Josh Kiszka, the Band’s Lead Singer, Fractured His Eardrum, Forcing Them to Postpone Their Next Shows!
Three of Greta Van Fleet’s performances had to be postponed because frontman Josh Kiszka experienced an eardrum rupture. On October 8, the singer suffered an eardrum rupture while performing with the band in Bangor, Maine.
The band has now disclosed that the events booked for this week in Raleigh, Greenville, and Jacksonville will need to be rescheduled.
Josh Kiszka Ruptured his Eardrum During a Concert
Greta Van Fleet is presently finalizing the dates and will make the updated schedule available shortly. Continue reading to learn more about the change.
— Greta Van Fleet (@GretaVanFleet) October 17, 2022
On the band’s social media pages, Josh posted a statement outlining his condition and their choice to cancel future shows.
Fans will Have the Option of a Refund
The statement continued, “It is with our hearts that we must reschedule our gigs this coming week in Raleigh, Greenville, and Jacksonville.
I perforated my eardrum during our most recent performance in Bangor, and I recently learned that it will take longer than expected to properly heal. In order to get the rest, I need to finish the year strong, I’m working closely with my team to make sure I do. We are attempting to reschedule these performances, and we’ll make the new dates known as soon as we can, he continued.
Josh also said that concertgoers who wish to attend the shows on the new dates should hold onto their tickets. Once the new dates are revealed, others will receive a refund. Hold onto your ticket and it will still be good if you still want to see the show on the new date. As soon as the new dates are revealed, you will be able to request a refund at the place of purchase, Josh wrote.
Greta Van Fleet is on a Tour in Support of their Second Album
Writing, “I’m gutted to have to do this and I cannot begin to convey how much I appreciate the love and support you give us every night,” the singer further revealed how devastated he was about making the decision. Making this revelation is upsetting for me, but I know I must in order to keep performing.
I appreciate all of you sticking with us through good times and bad, and I hope to see all of your wonderful faces soon, he said. In their remarks, fans expressed their worry about the singer’s health and their wishes for his recovery.
The band is presently on tour in support of The Battle At Garden’s Gate, their second album, which received accolades upon release last year. The album topped multiple charts, including Billboard Rock Album, Billboard Hard Rock Album, Billboard Vinyl Album, Billboard Top Album Sales, and Billboard 200, where it also debuted in the Top 10.
This year’s tour began in March with a performance at Kalamazoo’s Wings Event Center. On October 25, Greta Van Fleet—which consists of the Kiszka brothers, Josh, Jake, and Sam—and drummer Danny Wagner—will take the stage at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida.