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Another Tour Announcement: STYX, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Tesla

STYX, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Tesla are going on tour together this summer. This is a good package, but I'm not sure all the individual fan groups necessarily cross-over, so it's a good chance for folks to see a new band live. STYX is a great live band and the headliner here. Should be fun. You going? Tickets on sale next Friday at Live Nation. 

May 30 - Irvine, CA - FivePoint Amphitheatre
Jun. 01 - Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion
Jun. 02 - Sacramento, CA - Toyota Amphitheatre
Jun. 04 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
Jun. 05 - Denver, CO – Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
Jun. 07 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
Jun. 09 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman
Jun. 10 - Dallas, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Jun. 12 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater
Jun. 13 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
Jun. 14 - Raleigh, NC - Costal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Jun. 16 - Atlanta, GA - Verizon Amphitheatre
Jun. 17 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Jun. 27 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Jun. 28 - Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheater
Jun. 29 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Jun. 30 - Hershey, PA - GIANT Center
Jul. 03 - Montreal, QUE. - Place Bell at Laval
Jul. 04 - Toronto, ONT. - Budweiser Stage
Jul. 06 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul. 07 - Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Jul. 08 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul. 10 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
Jul. 11 - Indianapolis, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Jul. 13 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Jul. 14 - Pittsburgh, PA - KeyBank Pavilion
Jul. 15 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center

Reader Comments (20)

Well, at least there’s one legit Rock & Roll Hall of Fame act on the bill.
February 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Really glad this is not coming near me - I would have a hard time not going to see TESLA.

Last year I spent way too much $$ to see 35 minutes of TESLA, but at least enjoyed the other bands on bill.

This year's package I would not be inclined stick around after TESLA for the other bands.
February 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike
It is starting to feel like, every summer, there are six or so major(-ish) bands touring and twelve or so supporting acts. Every year, they throw names into a bucket, reach in, and--voila!--you have a tour.

And I say that as a person who will, yet again, be catching Steve Miller and Peter Frampton this summer. If it ain't broke . . .
February 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHim
I've seen all 3 at the Dodge County Fair in Beaver Dam, WI, in back to back to back years 2009 - 2011. Entry to the fair, I think was $10, maybe $15 since we wanted GA and not track seats. :) So they finally are together and hitting the big city ?!?!

Honestly, Tesla makes no sense being the opener for these 2. And it sucks, because that keeps them doing 6-8 song opening gig rotation. Signs, Love Song, Modern Day, Heaven's Trail, etc.. BOOOO ! Yes the classic rockers in the audience listening to Styx will be like oh yeah... Tesla, they kind of rock !

It gets preached on here to go see your bands live before they are gone ? Well not if its the same schtick (ALA - Bret and Posion). These groups are celebrating anniversary's of incredible albums that should be played live for the first time ? Or the first time since ?

Just incredibly the wrong opener for Styx/Joan Jett. Both sides of this deserve better. Was Kansas busy ? :)
February 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
I've been noticing that for a couple years as well Him. I've went to see a few of those tours, and it is a fun time and it tends to sell really well. It does kinda feel like they throw Def Leppard, Styx, Tesla, Journey, Steve Miller, and a handful of other bands into a hat and just combine the bands and make em tour. Its kinda lazy and they're not usually promoting new stuff, but it works to a certain degree and people are gonna buy the ticket if it's a stacked bill playing their greatest hits.
That being said I'll go see Poison/Cheap Trick and maybe Def Leppard/Journey because I know it'll be a fun show. I'll pass on this one though, I have no desire to see Styx.
February 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDj
Yeah, and I’m counting the minutes until TeslUGH! is finally gone!

DJ! I will also be seeing those shows! Back to back double bills that are actually GOOD!
February 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Was REO Speedwagon Rolling With The Changes and otherwise detained for this go round??
February 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGary
TeslUGH still keeps on joining these super bands on tour. I think you'll be counting alot of minutes before their ride is done. Still rocking, still putting out music, still doing house shows and arenas. So sorry, Frankie pissed in your cheerios or slept with your sister. But get over it, you are in a very, very slim minority.
February 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
years ago...someone in the know...asked me...How can you like Cinderella and not Tesla?

Farn: I'm still baffled.
February 15, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
TESLA rules. That is all.
February 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike
Damn, Tesla should be the Headliner or Atleast 2nd Band! They kick major ass. Great dudes also. Hung out with JK and Frank Hannon in MOR cruise. Down to earth and very personable. Hannon bought me and my Lady shots, alot of shots!!!! Shame THE MIGHTY TESLA will only get 40 minutes. Their catalogue is extensive!!!!
February 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJack T Ripper
Minority, Shminority, why do you think they call it LCD (Lowest Common Denominator)? Mediocrity knows safety in numbers as much as excellence ...

