These upcoming tour dates are in support of the band's debut EP Black Smoke Rising (released April 21 on Lava Records) and first single, "Highway Tune," that impacts rock radio on Monday, June 5. But radio has not waited for the label's green light to program the track; "Highway Tune" is already being played on 29 rock and alternative stations across the country, and made its MediaBase debut this week at #45, a week before the track is serviced to radio. Two weeks ago,"Highway Tune" debuted at #59 on Detroit's powerhouse WRIF-FM playlist; last week it skyrocketed to #5, this week it's occupying the #4 spot. In addition, "Highway Tune" has been in "Hyper Rotation" at SiriusXM's Octane for weeks. Greta Van Fleet has also been confirmed to guest on the syndicated radio programs "Sixx Sense," "Jonesy's Jukebox," "2 Hours w/ Matt Pinfield," and the "Mancow Morning Show."
And, fan-driven, street press is all over the track, the EP and the band.
With many more dates coming, Greta Van Fleet's confirmed itinerary is as follows:
9 Ribfest Chicago, Chicago, IL
11 Riverbend Festival, Chattanooga, TN
17 Off-Road Festival, Carson City, NV
22 The Hi-Fi, Indianapolis, IN (headline)
23 Route 20 Outhouse, Sturtevant, WI (headline)
24 Shake the Lake, Madison, WI
1 Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI
3 Nat'l Cherry Festival, Traverse City, MI
14 Red River Valley Fair, West Fargo, ND
30 WJJO - Sonic Boom Festival, Janesville, WI
1 Louder Than Life, Louisville, KY
7 Rock Allegiance, Camden, NJ
ABOUT GRETA VAN FLEET: Greta Van Fleet is four young men, two are 18, two just turned 21; 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.
Photo credit: Michael Lavine