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Armed with a Top 15 single at Active Rock and Mainstream Rock radio, just named YouTube’s “Artist On The Rise” for the band’s gritty and infectious debut track “Highway Tune” (more than 400,000 plays since mid-April), and a group conviction to bring rock’n’roll back to the mainstream, red-hot breaking band announces a three-week, U.S. headline tour starting August 15 in Columbus, Ohio.  In addition to these tour dates, the band – brothers Josh (vocals), Jake (guitars), and Sam Kiszka (bass, keyboards) and close friend Danny Wagner (drums) – will play a special Los Angeles performance (open to the public) at The Viper Room on Tuesday, July 25.  The full itinerary is below, and tickets are on sale now.  Go to gretavanfleet.com for all ticketing details.

’s music is high-energy, sweaty, sexy rock’n’roll loaded with attitude, bravado, killer musical chops and a singer whose voice will drop your jaw.  In answer to today’s turbulent and uncertain world, ’s music is infused with the simple message of peace, love and unity.  “It’s important for all of us to personally identify with what we’re doing,” Jake says, “to have our music stand for something and affect people in a positive way.  We’d love for anyone who comes to our concerts to take that positive energy generated back out into the world and make it their own.”

On these headline dates, fans can expect to hear all four songs from ’s critically-praised debut EP Black Smoke Rising (Lava Records, April 21) as well as selections from the 25-plus additional songs already written, many already recorded.  “Each of our songs has its own gravity,” Jake adds, “and we’re really excited for people to hear the diversity of more than just the four songs that have been released.”

With more headline and festival dates to be added, the confirmed itinerary for Greta Van Fleet is as follows:

July

 1    Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI**

 3    Nat’l Cherry Festival, Traverse City, MI**

14   Red River Valley Fair, West Fargo, ND**

25   The Viper Room, Los Angeles, CA*

 

August

15   The Basement, Columbus, OH*

16   Madison Live, Covington, KY  (Cincinnati)*

18   Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH*

19   Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA

21   Great Scott, Allston, MA (Boston)*

24   Mercury Lounge, New York, NY*

25   Chandler Lobby & Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA*

26   DC9, Washington, D.C.*

28   Pour House Music Hall, Raleigh, NC*

29   Visulite Theatre, Charlotte, NC*

30   Earl Restaurant & Lounge, Atlanta, GA*

31   Capone’s, Johnson City, TN*

 

September

 2    Ballpark Village, St. Louis, MO (supporting The Struts)

 3    High Watt, Nashville, TN*

30   WJJO – Sonic Boom Festival, Janesville, WI**

 

October

 1   Louder Than Life, Louisville, KY**

 6   Main Street Armory, Rochester, NY  (supporting Hallstorm)

 7   Rock Allegiance, Camden, NJ**

15  Houston Open Air, Houston, TX**

21  Aftershock Festival, Sacramento, CA**

 

* headline date

** festival

 

ABOUT GRETA VAN FLEET:

Greta Van Fleet is four young men, two are 18 (Danny Wagner/drums and Sam Kiszka/bass & keyboards), two just turned 21 (Josh Kiszka/vocals, Jake Kiszka/guitars); three are brothers, two of them are twins, and one best friend, all from the idyllic Michigan village of Frankenmuth (pop. 5000).  They write and perform all of their own music; influences are varied, much of them rooted in their parents’ vast vinyl collections – Jimi Hendrix, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Tchaikovsky, John Lee Hooker, The Who, and the Yardbirds, as well as Robert Frost, “The Lord of The Rings,” “Apocalypse Now,” and Ernest Hemingway.  Greta Van Fleet sound the way they sound, they play the way they play; what makes Greta Van Fleet’s sound their own is that it’s rooted in the band’s own collective truth.

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