Fresh off the heels of their “A Night of Revelry Tour,” Greta Van Fleet is set to embark on a massive world tour, bringing the young rockers to stages across North America next spring.
The North American leg of the “March of the Peaceful Army Tour” will launch May 7th in Miami, FL before taking the Michigan natives to a dozen cities including Atlanta, Charlotte, Baltimore, and Queens. A final performance in Madison, WI will wrap things up on June 4.
“It is with immense enthusiasm we now announce the 'March of the Peaceful Army Tour,'” the guys shared in a post to social media. “We embark early next year and are thrilled to start the next chapter of our journey with you.”
The massive “March of the Peaceful Army Tour” will include stops in several countries across the globe including Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Italy and England before the final North American leg.
The tour will be in support of GVF’s upcoming debut album Anthem of the Peaceful Army. The album has been previewed by the release of three successful singles including “Lover, Leaver (Taker, Believer),” “When the Curtain Falls,” and “Watching Over.”
Anthem of the Peaceful Army comes after the group’s breakthrough success with a pair of 2017 EPs, spawning two number one hits with “Highway Tune” and “Safari Song.”
“Rock & roll to us is liberation,” singer Josh Kiszka recently shared in an interview. “A reminder that we as human beings have a voice. But I don’t want people to hear me talking about rock & roll and think I mean the kind of shit they’re putting out now.”
"I think there's some maturity on the album that you can hear, musically,” Kiszka continued. “We were able to take our time and try new arrangements and new writing techniques. I think we've become a lot more savvy in the studio as well, so a lot of that will translate to the album. It's very energetic and aggressive."
Anthem of the Peaceful Army is due for release on October 19.
Who Is Greta Van Fleet?
Greta Van Fleet took the rock world by storm when they stepped onto the scene as young teens in the mid-2010s. A true family affair, the quartet is made up of brothers Jake, Josh and Sam Kiszka, alongside friend and drummer Danny Wagner. GVF skyrocketed to stardom in 2017 following the release of their hit single “Highway Tune.” The track appeared in an episode of Showtime’s Shameless, driving it up the charts and landing the guys spots in everything from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to a private performance at Elton John's Oscar Party. Their second EP, From the Fires, followed later that year, topping Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart and driving the group into global success. GVF’s sound has often been compared to that of legendary rock group Led Zeppelin, most notably for vocals from Josh Kiszka that echo uncannily in the footsteps of Zep front man Robert Plant. Plant himself has cited the rockers as one of his favorite young and rising bands. Although easily comparable to Plant and Zeppelin, Josh has stated that he drew on several of his favorite classic artists for influence, with the band citing The Who, Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards as inspirations for their hard-hitting sound as well.