Greta Van Fleet have premiered a new video for their latest single “Age Of Machine.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Battle At Garden’s Gate,” which will be released on April 16. The following was said about the video:
“The video creates a new universe filled with symbolism and open to interpretation, with whispers of reflections on modernism. It is a response, a tiny piece of art in a very large conversation — four brothers and friends who spend very little time online, filled with questions — where is technology taking us, what does it all mean, and what are we trading in exchange? The video addresses the crumbling beauty around us, but leaves the final significance to the viewer — whether that narrative be focused on climate, industrialism, intimacy, self confidence, tradition, humanity itself, or otherwise.The only clear concept in the video is that the band chooses life.”
Greta Van Fleet were the musical guests on last night’s (December 8) episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” You can see footage of the band performing “My Way, Soon” on the show below. That track is from the group’s new album “The Battle At Garden’s Gate,” which will be released on April 16, 2021.
Greta Van Fleet will be be performing “My Way, Soon” during tomorrow’s (December 8) episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” That track is from the band’s new album “The Battle At Garden’s Gate,” which will be released on April 16.
Greta Van Fleet have announced that their new album “The Battle At Garden’s Gate” will be released on April 16. With this news, the band have also released a new song titled “Age Of Machine.” You can check that out below:
Josh Kiszka told Rolling Stone the following about the new record:
“There are definitely Biblical references. Not just in the title, but throughout the entire album.
This is a world with the ancient civilizations in it, just like our own parallel universe, really. It’s an analogy. Each song is a theme. A magnification of different cultures and civilizations inside of this world searching for some kind of salvation or enlightenment.”
Danny Wagner continued:
“We realized that whilst growing up, we had been shielded by many things and we were unaware of a lot of things. And then we were thrown out into this huge world, and it was a bit of a culture shock at first. But as we started to travel a lot, meet new and different people and experience different cultures, our definition of ‘normal’ changed.”
Sam Kiszka added:
“I suppose that everything has changed except what got us here in the first place. Everything – our perception of the world, perception of life itself, what it means to be an artist, what it means to be part of a beautiful, gorgeous society. We’ve gained a larger understanding of why we’re all here.”
Greta Van Fleet have premiered a new song titled “My Way, Soon.” You can find an official video for that track below:
Josh Kiszka said the following:
“This song was inspired by what three years of touring did by opening so many doorways. This is my truth, how I feel about all of our travels, but I know it echoes the experiences and changes of perspectives for Jake, Sam and Danny as well.”
Danny Wagner also commented:
“The definition of ‘normal’ has very much broadened over the past couple of years, and it has affected us as musicians, especially in the writing and recording of this new album. We realized that while growing up, we had been shielded by a lot of things, we were unaware of a lot of things. And then we were thrown out into this huge world, and it was a bit of a culture shock at first.”
Sam Kiszka continued:
“We’ve seen how people live in different parts of the world and we’ve developed intrinsic respect for different cultures and people. We’ve gone from driving down a highway to a show and seeing endless miles of shantytowns in Sao Paulo, to playing some of the richest places on earth.”
Jake Kiszka added:
“The more we’ve seen — different cultures, people, and traditions — we’ve also seen a similarity between ourselves and these different cultures. It surprises me how similar we all are.”
Greta Van Fleet are streaming a new song titled “Always There.” The track was recorded during the “Anthem Of The Peaceful Army” sessions and it is featured on the soundtrack for the film “A Million Little Pieces.”
Greta Van Fleet have announced a fall U.S. tour. Shannon & The Clams will open.
09/21 Kansas City, MO – The Starlight Theatre
09/23 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
09/27 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas
09/29 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
09/30 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
10/02 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
10/05 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10/09 Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
10/11 New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena
10/13 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
10/15 Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
Greta Van Fleet have been forced to reschedule their European tour. The postponment comes as a result of Josh Kiszka suffering from an upper respiratory infection.
The band commented:
“Dear European Fans,
We have some sincerely unfortunate news regarding our upcoming shows February 22 – March 17 and must announce a complete reschedule to this Fall.
A year and a half of constant touring has been both invigorating and exhausting. Josh currently has a relentless upper respiratory infection that has not yet had the chance to heal. His doctor has required extended rest as the only path to full recovery.
It now feels necessary for the entire band to recalibrate our balance, both physically and mentally. Rather than continuing on to more performances and exacerbate things further, we have made this decision in order to give you the full Greta Van Fleet experience when we meet again.
All tickets for the upcoming shows in the next month will transfer to the rescheduled dates, there is no need to do anything other than hold on to your current ticket to attend the rescheduled show. Refunds are available at point of purchase should you not be able to attend.
We are heartbroken in sharing this setback with you and hope you can understand this painful decision. It will be extremely satisfying to reconcile this calamity by making the most of our time together in a healthier state. All dates are listed below. For the cities that have not been assigned a date yet, we are waiting on venue availability, but will have them confirmed and announced tomorrow. Every show missed will take place, that is a promise. We are tremendously grateful for your patience.
With sincere love,
Greta Van Fleet”
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.”