TESLA Lights up Charlotte, NC: Review by Brigette Olender

TESLA Lights up Charlotte, NC: Review by Brigette Olender

June 30, 2015
Charlotte, NC | PNC Music Pavilion

Review by Brigette Olender
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Question: What happens when TESLA is the opener for Def Leppard’s tour?

Answer: A FULL HO– USE earlier than ever!

Charlotte’s Pavilion brought that epic Southern welcome to TESLA’s debut on their largest stage! However, there’s nothing new about this California band’s talent, skill, or superb music! These brothers are 28 years strong and continue to deliver new albums infused with variety every few years.

Def Leppard invited TESLA on their first big tour in the late 80s, and that’s when many became fans. This is a dreamy reunion tour since the bands have remained close throughout the decades and changes in the music industry. The lineup has sparked endless reunions for friends and fans, which added to the smiles glued on the audience faces all night. We brought new friends and some we hadn’t seen in over twenty years! TESLA set the stage like a boss for an unforgettable night of rock and roll.

IMG_0840 copyTESLA packs one of the best live performances you’ll find anywhere. From the intro to “Edison’s Medicine” to the last note of Modern Day Cowboy, these masters filled our cravings and wired all hands in the air! Although time-limited, the bluesy hard rock riffs and 80s hits had the crowd on their feet by the end of the first song. Five incredibly successful artists poured out Love Song while the crowd sang along on a gorgeous Carolina summer night. A surreal sunset accompanied the show and a standing ovation begged for more as they exited the stage to make room for Styx. The set time would have been a warm up at a standard TESLA show, so the immediate withdrawals were unanimous. The consensus, in unison, was…. JAWDROP! MORE PLEASE! Where can I see them again? FANTASTIC! THEY’RE GREAT! WOW!
“Love Will Find A Way” is TESLA’s most famous line, and they’ll rock you in that direction any time, any place, or anywhere with a vast catalog of life-saving lyrics and timeless masterpieces. GOT TESLA?

Don’t miss this tour, and don’t be late for TESLA!

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Comments (11)

  • Jason Domby Reply

    Great review Brigette

    Jul. 4, 2015 at 6:54 pm
  • Jack Halsey Reply

    Killer review. ..Great job Brigette

    Jul. 4, 2015 at 7:10 pm
  • Sonya Mudd Reply


    Jul. 5, 2015 at 3:27 pm
  • Big Dave Reply

    Awesome review B…as always! Spectacular pictures as well! Fan Forward Entertainment brings us the goods! Thanks for all your hard work and dedication!

    Jul. 7, 2015 at 10:12 am
  • Jeremy Benoist Reply

    Tesla was awesome in Charlotte N.C.! Just wish they could have played longer.

    Jul. 7, 2015 at 1:23 pm
  • Randall Reply

    Had the pleasure to see Tesla in Myrtle Beach SC. They were the main act and played a full set. I seen them in their prime and their comeback and now. They always put on a great show & sound awesome.

    Jul. 9, 2015 at 5:28 am
  • Kevin Reply

    Anybody else think Styx should have opened? Why does Tesla get limited to 8 songs? They’re more relevant than Styx! Awesome songs, but way underappreciated by the program.

    Opening for Styx?!!? Ludicrous!

    If Styx and Tesla toured together who’d open then? I’d rather see Damn Yankees than Styx!

    Jul. 12, 2015 at 6:24 am
  • Kris Helms Reply

    Tesla still knows how to bring a crowd to their feet. I seen Tesla for the first time in the early 90’s. They were touring with Firehouse at the time. I had a great time then and just recently at the Charlotte show. All the reviews I’ve read ALL have said Tesla didn’t get to play long enough. And I couldn’t agree more. I like Styx but I would’ve much rather seen less of Styx than Tesla. Please come back again but this time be the main band. Tesla is one of my all time favorite bands. After all these years Tesla still sounds great. Btw..Great review Brigette.

    Jul. 19, 2015 at 11:31 am
  • Kenny collins Reply

    Great to see tesla again in Nashville on the 18th they were great. Its been 25 years since you’ve been to Nashville hope to see you again soon next time you should headline. I need more songs and more cowbell you guys still rock ????????????????

    Aug. 25, 2015 at 6:45 pm
  • John. Munao Reply

    Please come back to Florida soon, HOB Orlando was great , except for the 2 hours of so so bands before Tesla played . Please come back alone and we will pay whatever you want . I have seen def Leppard enough , they are all Processed !! And Styx, (I mean Stynks)
    New album Simplicity is Awesome !!

    Nov. 5, 2015 at 1:41 pm
  • Brian Reply

    Good Job Brigette! I was there in Charlotte and they kicked as much ass as they ever have. I have seen few bands with their energy. It was an AWESOME show! I will take any opportunity to see them again.

    Dec. 14, 2015 at 3:27 pm

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