Legendary Rockers TESLA Release Double LP ‘Real To Reel Vol I’ for Record Store Day!



The legendary and iconic rock band TESLA proudly announces the release of a limited edition, double LP, Real to Reel Vol I, that is set to hit the shelves on Record Store Day, April 20, 2024.

Originally released on June 5, 2007, Real to Reel Vol I is a cover song studio album that pays homage to classic rock tunes from the late 1960s and early 1970s. TESLA brings their unique touch to these iconic tracks, recorded using analog tape and vintage equipment, with a dedication to preserving the raw, authentic sound of the era. The album showcases the band’s exceptional talent, captured in a live in studio setting, without the use of pro tools or an automated mixing console. The record was mixed by hand, sometimes with 6 hands on the mixing console at one time. Remarkably, TESLA accomplished the recording of 25 songs in just 30 days, working tirelessly from 10 am to midnight, pausing only for dinner.

Real to Reel Vol I was the first album released under the band’s TESLA ELECTRIC COMPANY RECORDINGS. Limited to just 1500 copies, the double LP will be available in a striking clear red vinyl, adding a visually stunning element to the auditory experience.

TESLA’s Real to Reel Vol I promises to be a collector’s item, offering fans a rare opportunity to own a piece of the band’s history in a format celebrated by music enthusiasts worldwide. Make sure to mark April 20, 2024, on your calendars and head to your nearest record store to secure your copy of this iconic release.





1. Space Truckin’ (Deep Purple – 1972)

2. Walk Away (The James Gang -1971)

3. Hand Me Down World (The Guess Who – 1970)

4. Bad Reputation (Thin Lizzy – 1977)

5. Thank You (Led Zeppelin – 1969)

6. I’ve Got A Feeling (The Beatles – 1970)

7. Day of the Eagle (Robin Trower – 1974)

8. Ball of Confusion (The Temptations – 1970)

9. Rock Bottom (UFO – 1974)

10. Stealin’ (Uriah Heep – 1973)

11. Bell Bottom Blues (Derek and the Dominos – 1970)

12. Honky Tonk Women (The Rolling Stones – 1969)

13. Dear Mr. Fantasy (Traffic – 1967)



Tesla also announced their highly anticipated tour dates for 2024. Titled the “Keepin’ It Real” Tour, this electrifying musical journey promises to captivate audiences with their signature sound and unparalleled stage presence.

Tickets for the “Keepin’ It Real” Tour are available for purchase HERE



Tesla Tour Dates 2024

May 11 @ 4 Bears Casino in New Town , ND
May 29 @ Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, CO
May 31 @ House of Blues in Dallas , TX
Jun 1 @ House of Blues in Dallas, TX
Jun 4 @ ACL Live at Moody Theater in Austin , TX
Jun 5 @ Aztec Theatre in San Antonio , TX
Jun 7 @ House of Blues in Houston, TX
Jun 8 @ The Fillmore in New Orleans , LA
Jun 11 @ Mission Ballroom in Denver, CO
Jun 13 @ Peppermill Concert Hall in Wendover , NV
Jun 14 @ Peppermill Concert Hall in Wendover , NV
Jun 16 @ Harrah’s Resort SoCal – The Events Center in Valley Center , CA
Jun 17 @ Mesa Arts Center in Mesa , AZ
Jul 19 @ The Mill in Terre Haute , IN
Jul 20 @ Beaver Dam Amphitheater in Beaver Dam , KY ROCK the DAM
Jul 22 @ The Truman in Kansas City , MO
Jul 25 @ Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort in Worley, ID
Jul 27 @ Canyon County Fair in Caldwell, ID
Aug 24 @ New Barn Theatre in Mt Vernon , KY
Aug 25 @ Mountain Music Festival in Gatlinburg, TN
Sep 20 @ Hard Rock Live in Gary , Indiana
Sep 24 @ GLC Live at 20 Monroe in Grand Rapids , MI
Sep 25 @ Foellinger Theatre in Fort Wayne , IN
Sep 27 @ Hollywood Casino at The Meadows in Washington , PA
Nov 9 @ Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, CA



That they are still roaring and soaring should be no surprise. That’s just how they are built. TESLA may have been born in the mid-80s, but their bluesy, soulful sound is strongly embedded in the roots of organic, authentic, 1970s rock and roll. The same roots that produced bands like Bad CompanyGrand Funk RailroadAC/DCLynyrd SkynyrdLed Zeppelin and Aerosmith.

The ground started shaking in Sacramento, CA, in 1984; gold country that would soon be producing some platinum. They started out as City Kidd, until a suggested name change to TESLA, honoring the eccentric inventor Nikola Tesla who pioneered all things electrical. Their 1986 platinum debut album, Mechanical Resonance, included Top 40 hits “Modern Day Cowboy” and “Little Suzi.” 1989’s double-platinum The Great Radio Controversy included hits “Heaven’s Trail (No Way Out)” and “Love Song”. Suddenly, TESLA, who had been touring with bands such as Def Leppard and David Lee Roth, earned headlining status. In 1990, TESLA helped reshape the face of modern rock music by stripping down to the Five Man Acoustical Jam, an informal collection of their biggest hits peppered with rock and roll classics by the BeatlesStones, and others. This album produced their biggest hit single to date, a cover of Five Man Electrical Band’s “Signs.” Other 90s albums from TESLA include platinum selling Psychotic Supper and Bust a Nut. The band continues to record and release material including 9 new albums since 2000.

TESLA’s legacy is alive and well as they continue to record and sell out venues all over the world. As comfortable, rugged, and dependable as your favorite pair of boots, they endure. TESLA is a celebration of the greatest spirits of rock and roll.

Vocals: Jeff Keith
Guitar: Frank Hannon
Bass: Brian Wheat
Guitar: Dave Rude
Drums: Steve Brown





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