Rock Band Tesla Coming to the Peoria Civic Center

PEORIA- The American rock band Tesla plays at the Peoria Civic Center Theatre on Wednesday, April 22 at 8:00 pm. 


The band was formed in Sacramento, California in 1984. They started out as City Kidd until someone suggested they change their name in honor of eccentric inventor Nikola TESLA, who pioneered all things electrical. In 1996, the band disbanded, with members devoting themselves to individual projects. In 2000, they reformed with a sold-out hometown show at the Arco Arena in Sacramento. Their bluesy, soulful sound is strongly embedded in the roots of organic, authentic, 1970’s rock and roll. The same roots that produced bands like The Allman Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Aerosmith. 


2020 will mark the 30th anniversary of one of Tesla's most iconic albums, Five Man Acoustical Jam. The upcoming 2020 tour will feature performances of the most seminal tracks from this groundbreaking acoustic record. TESLA also visited the legendary London Recording studio Abbey Road in June 2019 where they performed and filmed a semi-acoustic set that became their next album “Five Man London Jam ''. The new record honors songs from the original live album combined with the wealth of hit songs they’ve crafted over their 30-year legacy.


Tickets for the Peoria show are on sale Friday, February 7 at 10:00 am. Tickets ranging from $45 to $65, can be purchased on or in person at the Toyota Box Office located inside the Peoria Civic Center.


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