Greta Van Fleet postpones US spring tour as guitarist recovers
Greta Van Fleet has postponed her entire US spring tour as guitarist Jake Kiszka continues to recover from a severe bout of pneumonia.
“We are discouraged to announce that the March 22nd – April 2nd shows have to be rescheduled for the health and safety of our brother, Jake,” a statement from the band said. “We recognize how heartbreaking this news is and share your disappointment. Although Jake was discharged after being hospitalized for four days, he is still struggling with pneumonia and its symptoms. The healing process is long and slower than expected. Jake wanted to go ahead, but doctors said it could lead to further complications and a longer recovery.
The band further noted that they are “actively working” on rescheduling the rescheduled dates, stating that they are “determined to play these shows”.
Greta Van Fleet only had three performances in their 2022 tour when Jake and her brother, lead singer Josh Kiszka, both contracted the disease. Although Josh’s symptoms were mild, Jake’s were more severe and required hospitalization.
The band initially postponed three shows before opting to delay the entire US leg of their tour.
“This is just the start of the tour and it’s important that Jake heals so the rest of Dreams In Gold 2022 can continue as planned throughout the year, starting with South America,” said the group said in a statement.
Greta Van Fleet is now set to return to the stage on April 27 at Metallica’s opening act in Santiago, Chile. The band’s full statement can be seen below.
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