Greta Van Fleet had to postpone three of their shows as vocalist Josh Kiszka suffered a ruptured eardrum. The singer got his eardrum ruptured during the band’s concert in Bangor, Maine, on October 8.
The group has now announced that their concerts in Raleigh, Greenville, and Jacksonville, which were supposed to take place this week, will have to be rescheduled. Greta Van Fleet is still working on the dates and will announce the new schedule soon. Read on to know more about the development.
Josh Kiszka Ruptured his Eardrum During Concert
Josh has released a statement on the band’s social media pages, announcing his ailment and their decision to postpone the upcoming concerts. “To our fans in Raleigh, Greenville and Jacksonville, It’s with a heavy heart that we must reschedule our shows this upcoming week,” read the statement.
— Greta Van Fleet (@GretaVanFleet) October 17, 2022
“During our last show in Bangor, I ruptured an eardrum and upon further evaluation I have just been advised it needs more time to fully heal than initially anticipated. I’m working closely with my team to ensure I get proper rest in order to finish out the year strong. We are working on rescheduling these shows and will announce the new dates as soon as possible,” he added.
Fans will Have the Option of a Refund
Josh added that those fans who want to attend the concerts on rescheduled dates, can hold onto the tickets. Others will be given a refund once the new dates are announced. “If you would still like to attend the show on the new date, simply hold on to your ticket and it will be valid. If you would like a refund, they will be available at the point of purchase as soon as the new dates are announced,” wrote Josh.
The singer further expressed how devastated he was making the announcement, writing, “I’m gutted to have to do this and I cannot begin to express how much I appreciate the love and support you give us every night. It’s devastating me to make this announcement, but know it’s imperative in order to keep performing.”
“Thank you for sticking by us through thick and thin and I look forward to seeing all of your lovely faces soon,” he concluded. Fans expressed their concern over the singer’s health and wished for his recovery in their comments.
Greta Van Fleet are on a Tour in Support of their Second Album
The band is currently on tour in support of their second album, The Battle At Garden’s Gate, which released last year to wide acclaim. The album topped several charts, reaching No. 1 on Billboard Rock Album, No. 1 on Billboard Hard Rock Album, No. 1 on Billboard Vinyl Album, No. 2 on Billboard Top Album Sales, and among the Top 10 on Billboard 200.
The tour kicked off in March this year with a concert at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo. Greta Van Fleet, which comprises the Kiszka brothers: Josh, Jake, and Sam, along with drummer Danny Wagner, will be performing next at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida, on October 25.
We wish Josh Kiszka a speedy recovery! Stay tuned for more news and updates.