TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon sang the American national anthem on Monday, December 26 at the Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers basketball game at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, California. Video footage of his rendition can now be seen below.
TESLA received the key to the city from Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson on December 7 at the Sacramento Rock And Radio Museum.
In his acceptance speech, Hannon stated about the honor, “I wanna thank Pat Martin at [the] 98 Rock [radio station] for encouraging us to overcome the problems we were having in the ’90s and get back together. We got back together in 2000 and it’s been a great ride ever since.
“Being from Sacramento has really been good for us 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.”
Known as the originators of the “unplugged” craze of the ’90s, California rockers TESLA launched the 20th-anniversary tour last month of their legendary “Five Man Acoustical Jam” in full acoustic fashion in support of their new album, “Twisted Wires And The Acoustic Sessions”.