Greta Van Fleet Reschedule Tour Dates After Singer Josh Kiszka Ruptures Eardrum During Concert [Updated]

The rescheduled dates will take place in March 2023

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Greta Van Fleet’s Josh Kiszka, photo by Amy Price

    Greta Van Fleet singer Josh Kiszka ruptured his eardrum during a concert in Bangor, Maine, on October 8th, forcing the band to postpone a number of upcoming shows.

    The band initially postponed scheduled concerts in Raleigh, North Carolina (October 18th); Greenville, South Carolina (October 19th); and Jacksonville, Florida (October 21st). After returning to play a handful of dates, they also postponed the remaining four shows of their North American tour. Those shows included stops in El Paso (November 8th), Tucson (November 9th), Anaheim (November 11th), and Sacramento (November 12th).

    On Tuesday, November 29th, Greta Van Fleet revealed the rescheduled dates, taking place in March 2023 (listed below). Tickets for the original dates will be honored, while new tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster.


    As Kiszka explained in an earlier Instagram post, the postponements will allow him to heal without causing further damage and affecting more shows:

    “During our last show in Bangor, I ruptured an eardrum and upon further evaluation I have just been advised it needs more time to fully heal than initially anticipated. I’m working closely with my team to ensure I get proper rest in order to finish out the year strong.

    We are working on rescheduling these shows and will announce the new dates as soon as possible. If you would still like to attend the show on the new date, simply hold on to your ticket and it will be valid. If you would like a refund, they will be available at the point of purchase as soon as the new dates are announced.

    I’m gutted to have to do this and I cannot begin to express how much I appreciate the love and support you give us every night. It’s devastating me to make this announcement, but know it’s imperative in order to keep performing.

    Thank you for sticking by us through thick and thin and I look forward to seeing all of your lovely faces soon.”

    While Kiszka is known for his glass-shattering high-pitched vocals, his ruptured eardrum was more likely to occur from exposure to a loud noise, as opposed to his own singing. Other causes include an ear infection, a change in air pressure, or a foreign object in the ear.

    Greta Van Fleet still has two shows scheduled for December 9th and 10th in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and will close out the year with a December 16th gig supporting Metallica’s “Helping Hands” benefit concert in Los Angeles. Tickets to those dates can also be purchased via Ticketmaster. Greta Van Fleet have also been announced a support at select shows on Metallica’s 2023-2024 world tour.


    Earlier this year, Greta Van Fleet had to postpone the remainder of their spring tour when guitarist Jake Kiszka battled pneumonia. A number of those dates were rescheduled for the summer and fall.

    See the rescheduled dates, as well as Josh Kiszka’s messages in the Instagram posts below.

    Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include news of Greta Van Fleet’s rescheduled dates.

    Greta Van Fleet’s Rescheduled Dates for 2023:
    03/06 – Jacksonville, FL @ Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
    03/08 – Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Casino
    03/10 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
    03/12 – Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena
    03/13 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
    03/20 – Tucson, AZ @ Tucson Arena
    03/21 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
    03/24 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
    03/28 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center


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