Greta Van Fleet drummer Danny Wagner wrote on Instagram, “As this Pride Month comes to a close, I want to take a moment to show my appreciation and admiration for the LGBTQ+ community. From Elton John to Brandi Carlile, members of the LGBTQ+ community have had a profound impact on music, culture, and the world as we know it. They’ve paved the way for generations to come, and those generations will continue to pave the way for the next generation. This month, and every month, hold your head up high and be proud to express your truest self.”
Greta Van Fleet recently had some sad news for the fans. It has been revealed that the band was forced to cancel its performance tonight on Friday, July 1 at the Rock Werchter festival in Werchter, Belgium after a member of the band tested positive for the virus owing to the global pandemic.
Greta Van Fleet issues a statement
Earlier today, Greta Van Fleet released the following statement via social media: “To our beautiful fans in Belgium, Unfortunately a member of the band has tested positive for the virus and we will not be able to perform at Rock Werchter tonight. We are absolutely gutted to have made it through our entire European tour and not be able to play this last show. We will do our best to make it back to your remarkable country soon. With Love, Josh, Jake, Sam, and Daniel”.
Greta Van Fleet supported Metallica on February 25 in Las Vegas and recently announced two additional dates with the California metal giants. The group is currently touring in support of their acclaimed sophomore album, “The Battle At Garden’s Gate”, released last year to extensive chart and critical success.
The album debuted at No. 1 Billboard Rock Album, No. 1 Billboard Hard Rock Album, No. 1 Billboard Vinyl Album, No. 2 Billboard Top Album Sales and in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200. The album currently has 275,000 in sales, with streaming numbers at 200 million and continuing to climb.
It was back in March when Greta Van Fleet had announced new arena shows for this fall. Kicking off August 16 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, the band will make stops in 42 cities across the U.S. and Canada.
Greta Van Fleet will be joined by a host of acclaimed artists on its fall tour, including The Pretty Reckless, Houndmouth, Durand Jones & The Indications, Fruit Bats , Robert Finley, Crown Lands and Hannah Wicklund.
You can check out the band’s official statement below:
— Greta Van Fleet (@GretaVanFleet) July 1, 2022