They stole Belfast’s hearts when they opened for Def Leppard for two night’s in the Ulster Hall and since then the affection for Tesla in these necks of the woods remains strong. Hence there will be general rejoicing that the band are finally releasing a new album (and with Phil Collen of the Lepps co-writing and producing). Below is the full press release and links for pre-order. Lead Single “SHOCK” Available Now for Streaming and Immediate Download with Album Preorder See TESLA on Tour Around the World Throughout 2019 Including UK Date At Iconic Download Festival

Image of the cover of rock band Tesla's new album Shock

London – January 18, 2019– The legendary American rock band TESLA will release their new studio album, SHOCK, worldwide on 8 March via UMC. The album is available now for preorder in CD, digital, black vinyl, and limited edition translucent blue vinyl formats; its electrifying lead single, ‘Shock,’ is available now for streaming and for immediate download with album preorder. Produced and co-written by Phil Collen (Def Leppard), SHOCKis TESLA’s eighth studio album. TESLA is actively touring across North America, Europe, and elsewhere around the globe throughout 2019, including a performance at Download Festival. Pre-order SHOCKand check out the album’s lead single, “Shock” here. One of the world’s most celebrated and enduring rock bands with a diehard, loyal fanbase, TESLA has enjoyed international chart, radio, and tour success for nearly 35 years, with global album sales topping 15 million. 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 eruption of leather, spandex and big hair, but this band has never been about those things. Their bluesy, soulful sound is strongly embedded in the roots of organic, authentic 1970s rock and roll. The same roots that produced bands like the Allman Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Aerosmith. TESLA’s legacy is alive and well as they continue to record and sellout venues all over the world. As worn in and comfortable as your favorite pair of jeans, as tough and dependable as your coolest leather jacket, TESLA endures because they are a celebration of the greatest spirits of rock and roll. TESLA is always ready to rock, and they invite everyone to join them with SHOCK.| TESLA is: Brian Wheat – Bass / Keyboards / Piano / Backing Vocals Frank Hannon – Guitars / Backing Vocals Jeff Keith – Lead Vocals Troy Luccketta – Drums / Percussion Dave Rude – Guitar / Backing Vocals TESLA:  SHOCK [CD; Vinyl LP; Digital] 1.  You Won’t Take Me Alive 2.  Taste Like 3.  We Can Rule The World 4.  Shock 5.  Love Is A Fire 6.  California Summer Song 7.  Forever Loving You 8.  The Mission 9.  Tied To The Tracks 10. Afterlife 11. I Want Everything 12. Comfort Zone