Greta Van Fleet announces first North American tour dates for 2018

Greta Van Fleet—which took the 2017 music scene by storm with its debut single “Highway Tune” claiming the number one spot at rock radio for five consecutive weeks, amassing 10-million-plus Spotify plays and 6.8-million YouTube views, selling out every one of its headline dates in advance and being named Loudwire’s “Best New Artist”—will kick off its 2018 tour schedule at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday, April 13.  The band’s itinerary will include a slew of other major outdoor music festivals ands headline dates that will see it playing to larger-capacity venues and multiple nights in some cities. Five of the dates—Houston, Dallas, Nashville and two nights in Detroit—went on sale last week and all sold out in under 15-minutes. Tickets for Greta Van Fleet’s headline dates for this leg go on sale to the public Friday, Jan. 26; log on to for all ticket purchasing information.

“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.”

Prior to the tour, the Frankenmuth, Michigan-based Greta Van Fleet—21-year-old vocalist Josh Kiszka, brothers Jake (guitar, also 21) and Sam (bass, keys, 18) Kiskzka, and longtime family friend Danny Wagner (drums, also 18)—is spending January and February recording its debut full-length album anticipated to be released late spring/early summer (Lava/Republic Records). The album will be recorded in Nashville and Detroit, and produced by Al Sutton and Marlon Young, the duo that helmed the band’s breakout EP, “Black Smoke Rising,” and the follow-up “From the Fires” double EP.  For the album, the band has an archive of songs written during the past few years and new material penned late last year when it spent a week in the Tennessee woods.

“Each of us has his own set of influences, so that brings a great diversity to the music we make,” Jake said. “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 initial 2018 tour itinerary is as follows:

13  Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, CA
20  Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, CA
29  Welcome to Rockville Festival, Jacksonville, FL

 1   House of Blues Houston, Houston, TX  SOLD OUT
 2   House of Blues Dallas, Dallas, TX  SOLD OUT
 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  SOLD OUT
18  Rock On The Range Festival, Columbus OH
20  Hangout Music Festival, Gulf Shores, AL
22  The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, MI  SOLD OUT
23  The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, MI  SOLD OUT
25  The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, MI*

27   Floydfest, Floyd, VA

* headline shows, on sale Friday, Jan. 26

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