TESLA performed a rockin’ show at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa on Thursday, January 19. Check out our photos courtesy of Mark Matson Photography for 98.7 The Shark.

Formed in 1981, TESLA is ranked at No. 22 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hair Metal. The group has sold 14 million albums in the United States. Their 1986 debut album Mechanical Resonance would eventually go platinum and nestled comfortably in the top 40. It produced the iconic hard rock hits, “Modern Day Cowboy” and “Little Suzi.” Today, Mechanical Resonance lives on as one of the most successful and acclaimed debuts of the era.

TESLA, who in 2020 celebrated the 30th anniversary of one of its most iconic albums, Five Man Acoustical Jam, has endured many of the same taste-changing challenges that affected many in the post-grunge world, but through it all, their blue-collar work ethic and dedication to their faithful fan base has helped them not just survive, but thrive.

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