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Greta Van Fleet Postpone Remainder of Spring US Tour as Guitarist Struggles with Pneumonia [Updated]

Jake Kiszka is recovering at home after spending four days in the hospital

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Greta Van Fleet, photo by Alysse Gafkjen
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    Greta Van Fleet have decided to postpone the remainder of their spring US tour as band member Jake Kiszka continues to struggle with pneumonia. The guitarist is home after spending four days in the hospital, but the “healing process is long and slower than anticipated.”

    Originally, both Jake and his twin brother Josh (lead vocals) fell ill last week, forcing Greta Van Fleet to postpone a show in Flint, Michigan, one of five planned gigs in a row in their home state. Then the band announced that Josh had mostly recovered but that Jake was hospitalized with pneumonia, resulting in the postponement of two more shows. Now, the rest of the Spring jaunt has been called off.

    As it stands, Greta Van Fleet only played the first three shows on what was supposed to be a 13-date outing, including the kickoff show that Consequence caught in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The initial three dates that were postponed have already been rescheduled for August and September, when Greta Van Fleet plan to hit the road for an extensive North American run (tickets available here).

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    The newly affected concerts have not been rescheduled yet, but the Madison, Wisconsin, show originally set for tomorrow night (March 22nd) has been canceled outright due to a planned venue renovation later this year.

    Update, April 1st: All of the affected concerts, except for the aforementioned canceled show in Madison, Wisconsin, have been rescheduled. See the band’s revised itinerary below.

    A statement from the band reads as follows:

    We are disheartened to announce that the shows from March 22nd through April 2nd must be rescheduled for the health and safety of our brother, Jake.

    We recognize how upsetting this news is and share your disappointment. While Jake has been discharged after being hospitalized for four days, he is still struggling with pneumonia and its symptoms. The healing process is long and slower than anticipated. Jake wanted to push through, however doctors have advised doing so could potentially lead to further complications and a longer recovery.

    Right now, we are actively working on rescheduling and will share information about the new dates as quickly as possible. We are determined to play these shows.

    To our fans in Madison, WI – unfortunately, the March 22nd performance must be canceled due to planned venue renovations later this year. However, we love you and your city, and will find a way to make it up to you. Refunds will be available at point of purchase.

    To the fans, friends, and family that planned to travel great lengths to be with us – your unwavering support has not gone unnoticed. We appreciate your dedication, understanding, grace, and sympathy.

    This is only the beginning of the tour and it is important for Jake to heal so the rest of Dreams In Gold 2022 can continue as planned through the rest of the year, starting in South America.

    Love and light, Jake, Josh, Sam, & Danny

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    Greta Van Fleet hope to resume touring in support of their 2021 album, The Battle at Garden’s Gate, when they support Metallica for a series of shows in South America beginning in late April.

    Pick up tickets to Greta Van Fleet’s upcoming tour dates via Ticketmaster, and see the band’s revised itinerary below.

    Greta Van Fleet 2022 Tour Dates (Rescheduled shows in bold):
    04/27 – Santiago, CL @ Estadio Nacional *
    04/30 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Campo Argentino de Polo *
    05/03 – Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Qualistage
    05/05 – Porto Alegre, BR @ Estacionamento da Fiergs *
    05/07 – Curitiba, BR @ Estádio Couto Pereira *
    05/10 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Estádio do Morumbi *
    05/12 – Belo Horizonte, BR @ Estádio do Mineirão *
    05/16 – Mexico City, MX @ Pepsi Center
    05/27 – Napa Valley, CA @ BottleRock Napa Valley
    06/04 – Kv, DK @ Heartland Festival
    06/05 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Gröna Lund
    06/08 – Berlin, DE @ Waldbühne +
    06/09 – Milan, IT @ I-Days
    06/11 – Vienne, FR @ Theatre Antique de Vienne
    06/14 – Cologne, DE @ Tanzbrunnen
    06/15 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jarhunderthalle
    06/17 – Landgraaf, NL @ Pinkpop Festival
    06/19 – Firenze, IT @ Firenze Rocks
    06/23 – Dublin, IE @ Fairview
    06/25 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
    06/28 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
    06/29 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
    07/01 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
    07/23 – Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center Omaha **
    07/25 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center **
    07/26 – Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center **
    07/29 – Hershey, PA @ GIANT Center **
    07/30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank Center **
    08/10 – Huntington, WV @ Mountain Health Arena **

    08/11 – Buffalo, NY @ Highmark Stadium *
    08/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park *
    08/16 – Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron #
    08/18 – Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell #
    08/19 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena #
    08/22 – Winnipeg, MB @ Canada Life Centre #
    08/23 – Regina, SK @ Brandt Centre #
    08/26 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome #
    08/27 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place #
    08/29 – Kelowna, BC @ Prospera Place #
    08/30 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena #
    09/02 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
    09/03 – Boise, ID @ ExtraMile Arena
    09/13 – Flint, MI @ Dort Financial Center **
    09/14 – Ypsilanti, MI @ EMU Convocation Center **
    09/20 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum $
    09/21 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena $
    09/23 – Fargo, ND @ Fargodome $
    09/24 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center $
    09/27 – Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center $
    09/28 – Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena $
    09/30 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena $
    10/01 – Allentown, PA @ PPL Center $
    10/04 – Manchester, NH @ SNHU Arena $
    10/05 – Albany, NY @ MVP Arena $
    10/07 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena $
    10/08 – Bangor, ME @ Cross Insurance Center $
    10/18 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena $
    10/19 – Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena %
    10/21 – Jacksonville, FL @ Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena %
    10/22 – Estero, FL @ Hertz Arena %
    10/25 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live %
    10/26 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena %
    10/28 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center %
    10/29 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at the BJCC %
    11/01 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Arena %
    11/02 – Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank Arena %
    11/04 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Paycom Center %
    11/05 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center %
    11/08 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center %
    11/09 – Tucson, AZ @ Tucson Arena %
    11/11 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center ^
    11/12 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center ^
    12/09 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena **
    12/10 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena **

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    * = w/ Metallica
    + = w/ Foo Fighters
    # = w/ The Pretty Reckless and Hannah Wicklund
    $ = w/ Houndmouth and Robert Finley
    % = w/  Durand Jones & The Indications and Crown Lands
    ^ = w/ Fruit Bats and Crown Lands
    ** = rescheduled from the Spring

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