Friday, March 18, 2022

Greta Van Fleet postpone shows as guitarist hospitalized

Greta Van Fleet have been forced to postpone a series of US dates after a pair of band members fell ill this week, with guitarist Jake Kiszka hospitalized with a case of pneumonia.

“We’re heartbroken to share that both Jake and [singer] Josh [Kiska] woke up ill this morning,” announced the group on social media on March 16. “While Covid has been ruled out, after medical consultation, we unfortunately must reschedule tonight’s show in Flint and tomorrow’s show in Ypsilanti to the fall.

"This has been the most uplifting and magnificent start to a tour, so we are disappointed to make this announcement. We plan to resume the Dreams In Gold 2022 tour in Huntington, WV on March 19. Thank you for your grace, understanding and support.”

Greta Van Fleet shared an update the following day, writing “While Josh has mostly recovered, Jake’s diagnosis is more complex. What started as a small cough on Tuesday rapidly progressed overnight requiring his admission to the hospital yesterday. The last 24 hours have been arduous as doctors were unsure of the exact illness. Fortunately, after further evaluation, they are confident in their diagnosis of pneumonia and an optimal course of treatment has been determined.

“We are grateful for your kindness and appreciate your positive support during this difficult time. We promise to give you the most up to date information as the situation progresses."

Greta Van Fleet have rescheduled the three concerts: the Huntington, WV show will now take place on August 10, the Flint appearance will happen on September 13, while Ypsilanti is set for September 13; original tickets for all events remain valid for the new dates.

The Michigan band have been on the road playing shows in support of their latest album, “The Battle At Garden’s Gate.”

Greta Van Fleet are currently scheduled to resume the North American trek in Madison, WI on March 22.

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