Greta Van Fleet reschedules shows due to guitarist’s battle with pneumonia
Greta Van Fleet has decided to postpone the rest of her US spring tour as band member Jake Kiszka continues to battle pneumonia. The guitarist returned home after spending four days in hospital, but “the healing process is long and slower than expected”.
Originally, 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 concerts scheduled in a row in their state of origin. Afterwards, the band announced that Josh had largely recovered but Jake had been hospitalized with pneumonia, causing two more shows to be postponed. Now the rest of the spring getaway has been canceled.
As it stands, Greta Van Fleet has only played the first three shows on what was supposed to be a 13-date outing, including the launch show which Result captured in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The three original dates that were postponed have already been rescheduled for August and September, when Greta Van Fleet plans to hit the road for an extensive North American race (tickets available here).
The newly assigned concerts have yet to be rescheduled, but the Madison, Wisconsin show originally scheduled for tomorrow night (March 22) has been canceled altogether due to a planned renovation of the venue later this year.
Update, April 1: All affected concerts, except for the aforementioned canceled show in Madison, Wisconsin, have been postponed. See the revised group itinerary below.
A statement from the band reads:
We are discouraged to announce that the March 22nd – April 2nd shows have to be rescheduled for the health and safety of our brother, Jake.
We recognize how heartbreaking this news is and share your disappointment. Although Jake was discharged after being hospitalized for four days, he is still struggling with pneumonia and its symptoms. The healing process is long and slower than expected. Jake wanted to go ahead, but doctors said it could lead to further complications and a longer recovery.
At this time, we are actively working on the rescheduling and will share information about the new dates as soon as possible. We are determined to play these shows.
To our fans in Madison, WI – unfortunately the March 22 performance has to be canceled due to planned site renovations later this year. However, we love you and your city and will find a way to make it up. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase.
To the fans, friends and family who had planned to travel far and wide to be with us – your unwavering support has not gone unnoticed. We appreciate your dedication, understanding, grace and sympathy.
This is just the start of the tour and it’s important that Jake heals so the rest of Dreams In Gold 2022 can continue as planned throughout the year, starting with South America.
Love and Light, Jake, Josh, Sam and Danny
Greta Van Fleet hopes to resume touring in support of her 2021 album, The Battle of Garden’s Gatewhen they support Metallica for a series of shows in South America starting in late April.
Get tickets for Greta Van Fleet’s upcoming tour dates via ticket masterand see the group’s revised itinerary below.
2022 Greta Van Fleet 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 @ Qualist
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
08/06 – Berlin, Germany @ Waldbühne +
09/06 – Milan, IT @ I-Days
06/11 – Vienna, FR @ Ancient Theater of Vienna
06/14 – Cologne, DE @ Tanzbrunnen
06/15 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jarhunderthalle
06/17 – Landgraaf, Netherlands @ Pinkpop Festival
06/19 – Florence, 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 Omaha Health Center **
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 **
10/08 – Huntington, WV @ Mountain Health Arena **
11/08 – Buffalo, NY @ Highmark Stadium*
08/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park *
08/16 – Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Center #
08/18 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Center #
08/19 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena #
08/22 – Winnipeg, MB @ Canada Life Center #
08/23 – Regina, SK @ Brandt Center #
08/26 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome #
08/27 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place#
08/29 – Kelowna, BC @ Prospera Place #
08/30 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena #
02/09 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
03/09 – 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 $
9/24 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center $
09/27 – Toledo, Ohio @ Huntington Center $
09/28 – Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena $
09/30 – Charlottesville, Va. @ John Paul Jones Arena $
01/10 – Allentown, PA @ PPL Center $
4/10 – Manchester, NH @ SNHU Arena $
05/10 – Albany, NY @ MVP Arena $
07/10 – Uncasville, Connecticut @ Mohegan Sun Arena $
08/10 – Bangor, ME @ Cross Insurance Center $
10/18 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena $
10/19 – Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena %
10/21 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena %
10/22 – Estero, Fla. @ Hertz Arena %
10/25 – Hollywood, Florida @ Hard Rock Live %
10/26 – Tampa, Fla. @ Amalie Arena %
10/28 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center %
10/29 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at BJCC %
01/11 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Arena %
2/11 – Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank Arena %
04/11 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma @ Paycom Center %
05/11 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center %
8/11 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center %
9/11 – Tucson, AZ @ Tucson Arena %
11/11 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center ^
12/11 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center ^
09/12 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena **
10/12 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena **
* = with Metallica
+ = with Foo Fighters
# = with The Pretty Reckless and Hannah Wicklund
$ = with Houndmouth and Robert Finley
% = w/ Durand Jones & The Indications and Crown Lands
^ = with fruit bats and Crown land
** = postponed from spring