Greta Van Fleet singer having difficulty hearing, band postpones more concerts

Greta Van Fleet lead singer, Josh Kiszka, says he is having difficulty hearing as he continues to recover from a ruptured eardrum. He announced on the band’s social media channels a short time ago that, because of his health, the band has postponed upcoming concerts this week in Hollywood, FL and Tampa, FL.

The postponements come after the rockers from Frankenmuth announced the postponements of concerts last week in Raleigh, NC, Greenville, SC and Jacksonville, FL.

Greta Van Fleet has been on their “Dreams In Gold” tour since March. Kiszka says he ruptured his eardrum during their concert on October 8 in Bangor, Maine and says it’s really bothering him.

“I’ve been experiencing this situation in my left ear and it’s caused plenty of infections, tinnitus (ringing in the ear) and hearing difficulty,” Kiszka told fans on social media. “It’s hard to hear myself, it’s hard to hear the other guys on the stage and in the room. When we take the stage, you really aim to give you an extraordinary performance and pull something deep within us and it’s a whole meditative process and I’m just not really physically able to do that right now. “

The band says it is working on rescheduling these five concerts and will announce new dates soon. Those who would like to attend the new dates can simply hold onto their tickets. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase for those who want one.

“I realize this is probably really hard timing for a lot of you and really really frustrating and it’s extraordinarily frustrating and disappointing for us to have to do that,” Kiszka added about the postponements. “I am extremely sorry to all of you for this situation.”

Greta Van Fleet kicked off this tour at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo on March 10 followed by concerts in Grand Rapids on March 12 and at the Dow Event Center in Saginaw on March 13.

They were supposed to then perform two more home state concerts in Flint and Ypsilanti before illnesses forced them to reschedule them, but production issues forced them to be canceled.

The band has no more Michigan concerts on their schedule. Their next show is scheduled for Friday, October 28 in Charlotte, NC.


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