Rush, REO Sh*twagon, Jourmey, Styx, Triumph, INXS, Pearl Spam, Joe Buttanomma, TeslUGH!, Eddie Chump = BAD

Beatles, Zeppelin, Stones, Who, Kinks, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Cheap Trick, Guns N‘ Roses, Motlëy Crüe, Poison, Cinderella, RATT, Dokken, KIX, Wildside, Junkyard, Bulletboys, Roxx Gang, Vain, Dokken, L.A. Guns, The Cult, Nirvana, Sex Pistols, Ramones, The Damned, The Dickies, Crash Diet, Lester Bangs = GOOD

As I’ve said before, aside from TeslUGH’s slim catalogue (4 1/2 tunes) of decent but predictable “songs”, my complaints about them has nothing to do with me. You can disrespect me all you want but as soon as you mistreat others — audience members, people in the service industry, act like a self entitled a*shole when people in the REAL world have barely heard of you, you can kindly f*ck off ..

Incident 1: I witnessed Hammon interrupt a maitré d in the Sushi restaurant on the first Shiprocked! (before they f*cked that up — well, except for having TeslUGH! on it!) to ask if he could be seated at another table “because I’m a musician and I might be seen in the window” ...

Meanwhile, Vince Neil and Dana Strum come in with their dates, SEAT THEMSELVES by the window and could care less as people are walking by, fans going on about their business, heading to the next show. No one’s gawking or stopping at the window or anything.

But, oh no, Hammon’s a VIP, interrupts the maitré d seating other guests ... Just f*cking move to a different table yourself, a*shole. The frickin’ restaurant’s half empty and the maitré d’a busy with other customers, otherwise known as regular people!

BTW, a year later, on the first MORC, Hammon ACTUALLY tried to buy me drinks as I was hanging with the promoters at the upper deck outside bar. I POLITELY excused myself to have a drink with Chip Z’Nuff and Eric Brittingham, “musicians” who are COOL!

Incident 2: Faster Pussycat were well into their set playing the aft lounge a couple of years later on a MORC. The place was packed to the gills and in saunters Jeff Kieth with two security people and has them force audience members to move out of the way so his royal highness can get a better view. What a TOOL!

But, hey, at least TeslUGH! is good for two things — I can take naps in my stateroom or stay drinking on the VIP deck and skip seeing them whenever they’re playing. The other good thing is I get a read out on people who actually like these frickin’ borefests.
February 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Metalboy. I believe you could have written “couldn’t care less” to better illustrate your point. If Vince Neil “could care less” he and Dana as a result of having the ability to care less; care about where they are seated.

Thank you for accepting this suggestion.
February 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAmerican Orator
Metalboy's argument lost any credibility the second he proclaimed that Nirvana was good
February 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike
Point taken, American Orator. I stand corrected, except when it comes to Nirvana, Mike!

I forgot some others that belong in the GOOD pile ...

AC/DC, Aerosmith (nothing after “Draw the Line”, except 5 songs), Judas Priest, KISS, Bad Company, Starz, New York Dolls, Alice In Chains, Accept, Great White, Kingdom Come, Lizzy Borden, Dirty Looks, Dangerous Toys, Hardcore Superstar.

And a few more for the BAD pile. Though there are SO many more, I have a hard time thinking of them as my brain just blocks them out ... Loserboy, Mr. Small, Extreme, Dave Mathpews, Food Biters.
February 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Oh, and let’s not forget that lil’ ol’ band from Texas, ZZ Top, Motörhead, Saxon, Metallica, David Bowie, Mott The Hoople, Generation X, The Runaways, Blondie, The Stranglers all go in the GOOD pile, naturally!

And Iron Maiden into the BAD!
February 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I'm wondering if Metalboy! can help clear something up for me?

Frank Hannon asks a maitré d to be seated at a different table and he's automatically a self-entitled asshole. But the very same Frank Hannon tries to buy you drinks and you excuse yourself to leave? It sounds like Frank was trying to be cool there, so you can't have it both ways.

Everyone can have a bad day or bad moment, especially a rock musician over the course of a 30+ year career. Nobody can be "on" 24/7 with every single fan in ever single social situation.

BTW - thanks for publishing that definitive list of which bands are "good" and which bands are "bad". I will adjust my CD collection and playlist accordingly.
February 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKen
Not sure 🤔 what METAL boy is talking about! I was on a bunch of those cruises 🚢 and Hannon, JK and the rest of Tesla were always complete gentleman. Maybe, Hannon just wanted to enjoy his dinner quietly and alone. Maybe he was feeling under the weather. Nice of him to ask politely to be moved and not be that guy that just does what he wants. He bought me shots, numerous shots. JK is always the best!!!! Tesla, I don’t think have 1 bad song. Even B side last track, all kick ass. Maybe it’s something else why Metal boy feels such despise towards TESLA. I guess we will never know.
February 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJACK T Ripper
Metalboy!, I ask this with all due respect: did you just get back from Blotz's house?

And you can't rip on both great trios from Canada at the same time. Just not cool. In the words of those deep thinkers, the McKenzie Brothers: "Take Off, Eh!"
February 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHim
Dilly dilly
February 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBadland

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