Due to a medical issue with Josh Kiszka, Greta Van Fleet had to deliver upsetting news to their fans last week. The concerts set for Raleigh, North Carolina; Greenville, South Carolina; and Jacksonville, Florida were canceled due to the ruptured eardrum of Josh Kiszka which occurred during the Bangor, Maine performance.
Kiszka had expected to be recovered for the shows, but was ultimately advised that he needed more time so as to not cause further damage. Kiszka stated he’s getting an appropriate amount of rest so he can finish the year strong.
In Kiszka’s tweet, he said, “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.”
One good thing about the incident taking place at the Maine show is that there was a scheduled nine-day break between that show and their next concert in North Carolina. This means GVF did not have to cancel more than these three shows. Most fans are supportive of the cancellation and wish Kiszka well. Many commented, giving thanks for the 100% GVF gives their fans at each concert and wishing him a speedy recovery.
While the new show dates have not been announced, tickets purchased for these shows will remain valid. However, if any fan wishes to receive a refund, they can request one as soon as the new dates are announced. As of now, there is not an ETA for when the new show times will be publicized.
Unfortunately, this is not the first cancellation in their North American Dreams in Gold Tour. In March 2022, the band had to cancel eight shows when Jake Kiszka was hospitalized with pneumonia. The Florida concert scheduled for October 22 was cancelled a couple of weeks ago due to Hurricane Ian when the venue became utilized as an emergency shelter. Luckily the music Gods are looking down favorably on all of us as the tour continues.
The Dreams in Gold Tour is in promotion of their 2021 album, “The Battle at Garden’s Gate.” The next show is set to take place this Tuesday in Hollywood, Florida at Hard Rock Live (in Seminole Hard Rock).