Greta Van Fleet have shared their first new photo since being forced to cancel and postpone several shows due to Josh Kiszka’s health issues.
Greta Van Fleet tweeted a new photo with the caption, “Fully recovered and laying groundwork.”
Greta Van Fleet recently confirmed that they will return to the United Kingdom after being forced to postpone numerous shows.
Greta Van Fleet previously had announced, “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,” the statement continues.
“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.
“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.”
Greta Van Fleet were recently interviewed by Forbes, and revealed how that have managed to hold it together despite pressure on an ‘exhausting’ tour, which they recently got a break from due to Josh Kiszka’s health issues.
Lead singer Josh Kiszka described the tour as “exhausting” and “nonstop” albeit admitting it will be easier to process when they get out of the “raging storm.” Josh’s twin brother and lead guitarist Jake Kiszka said it had been unexpectedly “long and difficult” but contrasted that with the “grandeur of being able to play in front of people who are coming to see you, to affect them and to continue to hone our performance and evolve ourselves musically.”
They have gotten to a point of being used to large crowds screaming their names in what drummer Daniel Wagner describes as a “whole different ball game.” However, getting to that point required overcoming pressures that have mounted as they have moved towards a higher profile and visibility.
“The one thing I myself have learned about pressure is it is conquerable. When this all happened it happened so quickly, your lifestyle immediately changes. I’m 19 and I’m in this crazy world,” Wagner said. “Unconsciously, yes, the pressure builds up. You really have to just get through it, we had to do it together, all four of us. Then you are conquering it and pressure isn’t even a thing anymore.”
Fully recovered and laying groundwork. pic.twitter.com/jQeeYsQk2V
— Greta Van Fleet (@GretaVanFleet) March 13, 2019