Greta Van Fleet have been forced to cancel their immediate Australian dates due to singer Josh Kiszka suffering from laryngitis. The group are planning on making up the shows at later date. Refunds are currently available.
“Dearest Melbourne fans,
I have some heartbreaking news. Unfortunately, somewhere between travel from the U.S. to Japan and Australia, I developed an upper respiratory infection that has gradually evolved into laryngitis. I’ve been trying to recover, but cannot seem to get rid of it. Doctors have informed me that performing in this condition could cause damage to my vocal cords, which is something that I cannot risk, and therefore we must reschedule our shows tonight and tomorrow.
It means the world to me to be able to perform for you, and it breaks my heart to have to do this, but I must take my health very seriously, so as to not run the risk of causing more serious harm.
I am terribly sorry to make this announcement. We are already working on a momentous return to make this up to you and will be announcing that very soon.
I hope you can understand. This has been a difficult situation and disappointing for us all.”
It looks like Greta Van Fleet are planning to release a new album this year. Bassist Sam Kiszka confirmed the news during a recent interview with Heavy magazine.
Kiszka said the following:
“We were actually talking, and we all decided earlier this month that we need to do a record as soon as possible. So the one thing I can say right now is that you can definitely expect Album 2 in 2019.”
He also added:
“I’m very excited about it… I think that if you think about it too much, then it becomes unnatural, and it’s very easy to be caught up in that. So, yeah, I think we’re just gonna do what we do, and we’re gonna make the music that we wanna hear, and we’re gonna grow musically. There’s a lot of stuff that we’re working on right now that’s very exciting and very new and we’re going places that we’ve never been before — literally and figuratively. But I think Album 2 is going to be very worldly. Touring the world — seeing Japan, seeing Australia — and having all these new experiences, in a way, those sounds of… the colors of our mind get put into the record like that. This only skyrockets our creativity, because we get to see so many beautiful things that we’ve never seen before… This is a great life.”
Greta Van Fleet were the musical guests on last night’s (January 19) episode of “Saturday Night Live.” You can see footage of the band performing “Black Smoke Rising” and “You’re The One” on the show below:
Greta Van Fleet will be the musical guests on the January 19 episode of “Saturday Night Live.” The band posted the following:
Greta Van Fleet are streaming their debut album “Anthem Of The Peaceful Army” in full. That effort will officially be released tomorrow (October 19).
Greta Van Fleet have announced the initial dates for their “March Of The Peaceful Army” world tour. The band will be touring in support of their new album “Anthem Of The Peaceful Army” (out October 19).
01/29 – Enmore Theatre – Sydney, Australia
02/03 – Eatons Hill Hotel – Brisbane, Australia
02/05 – Forum Theatre – Melbourne, Australia
02/08 – Logan Campbell Centre – Auckland, New Zealand
02/22 – Palau Sant Jordi – Barcelona, Spain
02/24 – Alcatraz – Milan, Italy
02/25 – Zenith – Munich, Germany
02/27 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, Netherlands
02/28 – Lotto Arena – Antwerp, Belgium
03/03 – Zenith – Paris, France
03/05 – Newcastle 02 Academy – Newcastle, UK
03/07 – 02 Academy – Glasgow, UK
03/08 – 02 Academy Leeds – Leeds, UK
03/10 – Rock City – Nottingham, UK
03/11 – Mountford Hall – Liverpool, UK
03/13 – Olympia Theatre – Dublin, Ireland
05/07 – Bayfront Park Amphitheatre – Miami, FL
05/09 – Daily’s Place Amphitheatre – Jacksonville, FL
05/10 – Orlando Amphitheater at Central Florida Fairgrounds – Orlando, FL
05/12 – Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA
05/13 – Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA
05/15 – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
05/16 – Red Hat Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC
05/18 – The Stone Pony Summer Stage – Asbury Park, NJ
05/21 – MECU Pavilion – Baltimore, MD
05/22 – The Dome – Rochester, NY
05/25 – Forest Hills Stadium – Queens, NY
05/28 – Echo Beach – Toronto, ON
06/02 – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica – Cleveland, OH
06/04 – Breese Stevens Field – Madison, WI
Greta Van Fleet have premiered a new song titled “Anthem.” This track is from the band’s debut album “Anthem Of The Peaceful Army” which will be released on October 19.