Greta Van Fleet’s Jake Kiszka Hospitalized With Pneumonia
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Greta Van Fleet announced that they are rescheduling several shows on the first leg of their Dreams in Gold North America tour after guitarist Jake Kiszka was hospitalized with pneumonia last week.
Jake’s brother and lead singer Josh Kiszka have also suffered from the illness, but has now recovered. However, Jake’s diagnosis was “more complex” according to the band’s statement on Thursday.
Shows in Flint and Ypsilanti, Michigan on March 16 and 17 were postponed after the Kiszka brothers had both fallen ill. While shows on March 23 through April 2 will be rescheduled.
Sadly, the band’s set in Madison, WI scheduled for March 22 has been canceled entirely due to venue renovations later this year. The current dates support the band’s second album, 2021’s The Battle at Garden’s Gate.
Greta Van Fleet’s statement would read as follows:
“We are disheartened to announce that the shows from March 22nd through April 2nd must be rescheduled for the health and safety of our brother, Jake. We recognize how upsetting this news is and share your disappointment. While Jake has been discharged after being hospitalized for four days, he still [is] struggling with pneumonia and its symptoms. The healing process is long and slower than anticipated. Jake wanted to push through, however, doctors have advised doing so could potentially lead to further complications and a longer recovery.”
Continuing the band stated:
“However, we love you and your city and will find a way to make it up to you. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase. To the fans, friends, and family that planned to travel to great lengths to be with us – your unwavering support has not gone unnoticed. We appreciate your dedication, understanding, grace, and sympathy.”
“This is only the beginning of the tour and it is important for Jake to heal so the rest of Dreams in Gold 2022 can continue as planned through the rest of the year, starting in South America.”