GRETA VAN FLEET KICKS OFF

2018 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES 

Band In Final Stages of Recording Debut Album

LOS ANGELES, CA - Monday, April 9, 2018 -- Following their first-time European tour with all headline dates sold out, GRETA VAN FLEET - brothers Jake (guitars)/21, Josh (vocals)/21, and Sam Kiszka (bass, keys)/18, and close family friend drummer Danny Wagner/19 - is set to launch its 2018 North American dates on Friday, April 13 at the Coachella Festival.  The tour, with announced dates currently stretching into late August, will see the band playing a variety of major outdoor music festivals - Coachella, Lollapalooza, Rock On The Range, Hangout, Bluesfest, Floydfest, Summerfest, Panorama Music and Arts Festival - along with headline dates with multiple shows in many cities, all of which are completely sold out.

 

Just about a year ago, unless you lived in Frankenmuth, Mi, no one had ever heard of Greta Van Fleet.  But since then, every one of the band's 2017 headline dates sold out in advance, their two singles - “Highway Tune” and “Safari Song” - each went to #1 at Rock Radio in the U.S. and in Canada and racked up millions of YouTube and Spotify stats, and Elton John personally invited them to perform at his annual AIDS charity last month, saying they are “the best rock and roll band I’ve heard in 20 years...they are so talented, they take my breath away.”  

 

"We love making music and we love playing shows, but we never expected anything like the attention we've been getting," said bassist Sam Kiszka.  "We are truly humbled by the response we've gotten, and are very excited to get back on the road and play for our fans.”

 

Earlier this year, the band went into the studio to record what will be their first full-length album, expected to have a summer release. Recording has taken place in Detroit and Nashville with Al Sutton and Marlon Young producing, the duo that helmed the band’s critically-acclaimed, chart topping breakout EP Black Smoke Rising (4/21/17) and the follow up From The Fires double EP (11/10/17.  For the upcoming album, the band has an archive of songs written over the past few years as well as brand new material penned late last year when they spent a week in the Tennessee woods.  So, fans can look forward to the next evolution of, as Revolver magazine put it, Greta Van Fleet's "high-octane, soul-and R&B-influenced riff rock.”

 

"Each of us has his own set of influences so that brings a great diversity to the music we make," said Jake.  "Every one of our songs has its own unique complexities and we'd like for the full album to showcase that diversity, let people see what we can really do."

 

With many more dates to be confirmed, Greta Van Fleet's upcoming 2018 tour itinerary is as follows:

 

APRIL

13  Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, CA**  

16  John Anson Ford Theatre, Hollywood, CA*  

17  John Anson Ford Theatre, Hollywood, CA*  

20  Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, CA**  

29  Welcome to Rockville Festival, Jacksonville, FL**

 

MAY

 1   House of Blues Houston, Houston, TX*  

 2   House of Blues Dallas, Dallas, TX* 

 3   Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre, Austin, TX*  

 5   Shaky Knees Music Festival, Atlanta, GA**

 6   Carolina Rebellion, Concord, NC**

 9   Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD*  

11  Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ*  

12  Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA*  

14  Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN*  

16  Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN*  

18  Rock On The Range Festival, Columbus OH**

20  Hangout Music Festival, Gulf Shores, AL**

22  The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, MI*  

23  The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, MI*  

25  The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, MI*  

 

JUNE

 1  Rock Im Park, Nuremberg, Germany **

 2  Rock Im Park, Nuremberg, Germany**

 3  Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany **

 6  Dyrkuepladsen, Odense, SV, Denmark**

 7  Northside Festival, Aarhus, Denmark**

13  Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands**

17  Pink Pop Festival, Landgraaf, Netherlands**

18  Download Festival, Paris, France**

30  101WKQX Piqniq, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL**

 

JULY

 1  Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI** 

 3  The Armory, Minneapolis, MN*

 6   REBEL,Toronto, ON*  

 8   REBEL, Toronto, ON  Canada* 

 9   Int’l Summer Festival, Quebec City, QC  Canada**

10  Bluesfest, Ottawa, ON  Canada**

18  Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA* 

20  9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.* 

21  The Anthem, Washington, D.C*  

23  House of Blues Boston, Boston, MA* 

24  House of Blues, Boston, MA*  

27  Floydfest, Floyd, VA**

29  Panorama Music and Arts Festival, Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY**

31  Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH*

 

AUGUST

 1  The Pageant, St. Louis, MO*  

 3  Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL**

18  Summer Sonic Festival, Osaka-Shi, Japan**

19  Sumer Sonic Festival, Toyko, Japan**

24  The Republik, Honolulu, HI*

 

* headline dates

** festival dates

U.S. Media Contacts:

National:

Heidi Ellen Robinson-Fitzgerald

herfitz@mac.com

818-705-1267

 

Tour:

Julie Arkenstone

julieark@me.com

818-747-900-6212