Greta Van Fleet have been forced to postpone their entire UK and European tour due to singer Josh Kiszka’s ill health.
The frontman was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection earlier this month which led to the postponement of their shows in Australia.
In a statement issued to fans last night, Greta Van Fleet confirmed that all of their UK and European shows in February and March have also been postponed to allow Josh Kiszka time to recover.
Greta Van Fleet’s UK and Ireland dates in Leeds, Dublin, Glasgow and Newcastle have been rearranged for the first week of November and the Liverpool and Nottingham shows will be rescheduled imminently.
The band’s full statement reads: "Dear European fans, we have some sincerely unfortunate news regarding our upcoming shows February 22 - March 17 and must announce a complete reschedule to this fall.
"A year and a half of constant touring has been both invigorating and exhausting. Josh currently has a relentless upper respiratory infection that has not yet had the chance to heal. His doctor has required extended rest as the only path to full recovery.
"It now feels necessary for the entire band to recalibrate our balance, both physically and mentally. Rather than continuing on to more performances and exacerbate things further, we have made this decision in order to give you the full GRETA VAN FLEET experience when we meet again.
"All tickets for the upcoming shows in the next month will transfer to the rescheduled dates. There is no need to do anything other than hold on to your current ticket to attend the rescheduled show. Refunds are available at point of purchase should you not be able to attend.
"We are heartbroken in sharing this setback with you and hope you can understand this painful decision. It will be extremely satisfying to reconcile this calamity by making the most of our time together in a healthier state. All dates are listed below. For the cities that have not been assigned a date yet, we are waiting on venue availability, but will have them confirmed and announced tomorrow. Every show missed will take place, that is a promise. We are tremendously grateful for your patience."
The rescheduled dates are as follows:
Leeds O2 Academy – 3rd
Dublin Olympia – 4th
Glasgow O2 Academy – 6th
Newcastle O2 Academy – 7th
Liverpool Mountford Hall – TBA
Nottingham Rock City – TBA
In other Greta Van Fleet news, the band came third in the Best International Album category at The Rocks 2019. You can see the full list of winners, and runners up, right here.
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