Greta Van Fleet made their Saturday Night Live debut this past weekend and rocked the stage at Studio 8H.
Performing ‘Black Smoke Rising’ and ‘You’re the One’ on the big stage, two tracks from their new debut album Anthem of the Peaceful Army, the Kiszka brothers and drummer Danny Wagner killed it. It’s no surprise that Greta Van Fleet is arguably the most exciting act in rock today.
Watch Greta Van Fleet’s SNL performances of ‘You’re the One’ and ‘Black Smoke Rising’ below.
Just days away from the release of their highly anticipated debut album, Anthem of the Peaceful Army, Michigan rockers Greta Van Fleet closed out the current leg of their headlining tour at The Sylvee, Madison’s brand new music venue. With a sold-out crowd, lead singer Josh Kiszka, brothers Jake and Sam on guitar and drummer Danny Wagner were all poised to deliver an energetic performance that would set the standard at The Sylvee for all bands that will soon follow.
Thursday night was a night for celebration for many reasons. Not only is rock’s biggest emerging band days away from their debut’s release date, while also capping off the current leg of their tour, but the band had also just announced its big North American tour for 2019, a tour which will also make its final appearance at Wisconsin’s capital city, this time across the street at the Breese Stevens Field. Many fans in Madison got their first taste of Greta Van Fleet live last evening, and without a doubt a majority of yesterday’s crowd will return for Round 2 next summer.
So as the general admission venue filled up and the audience filled their stomachs with a custom locally brewed Greta Van Fleet American Pale Ale, the Kiszka brothers and Wagner greeted the crowd with their breakout single and everyone’s favorite, ‘Highway Tune’.
And while it’s hard to imagine how a performance could possible go up-hill form there, Greta Van Fleet managed to pull it off with ‘Edge of Darkness’ which continued for nearly 10-minutes and featured a show-stopping guitar solo from Jake Kiszka and ended with Josh breaking his tambourine over his knee before throwing the pieces into the crowd for a few lucky fans. The track alone made the night feel like it would never end, and the crowd certainly didn’t want it to.
Throughout the night, Greta Van Fleet teased their new album while taking brief breaks between songs to talk to the crowd. “We’re not gonna lie, this is one of the greatest audiences we’ve ever seen,” Josh told the crowd after ‘You’re The One’, a new record from their upcoming album.
And not only was it a great audience, but it was an especially diverse audience, proving that Greta Van Fleet’s music casts a wide net and is for anyone to enjoy. The front row was filled with middle aged men and women who likely grew up on hard rock while also mixed with college kids who walked to the venue from their campus apartments. Nothing brings people together like music.
As the night went on, the crowd watched in awe as Greta Van Fleet showed off their veteran talents and stage presence, despite being less than a week away from their first full length project and barely old enough to drink their own custom ale. Then, to cap off an already memorable night, Greta Van Fleet said goodbye to their Madison fans with performances of ‘Black Smoke Rising’ and ‘Safari Song’.
Although Badger fans won’t be rooting for anything Michigan related this weekend, as the University of Wisconsin football team faces Michigan in Ann Arbor, Wisconsin is all in on Greta Van Fleet, as is the rest of the music world. The band is easy to root for, and whether or not hard rock is you go-to genre of choice, you can’t help but be impressed by Greta Van Fleet’s revival of a nostalgic sound from decades past.
As more people become aware of the awesomeness that is Greta Van Fleet, the only question that remains is will the Breese Steven Field be a big enough venue for the band by the time summer comes along?
Check out our photos from last night’s performance below and get your tickets for Greta Van Fleet’s 2019 tour here.
With Michigan’s Greta Van Fleet set to conclude their current tour tomorrow night at Madison’s brand new venue, The Sylvee, the emerging rockers have just announced their 2019 North American tour, which will also conclude at Wisconsin’s capital city.
Kicking off on May 7th in Miami, Greta Van Fleet will make stops in Atlanta, Raleigh, Orlando, Toronto, New York and more throughout the summer. You can expect performances from Greta Van Fleet’s forthcoming debut LP, Anthem of the Peaceful Army, currently scheduled for an October 19th release.
Check out the dates and locations for Greta Van Fleet’s 2019 North American tour below.
Every since their breakout hit ‘Highway Tune’, fans have been patiently awaiting a full length debut from Michigan rockets Greta Van Fleet. Well that day is about to come as Kiszka brothers and drummer Danny Wagner announced the release date and title for their debut album.
Titled the “Anthem of the Peaceful Army”, the highly anticipated project will release on October 19th via Lava/Republic Records. Fans can pre-order the album now and listen to the album’s fourth track, ‘Watching Over’.
Listen to a preview of ‘Mariners Apartment Complex’ below.
Greta Van Fleet has released its brand new music video for their new single ‘When The Curtain Falls’, which was released earlier this summer and is the first track since the Michigan rocker’s 2017 EP, From The Fires.
After catching the band’s performances at a number of summer music festivals, it’s obvious that Greta Van Fleet is here to say. If you’re one who frequently complains about today’s music and wishes the sounds of decades past would return, than Greta Van Fleet is the band for you!
Watch Greta Van Fleet’s new music video for ‘When The Curtain Falls’ below.
Las Vegas’ iHeartRadio Music Festival revealed the lineup for it’s 2018 Daytime Stage and it has something for everyone!
Everything from rock, rap, country and pop, fans at the Daytime Stage on September 22nd will see performances from Dua Lipa, Bazzi, Dustin Lynch, 5 Seconds of Summer, Lil Uzi Vert, Belly, Bobby Bones and The Raging Idiots and Greta Van Fleet. Tickets for the Daytime Stage will go on sale Thursday, May 3rd (1PM EST) at iHeartRadio.com.