Thursday, December 29, 2011

VIDEO: Tesla guitarist sings anthem at NBA game

Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon handled the anthem duties on Monday at the Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers basketball game.

The event was held at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, California, the band’s hometown.

It was Tesla Day earlier this month in Sacramento, as the band received the key to the city from Mayor Kevin Johnson, who praised the band for raising the city’s profile worldwide.

The presentation was held at the Sacramento Rock And Roll Museum, the site of the Oasis Ballroom, where the band first got its start.

"Being from Sacramento has really been good for us,” said Hannon, “because we've been able to keep it real and not get caught up in glam and the competition down in Hollywood and all that. We're proud to be from Sacramento; it's a hometown, heartfelt thing."

Tesla recently launched a 20th-anniversary tour of their legendary "Five Man Acoustical Jam" in support of their new album, "Twisted Wires And The Acoustic Sessions."

Tesla – Frank Hannon sings anthem
NBA - Sacramento Kings vs. L.A. Lakers
Power Balance Pavilion – December 26, 2011

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