Exclusive: TESLA Premier Video “Save That Goodness” Featuring DEF LEPPARD’s PHIL COLLEN

August 25, 2016, 7 years ago

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Exclusive: TESLA Premier Video “Save That Goodness” Featuring DEF LEPPARD’s PHIL COLLEN

Tesla are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Mechanical Resonance in style with a live recording of their classic multi-Platinum album entitled Mechanical Resonance, Live! The live album also includes the single “Save That Goodness”, written and produced by Phil Collen of Def Leppard. Mechanical Resonance, Live! is due for release on August 26th and comes out in conjunction with Tesla’s US summer tour opening for Def Leppard. BraveWords is excited to premier this brand new single, with the “Save That Goodness” video which can be viewed below. Those who preorder the live album on iTunes receive “Save That Goodness” as an instant grat track.

Guitarist Frank Hannon comments on the video: “Our new video for ‘Save That Goodness’ captures the essence of the song...it's a feel good message with a hint of spirituality. Tesla the band is having a great time with our new friend and vocalist Debbi Blackwell, while performing with our old friend Phil Collen. The location glues it all together in a turn of the century classic chapel that conveys an old time feeling of gospel, while the band has fun playing new rock and roll and blending the two."

Says Hannon about Mechanical Resonance, Live!: “30 years later and the songs on our first album still rock! Making this new live album of Mechanical Resonance was a reminder of the innocence and creative beginnings of Tesla.”

Adds Brian Wheat, "It was a lot of fun to re-visit some of the songs we hadn't played in decades and had a great time recording it. "

Over the course of their 30 year career, which started in 1986, the iconic Sacramento melodic hard rock quintet - Frank Hannon [guitar], Brian Wheat [bass], Jeff Keith [lead vocals], Troy Luccketta [drums], and Dave Rude [guitar] - has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and played to sold out crowds across the globe, their three albums that followed Mechanical Resonance all went multi-Platinum in the US. To say Tesla live is absolutely bombastic is an understatement, they are a hard rock band to beat all hard rock bands.

The 21st century has become something of a renaissance for Tesla. Most recently, 2014’s Simplicity bowed at #14 on the Billboard Top 200. The group ignited ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! in addition to scorching stages at festivals such as Rocklahoma, Graspop Metal Meeting, and Sweden Rock Festival as well as the cruise Monsters of Rock. As they prepare to cut their ninth full-length album with Phil Collen in the producer’s chair, Tesla takes another monumental leap forward as they glance back on Mechanical Resonance, Live!

Mechanical Resonance, Live! tracklisting:

“Rock Me To The Top”
“Ez Come Ez Go”
“Gettin’ Better”
“Comin’ Atcha Live”
“Before My Eyes”
“2 Late 4 Love”
“We’re No Good Together”
“Love Me”
“Cover Queen”
“Lil Suzie”
“Modern Day Cowboy”
“Save That Goodness” (Studio Track)

Tour dates:

26 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
27 - ST. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
29 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
31 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake PAC

14 - Billings, MT - Metra Park
16 - Salk Lake City, UT - USANA Ampitheater
17 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
19 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
20 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
22 - Irvine, CA - Irvine Meadows Amphitheater
24 - Sacramento, CA - Toyota Amphitheater (no Tesla)
25 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater
28 - Boise, ID - Taco Bell Arena
30 - Eugene, OR - Matthew Knight Arena

1 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
4 - Omaha,NE - CenturyLink Center
5 - Minneapolis, MN - Xcel Center
7 - La Crosse, WI - La Crosse Center Arena
8 - Toledo, OH - Huntington Center
10 - Cedar Rapids, IA - U.S. Cellular Center

(Photo by: Ross Halfin)

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