M3 Rock Festival: featuring TESLA

Hard rockers TESLA set to headline Day 2 of festival

Posted on Monday, 21/04/2014
By:Kala Fryman

In only 4 days, the M3 Rock Festival is kicking off and bringing some of the biggest names in metal and rock to the Merriweather Post Pavilion.  The 2 day festival boasts non-overlapping stages and a festival village, so get ready to head bang and rock the weekend away!

Following Friday's kick off with Kix and Extreme, Saturday will bring Queensrÿche, Sebastian Bach and Femme Fatale to name a few for the main festival day.  Headlining Saturday will be TESLA, a multi-platinum selling hard rock band from Sacramento, California.  Since their beginning, TESLA has distinguished themselves  from the glam rock popular in the early 80s with their down to earth appeal and melodic songs.  Formed in 1985, TESLA gained popularity quickly after playing showcases around Los Angeles.  In 1986 TESLA recorded their debut album, Mechanical Resonance, with hits like "Modern Day Cowboy" and "Little Suzi" that eventually led the album to platinum status.  TESLA's popularity grew even more with their follow-up album, The Great Radio Controversy released in 1989.  The single "Heaven's Trail (No Way Out)" solified the band's reputation with hard rock audiences, while the power ballad "Love Song" had more commercial appeal.  Over the next 25 years, TESLA recorded 8 studio albums and toured extenstively, creating a die hard fan base while still attracting new and younger fans along the way.  Though the band broke up for about six years and faced lineup changes, they reformed in the early 2000s and have been going strong ever since.  If seeing TESLA this Saturday at M3 isn't enough of a rock fix for you, have no fear! The band's 9th studio album, Simplicity, is set to be released in June.  Described by lead guitarist Frank Hannon, Simplicity  is "pure TESLA and back to our roots." 

Don't miss the chance to see this classic band this Saturday, April 26th.  Check out http://m3rock.webs.com/ for more information and tickets.  

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