Saturday, June 24, 2017

GRETA VAN FLEET'S DEBUT SINGLE "HIGHWAY TUNE"


GVF SOARS ONTO ACTIVE ROCK RADIO'S TOP 20 CHART
Band Kicks Off Summer Tour

YOU ARE GOING TO NEED LOUD SPEAKERS!

L-R:  Sam Kiszka, Josh Kiszka, Danny Wagner, Jake Kiszka
Photo credit:  Michael Lavine
LOS ANGELES, CA -- June 19, 2017 -- After being the #1 Most Added Track at Active Rock Radio last week, "Highway Tune," the debut single from the much-buzzed about new band Greta Van Fleet, lands in the Top 20 this week, coming in at #19 on MediaBase's Active Rock Airplay Chart, up from #24.  In addition, "Highway Tune" vaulted up 11 places on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Chart last week to #25, is currently #16 on SiriusXM's Octane channel and enters its eighth week in Hyper Rotation.  "Highway Tune," from Greta Van Fleet's debut EP Black Smoke Rising (Lava Records, released April 21), is off to an impressive start.

Following the band's first-ever concert tour in May comprised of six dates with The Struts, Greta Van Fleet has headed back out on the road, playing a series of headline dates and summer/fall festivals that include stops at Shake The Lake in Madison (June 24), Milwaukee's Summerfest (July 1), Red River Valley Fair (July 14), Louisville's Louder Than Life (October 1), the Rock Allegiance in Camden, NJ (October 7), Houston Open Air (October 15) and  Sacramento's Aftershock Festival (October 21).  

With many more to be announced, confirmed tour dates for Greta Van Fleet are as follows:

June
22   The Hi-Fi, Indianapolis, IN  (headline)
23   Route 20 Outhouse, Sturtevant, WI (headline)
24   Shake the Lake, Madison, WI

July
 1    Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI
 3    Nat'l Cherry Festival, Traverse City, MI
14   Red River Valley Fair, West Fargo, ND

September
30   WJJO - Sonic Boom Festival, Janesville, WI

October
 1   Louder Than Life, Louisville, KY
 7   Rock Allegiance, Camden, NJ
15  Houston Open Air, Houston, TX
21  Aftershock Festival, Sacramento, CA


ABOUT GRETA VAN FLEET:
Greta Van Fleet is four young men, two are 18 (Danny Wagner/drums and Sam Kiszka/bass & keyboards), two just turned 21 (Josh Kiszka/vocals, Jake Kiszka/guitars); three are brothers, two of them are twins, and one best friend, all from the idyllic Michigan village of Frankenmuth (pop. 5000).  They write and perform all of their own music; influences are varied, much of them rooted in their parents' vast vinyl collections - Jimi Hendrix, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Tchaikovsky, John Lee Hooker, The Who, and the Yardbirds, as well as Robert Frost, "The Lord of The Rings," "Apocalypse Now," and Ernest Hemingway.  Greta Van Fleet sound the way they sound, they play the way they play; what makes Greta Van Fleet's sound their own is that it's rooted in the band's own collective truth.
All four band members are high energy, intelligent, adventurous, well-read and laser-focused on their art.  They were raised in homes that encouraged creativity and exploration, and maintaining the integrity of their own, personal paths.  And, they've got a very 60's/70s-era message of love and peace and co-existence that they want to get out through their music.  

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