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.”
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