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Power-posing Greta Van Fleet gets ready to rock Fort Worth on new world tour
Classic rock-influenced band Greta Van Fleet confused and inspired many when they debuted in 2012. Fusing Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, and even The Doors, the young act from Michigan dripped with a bombastic, bluesy, stadium rock vibe that didn't exactly jibe with pop acts their age.
Now, the band consisting of brothers Jake, Josh, and Sam Kiszka plus Daniel Wagner boast a legion of diehard fans, a Grammy Award, and are set to launch a highly anticipated third studio album, Starcatcher, slated to drop July 21. Fans can catch the quartet when they hit Fort Worth's Dickies Arena on July 27 — just days after the Starcatcher release date — on the appropriately titled Starcatcher World Tour.
They're also hitting Houston's Toyota Center on July 28 — the only other Texas tour stop. The tour kicks off in Nashville on July 24 and will dot the globe before finally ending in Portugal in December. GVF (as they're known) will tour with Icelandic stud rockers Kaleo, plus Surf Curse, Mt. Joy, and Black Honey in support.
Tickets will be available for the Electric Tomb Presale beginning at 10 am Wednesday, April 19. Expect more presale opportunities ahead of the general onsale starting at 10 am Friday, April 21. Score tickets and more Starcatcher World Tour information here.
Legendary among fans for their frenetic live shows, Greta Van Fleet has sold more than 1 million concert tickets worldwide and come with a host of accolades for their 2021 sophomore album, The Battle at Garden’s Gate. Debuting as Billboard's No. 1 Rock Album, The Battle at Garden’s Gate was also named Billboard's No. 1 Hard Rock Album, Vinyl Album, and ranked No. 2 in the Top Album Sales category. The band landed their first Grammy Award for their 2017 EP, From The Fires.
Known for brash, rock 'n' rollin', give zero effs showmanship, the band isn't without controversy: lead singer Josh Kiszka sparked a hashtag campaign (#SpeakUpGVF) for what many considered was his cultural appropriation of Indigenous culture — namely his on-stage costuming. Kiszka took to Instagram to acknowledge the controversy.
No telling if the band will prompt new hashtag campaigns: perhaps regarding which politician they'd like to drop acid with?
Here are the current Starcatcher World Tour dates:
July 24—Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena*
July 27—Fort Worth, TX—Dickies Arena*
July 28—Houston —Toyota Center*
July 31—Denver, CO—Ball Arena*
August 2—Salt Lake City, UT—Vivint Arena*
August 4—Seattle, WA—Climate Pledge Arena*
August 5—Portland, OR—Veterans Memorial Coliseum*
August 8—Oakland, CA—Oakland Arena*
August 10—Los Angeles, CA—The Kia Forum*
August 12—Las Vegas, NV—T-Mobile Arena*
September 3—St. Paul, MN—Xcel Energy Center†
September 6—Chicago, IL—Allstate Arena†
September 8—Detroit, MI—Little Caesars Arena†
September 11—Washington DC—Capital One Arena†
September 12—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden†
September 15—Boston, MA—TD Garden†
September 16-17—Asbury Park, NJ—Sea Hear Now Festival 2023
September 19—Philadelphia, PA—Wells Fargo Center†
September 22—Indianapolis, IN—Gainbridge Fieldhouse†
September 23—Cleveland, OH—Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse†
November 6—Hamburg, Germany—Sporthalle^
November 8—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Ziggo Dome^
November 9—Paris, France—Accor Arena^
November 12—Brussels, Belgium—Forest National^
November 14—London, UK—OVO Arena Wembley^
November 16—Dublin, Ireland—3Arena^
November 19—Manchester, UK—AO Arena^
November 20—Glasgow, UK—OVO Hydro^
November 26—Copenhagen, Denmark—Forum+
November 28—Munich, Germany—Zenith+
November 30—Bologna, Italy—Unipol Arena+
December 3—Barcelona, Spain—Sant Jordi Club+
December 4—Madrid, Spain—WiZink Center+
December 6—Lisbon, Portugal—Campo Pequeno+
†with Surf Curse
^with Mt. Joy
+with Black Honey