TESLA singer Jeff Keith assures fans the band have no plans to retire
In just a matter of days since KIX retired from playing live, TESLA singer Jeff Keith was asked by Dawn Osborne of TotalRock if there were any plans for him and his bandmates to one day retire. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Hey, as long as my voice is holding up and everybody’s doing good, we’re gonna keep it up and go as long as we can.
“I was sad to hear about KIX throwing in the towel or whatever you wanna call it, hanging the boots up, but TESLA, we’re these boots were made for walking, and that’s just what we’ll do — rocking. [Laughs] Not walking, rocking.”
He added: “You never know how long things are gonna go. We’re just having fun making records, writing songs from the heart. And you just don’t think about how long is it gonna last. And it’s still working. We’re still having a blast. And so we’re very fortunate for that.”
Asked if the songwriting process in TESLA is still the same as it was when the band first started four decades ago, Jeff said: “Yeah, it’s still writing songs from the heart. For me, I think about, ‘Yeah, make sure — on my vocal range, make sure it’s in the right key.’ Because back in the day, in the late ’80s and stuff, in the early ’90s, sometimes I’d get my melody up there, and then next you know, when we play live, I’ve gotta tune down a little bit. So I try to keep things more in my vocal range but still having fun writing from the heart.”
Earlier this month, TESLA unveiled the official music video for their rendition of AEROSMITH‘s “S.O.S. (Too Bad).” This track serves as a bonus inclusion on TESLA‘s live album titled “Full Throttle Live!” which made its debut this past May. The album encompasses a range of songs, including the band’s hit single “Time To Rock!” and other remarkable tunes. All these performances were recorded in August 2022 at the iconic Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, South Dakota.
In a noteworthy development, back in September 2021, TESLA‘s drummer, Troy Luccketta, shared his decision to take a temporary break from touring to spend quality time with his family and friends. Stepping into his drumming shoes for TESLA‘s live shows has been none other than Steve Brown, who happens to be the younger sibling of the former DOKKEN drummer, Mick Brown.
Responding to an overwhelming demand from their devoted fans, TESLA has expanded their residency at the House Of Blues, located within the Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The addition of five new show dates is set to commence on Friday, September 29, promising even more electrifying performances for their enthusiastic audience.