TESLA bassist Brian Wheat has issued the following update:
"Just got back from Europe. It was the first time we've been back since 1991. The reception was off the hook.
"Not knowing what to expect, we got to London and the crowd was fucking amazing. They were one of the loudest crowds ever in the history of TESLA playing shows for 20 years. The fans there we talked to backstage and on the street were so happy to see us back and it made us feel very overwhelmed with joy.
"Next day we were off to Holland to play Plato and again it was off the hook. We played to a jam-packed 700-seat; hot and sweaty rock and roll in your face and again very loud crowd. And the reception again was overwhelming. Got to meet our new Dutch brother Cornelius.
"Next day it was off to the Arrow fest classic rock festival with AEROSMITH, SCORPIONS, THIN LIZZY, THE DOORS and STEVE VAI, plus many more acts. We were the first act on the bill so we didn't know what to expect but guess what? The place was packed. We played a blazing one-hour set and the crowd response was amazing.
"Then we finally got to meet the one and only crazy man Rudolf Heinz and his partner Gabriel from the Bold Brothers, these guys are the coolest. TESLA wants to give them a big thank you for taking a chance and bringing TESLA back to Holland.
"Overall this was a great trip and there is a European tour being planned for the fall with our English super-agent Steve Strange. Now we are back in the States ready to kick ass and play some more killer shows."
Video footage of TESLA performing a cover of UFO's "Rock Bottom" at the Best Buy store in Phoenix, Arizona on June 5, 2007 has been posted at YouTube.
Capital Chaos TV has posted video footage of TESLA performing the TRAFFIC classic "Dear Mr. Fantasy" during their free CD-release show on May 31, 2007 at the Cesar Chavez Park in downtown Sacramento, California. Watch the clip at YouTube.
A nine-minute audio interview with TESLA bassist Brian Wheat, conducted on June 5, 2007 by Doug Podell of Detroit's WRIF 101.1 FM, has been posted online at this location (Windows Media).
TESLA's video for its cover of LED ZEPPELIN's "Thank You" has been posted at YouTube. The song is the first single off TESLA's covers album, "Real to Reel", which was released on June 5 on the band's Tesla Electric Company Recordings (Ryko Distribution).