Forcing Tab to link to external page

Using the tabs directive from the seed app, I need to have a tab that opens an external page in the browser in a new tab or window. I thought it would be just as easy to add an href and removing the controller and state for that tab but it appears to be more difficult than I thought. Any ideas?

Hey @mhartington, what I suggest would be to load an empty page for the tab, and have the controller open a new window. Would that work?

What I ended up doing was on the tab show event, I passed a function and open my link that way. Simple but effective