Greta Van Fleet has been on a break-neck schedule for well over a year and a half, and it looks like it’s finally caught up with them.
The band posted to their social media channels today that they are postponing their entire European tour until this Fall citing various health issues, primarily an upper respiratory infection affecting singer Josh Kiszka.
Their statement reads as follows:
“Dear European Fans,
We have some sincerely unfortunate news regarding our upcoming shows February 22 – March 17 and must announce a complete reschedule to this fall.
A year and a half of constant touring has been both invigorating and exhausting. Josh currently has a relentless upper respiratory infection that has not yet had the chance to heal. His doctor has required extended rest as the only path to full recovery.
It now feels necessary for the entire band to recalibrate our balance, both physically and mentally. Rather than continuing on to more performances and exacerbate things further, we have made this decision in order to give you the full Greta Van Fleet experience when we meet again.
All tickets for the upcoming shows in the next month will transfer to the rescheduled dates. There is no need to do anything other than hold on to your current ticket to attend the rescheduled show. Refunds are available at point of purchase should you not be able to attend.
We are heartbroken in sharing this setback with you and hope you can understand this painful decision. It will be extremely satisfying to reconcile this calamity by making the most of our time together in a healthier state. All dates are listed below. For the cities that have not been assigned a date yet, we are waiting on venue availability, but will have them confirmed and announced tomorrow. Every show missed will take place, that is a promise. We are tremendously grateful for your patience.”
GVF’s touring schedule picks back up March 28 with the band’s performance at Lollapalooza Chile. The band returns to touring stateside on May 7 in Miami. A full list of tour dates can be found at GretaVanFleet.com.
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.