Tesla, California’s sensational hard rock, heavy metal, and blues rock artists are bringing their signature sounds to Florida Theater!
The band was formed in Sacramento in 1981 by bassist Brian Wheat and guitarist Frank Hannon. They initially called themselves City Kidd and recruited lead vocalist Jeff Keith, guitarist Tommy Skeoch, and drummer Troy Luccketta to complete the band’s line up. They decided to name themselves after Serbian inventor and electrical engineer Nikola Tesla due to another band already named City Kidd (and because their manager suggested it wasn’t a good one). Tommy left the band in 2006 and the present line up consists of Frank (lead guitar, bass, mandolin, keyboards, backing vocals), Brian (bass, keyboards, backing vocals), Jeff Keith (lead vocals), Troy Luccketta (drums, percussion), and Dave Rude (rhythm guitar, bass, backing vocals). They’ve had a stellar career with 7 studio albums (2 of which have been certified Platinum), 1 acoustic album, 2 tribute albums, 1 extended play, 5 live albums, 3 video albums, 27 singles, and they’ve sold 14 million records in the US alone. They’ve toured with many renowned bands and artists such as David Lee Roth, Alice Cooper, Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, and Poison. They’ve also performed at the Sweden Rock Festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, and Rocklahoma.
Don’t miss your chance to see these artists add a unique touch to blues, heavy metal rock, and hard rock music!