Def Leppard

Live Nation Presents

Def Leppard

Poison, Tesla

Wed, June 7, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Spokane Arena

Spokane, WA

This event is all ages

Def Leppard
Def Leppard
With 100 million records sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard--Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums)—continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career, the band has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the sound for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group's spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, have become synonymous with their name. For the past thirty years the band's concerts have become must-see events and have quickly made them an institution in the touring industry, as they continue to sell out arenas worldwide.
Poison
Poison
In a time when most music is manipulated, copied, pasted and auto tuned in digital recording studios, the question that always begs to be answered now more than ever is, "But, can they play it live?" Well, Poison can and always have. But, in the case of Poison, to just expect the music to sound good live is to short change the entire phenomenon. While nothing replaces actually being at an open air concert, today's technology does allow us to capture the experience like never before. Hi Def cameras, state of the art lighting, mind-blowing camera stabilizers and top notch recording technology now can capture the action like never before. Live, Raw & Uncut is like a journey into the radical world of Poison's live show.
Professional performing musicians are never satisfied with their entire performance and so many of these recorded concerts are performed and recorded several times to find the best of the batch. Not so in the case of Live, Raw & Uncut. Poison decided that what you get live is what you get on the DVD. So, what do you get? Passion! Fun! Fury! Intensity! All in all, you get what you get at a Poison concert! What don't you get? You get no predictability and Poison likes it that way!
Playing live is what Poison is all about. The music acts as a soundtrack to their live show. If you are an avid Poison fan, this gem is a must have for your collection. If you have never seen Poison live, you'll be convinced that this is a band to be reckoned with.
Recorded live in St. Louis on the Poison 2007 Summer tour, Live, Raw & Uncut serves as time travel through Poison's 21-plus year career. All the hits are here: From their first hits, "Talk Dirty To Me," "Ride The Wind," and "Fallen Angel," to remakes like "Your Momma Don't Dance"and "What I Like About You," to their power ballad hits like "Every Rose Has It's Thorn"and "Somethin' To Believe In," along with heavy rockers like "Look What The Cat Dragged In."
Yes, Poison is alive, well and most certainly "Live, Raw & Uncut". Enjoy the experience!!!
Tesla
Tesla
TESLA is a multi-platinum-selling rock band from Northern California known for their melodic songs and down to earth appeal. Thanks to their die-hard, loyal fan base and their younger generation offspring, TESLA continues to tour to sold-out crowds around the world.

TESLA's 2009 FOREVER MORE tour in support of the new album of the same name, gives their audience a 25-year musical journey that keeps the loyal fans coming back and has newcomers realizing, "WOW, I didn't know they did that song!"

TESLA's new album, Forever More contains the first single "I Wanna Live," along with "Breakin' Free" and the self-titled track that opens the show nightly.

TESLA's first HAC (Hot AC) track off Forever More, "Fallin' Apart" is accompanied by a concept video available for viewing online. The ballad is sure to touch the hearts of music fans, similar to the way their hit single and crowd favorite, "Love Song" did in years past.

TESLA's line-up consists of four of its original members: vocalist Jeff Keith, guitarist Frank Hannon, bassist Brian Wheat, and drummer Troy Luccketta and new guitarist Dave Rude who has brought a new energy and creativity to the band.

TESLA were formed in Sacramento, CA, in 1985, out of an earlier, locally popular group called City Kidd, which dated back to 1982. The band wrote original music and knew their name didn't fit the sound. At management's suggestion, the band named itself after the eccentric inventor Nikola TESLA, who pioneered the radio but was given only belated credit for doing so.

After playing several showcases in Los Angeles, TESLA quickly scored a deal with Geffen and released their debut album, Mechanical Resonance, in 1986; it produced the hard rock hits and crowd favorite, "Modern Day Cowboy" and "Little Suzi." Mechanical Resonance reached the Top 40 on the album charts, and eventually went platinum.

It was the follow-up, 1989's, The Great Radio Controversy which truly broke the band. The first single, "Heaven's Trail (No Way Out)," was a hit with hard rock audiences, setting the stage for the second single, a comforting ballad called "Love Song" which substituted a dash of hippie utopianism for the usual power ballad histrionics.

"Love Song" hit the pop Top Ten and made the band stars, pushing The Great Radio Controversy into the Top 20 and double-platinum sales figures; the follow-up single, "The Way It Is," was also a hit.

In keeping with their unpretentious, blue-collar roots, TESLA responded to stardom not by the glam theatrics of their tour mates and peers of the era, but by stripping things down. The idea behind 1990's, Five Man Acoustical Jam was virtually unheard of -- a pop-metal band playing loose, informal acoustic versions of their best-known songs in concert, plus a few favorite covers.

TESLA's music was sturdy enough to hold up when its roots were exposed, and one of the covers, "Signs," became another Top Ten hit, as well as the band's highest-charting single. Not only did Five Man Acoustical Jam reach the Top 20 and go Platinum, it helped directly inspire MTV's "Unplugged" series, both with its relaxed vibe and its reminder that acoustic music could sound vital and energetic. This album is credited for starting the whole "Unplugged" craze of the '90s which included artist like Eric Clapton, Nirvana, and many others following suit with acoustic live albums.

The studio follow-up to The Great Radio Controversy, Psychotic Supper, was released in 1991 and quickly became another platinum hit and spun off the greatest number of singles of any TESLA album: "Edison's Medicine," "Call It What You Want," "Song and Emotion," and the classic hit, "What You Give," which was another one of TESLA's ballad singles that reached Top 20 radio airplay.

Their 1994 follow-up, Bust a Nut, sold over 800,000 copies, and battling the "Seattle Invasion" in 1994, was a testament to the loyal fan base TESLA had managed to cultivate over the years. The single, "Mama's Fool" was well received, however at this point the band was suffering internal problems and decided to dis-band for the next five years.

Returning with their first studio album of all original music, TESLA wrote and recorded the album Into the Now, and for the first time, self produced the album along with audio engineer Michael Rosen (Testament, AFI, Santana). Released in March, 2004, Into The Now was an autobiographical testament of a band from a previous decade plunging forward into a new era of music, and producing a sound that could compete with modern music of the day. The album successfully showed that the band could evolve sonically with aggressive songs like "Heaven 911" and the title track "Into the Now," and "Caught in a Dream" which received massive radio airplay as well.

During this time, management and label changes were made, bringing us to the independent era of today's TESLA.

In 2008, the band released its seventh studio album, Forever More, an all-new collection of songs including, "I Wanna Live," "Breakin' Free," "Fallin' Apart" and the title track "Forever More." The release reunited the band with producer Terry Thomas, who helmed 1994's, Bust a Nut.

TESLA is more creative now than ever, simultaneously creating and producing their own videos and albums. The release of the self-produced Comin Atcha Live 2008! marks their first ever HD release of a full electric concert DVD.

With this new-found creativity and the album Forever More, the band has taken control of their career, releasing the album on CD (and a limited-edition vinyl package) around the world through their band-owned and operated label, TESLA Electric Company Recordings.
Venue Information:
Spokane Arena
720 West Mallon Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
http://www.spokanearena.com/