Tesla postpone shows following guitarist Frank Hannon’s Covid diagnosis

Frank Hannon of Tesla
Frank Hannon of Tesla plays live in 2017 (Image credit: Santiago Bluguermann / Getty)

Tesla have announced that they will postpone their “next few” tour dates after guitarist Frank Hannon and several of the touring party tested positive for Covid.

Hannon missed the band’s Oregon shows on 5 and 6 August and was covered by guitarist Howie Simon for the set. It has since emerged that the band’s founding guitarist was fighting Covid at the time.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.