Greta Van Fleet has been forced to postpone a trio of shows after singer Josh Kiszka ruptured his eardrum during a show in Bangor, Maine earlier this month. “It is with a heavy heart that we have to postpone our shows for the coming week,” the band wrote in a statement.
“During our last show in Bangor [on Oct. 8], I have ruptured an eardrum and upon further investigation I have just been informed that it will take more time to fully heal than originally thought. I am working closely with my team to ensure I recover properly to end the year strong.” The group said they are working to move the dates back as soon as possible.
The affected shows were scheduled for Tuesday (October 18) in Raleigh, North Carolina, Wednesday (October 19) in Greenville, South Carolina and October 21 in Jacksonville, Florida. “I’m disappointed to have to do this and I can’t express how much I appreciate the love and support you guys show us every night,” Kiszka told fans. “It’s devastating to make this announcement, but I have to know it’s essential to keep performing.” The band encouraged fans who wish to see them to keep their tickets or request a refund upon purchase.
According to GVF’s updated tour schedule, their next date will be October 25th at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida; At press time, it was unclear if an announced show was still going on October 22 in Estero, Fla. at Hertz Arena.
Back in March, the band had postponed the eight remaining dates of their Dreams in Gold tour after guitarist Jake Kiszka was hospitalized with pneumonia.
See the band’s post below.