Poets And Pornstars Hit The Road To Open For Tesla

posted June 25, 2007

Poets And Pornstars Hit The Road To Open For TeslaSunset Strip rock darlings Poets & Pornstars today announced that they will open for Tesla on the West Coast leg of their U.S. Tour. More than four decades after its countercultural beginnings, Los Angeles’ famed stretch of live-music venues continues to draw bands cranking out what bandmember Hal Ozsan calls “down-and-dirty three-chord rock.” Poets & Pornstars’ oeuvre is a particularly spectacular example of the form, demonstrated by their eponymous debut album (due August 21, 2007, on Wenzl-Hopper Records/Adrenaline Music Group).

The Los Angeles Times described P&P’s sound as “a chest-pounding mélange of electric gloss,” which has made Hal Ozsan, guitarist Tom “Domo” Domaracki, keyboardist Randy Austin, bassist Sally Hope, and drummer Dave Plesh ideally suited to have shared the stage with Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson and Buckcherry, more than once playing to crowds of 15,000-plus.

“The grassroots support of our fans and our connection with them at shows has been really intense and amazing,” Ozsan reiterates. “With every beat, with every chord struck, they are creating these songs with us.” This communal phenomenon is addressed on the Poets & Pornstars cut “Get Your Kicks.”

Asked about that song and “Rock and Roll,” the lead track and first single off the album, he ventures: “In a very elemental way, rock ‘n’ roll represents those aspects of human nature that inspire us to find something majestic in ourselves. I, personally, have always felt a transcendent spark in rock music. I think our fans understand this on the most visceral level, and it’s part of what draws us all together.”

“The adrenaline rush of rock ‘n’ roll wills the impossible and manifests the divine,” he declares. “For me, that manifestation is Poets & Pornstars, and with this record, we hope to pass along the spark of inspiration.”

Monday, June 11 House of Blues San Diego, CA
Tuesday, June 12 Dodge Theater Phoenix, AZ
Thursday, June 14 House of Blues Las Vegas, NV
Friday, June 15 SaltAir Pavilion Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, June 17 Kiva Auditorium Albuquerque, NM
Monday, June 1 House of Blues Dallas, TX
Tuesday, June 19 La Zona Rosa/Club Stage Austin, TX
Thursday, June 21 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
Friday, June 22 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
Saturday, June 23 The Norva Norfolk, VA
Jun 25 2007 Fletcher's Bar Baltimore, Maryland
Jul 6 2007 Webster Theater w/ TESLA Hartford, Connecticut
Jul 7 2007 Crocodile Rock Cafe w/ TESLA Allentown, Pennsylvania
Jul 14 2007 The Rave/Eagles Club w/ TESLA Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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