arena
Oct. 23 - Portland, OR @ Coliseum
Oct. 24 - Boise, ID @ Bank Of America Center
Oct. 26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ E Center
Oct. 27 - Denver, CO @ Magness Aud / World
Oct. 29 - Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
Oct. 30 - Detroit, MI @ Cobo Hall
Oct. 31 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel
Nov. 03 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ Five Seasons
Nov. 04 - St Paul, MN @ Xcell
Nov. 06 - Green Bay, WI @ Brown County Arena
Nov. 07 - St Louis, MO @ Saviss Arena
Nov. 09 - Dallas , TX @ Next Stage
Nov. 10 - Houston, TX @ Reliant arena
Nov. 12 - Austin, TX @ Erwin Center
Nov. 13 - San Antonio, TX @ SBC Arena
Nov.14 - Hildago, TX @ The Dodge Arena
Nov. 16 - El Paso, TX @ UTEP
Nov. 17 - Albuquerque, NM @ Conv Center
Nov. 19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crickett Pavilion (outdoors)
Nov. 20 - Las Vegas, NV @ Alladin / Mandalay Bay
Nov. 21 - Tucson, AZ @ SW International Speedway on sale
Nov. 23 -San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena
Nov. 24 - Fresno, CA @ Savemart Arena
Nov. 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Universal Amph (2 firm)
Nov. 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ Universal Amph
Nov. 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Universal Amph (option)
Nov. 30 - Bakersfield, CA @ Centennial Arena
Nov. 01 - Sacremento, CA @ Arco Arena
Nov. 03 - San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
Dec. 04 - San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic
Dec. 05 - Reno, NV @ Lawler Pavilion
Scorpions are continuing to tour in support of their new album, "Unbreakable", which was released in the U.S. in June through Sanctuary Records. The CD was recorded at Peppermint Park Studio in Hannover, Germany and was mixed at Wisseloord studios in Hilversum, Holland. The band, who recently announced the addition of Polish bassist Pawel Maciwoda (Section 31, Urbanator) to their ranks, are also working on a DVD which should be released later in the year.
Support: Tesla / Keith Emerson
October, 21 2004 Seattle, WA (Everett) @ Arena
October, 23 2004 Portland, OR @ Coliseum
October, 24 2004 Boise, ID @ Bank Of America Center
October, 26 2004 Salt Lake City, UT @ E Center
October, 27 2004 Denver, CO @ Magness Aud / World
October, 29 2004 Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
October, 30 2004 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Hall
October, 31 2004 Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel
November, 3 2004 Cedar Rapids, IA @ Five Seasons
November, 4 2004 St Paul, MN @ Xcell
November, 6 2004 Green Bay, WI @ Brown County Arena
November, 7 2004 St Louis, MO @ Saviss Arena
November, 9 2004 Dallas ,TX @ Next Stage
November, 10 2004 Houston, TX @ reliant arena ??
November, 12 2004 Austin,TX @ Erwin Center
November, 13 2004 San Antonio, TX @ SBC Arena
November, 14 2004 Hildago,TX @ The Dodge Arena
November, 16 2004 El Paso,TX @ UTEP
November, 17 2004 Albuquerque, NM @ Conv Center
November, 19 2004 Phoenix, AZ @ Crickett Pavlion(outdoors)
November, 20 2004 Las Vegas NV @ Alladin / Mandalay Bay
November, 21 2004 Tucson, AZ @ SW International Speedway on sale
November, 23 2004 San Diego,CA @ Cox Arena
November, 24 2004 Fresno, CA @ Savemart Arena
November, 26 2004 Los Angeles, CA @ Universal Amph( 2 firm)
November, 27 2004 Los Angeles, CA @ Universal Amph
November, 28 2004 Los Angeles, CA @ Universal Amph (option)
November, 30 2004 Bakersfield,CA @ Centennial Arena
December, 1 2004 Sacremento,CA @ Arco Arena
December, 3 2004 San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
December, 4 2004 San Francisco ,CA @ Bill Graham Civic
December, 5 2004 Reno, NV @ Lawler Pavilion
Locobazooka 2004 is returning to the Fitchburg Municipal Airport this year for 2 full days of music lasting from September 25th through the 26th. Confirmed so far are the following artists:
...with more TBA.