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(Battle Creek, Mich.) Oct. 5, 2016 – FireKeepers Casino Hotel is pleased to announce Tesla’s return to the FireKeepers Event Center on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. The band will hit the stage at 9 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m.

Tesla is known for such hits as “What You Give,” “Modern Day Cowboy,” and the classic 80’s ballad “Love Song.” Hailing originally from Sacramento, Calif., Tesla has played with other iconic artists and bands such as David Lee Roth and Def Leppard. Unlike the other heavy metal and hard rock bands that populated the times, Tesla stood alone with their heavy blues influenced sound. The current lineup consists of Frank Hannon on guitar and keyboards, Brian Wheat on bass and piano, Jeff Keith on lead vocals, Troy Luccketta on drums, and Dave Rude on guitar.

“Tesla brought such a great energy and vibe to the Event Center, we’re excited and we know their fans are ready for them to come back,” states FireKeepers VP of Marketing, Jim Wise. “2017 will be another year of great shows at FireKeepers Casino and a Tesla concert is another example of our dedication to delivering events our guests will love.” 

2016 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the release of their successful debut album “Mechanical Resonance”.  In celebration of the milestone, the band recently released a live version of the album featuring performances recorded on their most recent tour along with a new single called “Save that Goodness”.


 FireKeepers Casino Hotel, located just off Interstate 94 at Exit 104 in Battle Creek, MI, has been named Best Casino by audiences in Western Michigan and Northern Indiana, plus earned 9 first place awards in the Casino Player Magazine Best of Gaming 2015 Native Midwest category, including Best Overall Gaming Resort. FireKeepers was also selected one of the Best Casinos to Work For by Casino Player Magazine. Our signature restaurant, Nibi, is a multiple recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The property features 2,900 slot machines, 70 table games, a live poker room and bingo room. FireKeepers offers a AAA-rated Four Diamond resort-style hotel with 243 rooms, a functional multi-purpose event center, six distinctive dining destinations, and multiple lounges. FireKeepers is the title sponsor of the FireKeepers Casino 400, a Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, and host of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship a Symetra Tour-Road to the LPGA golf event.