After their first worldwide tour, March of the Peaceful Army, which was completely sold-out in the U.S., Greta Van Fleet proved theirselves as exceptional live performers. As now GRAMMY laureates, the “March” turned skeptics into believers and everyone else eager for more live experiences.
After long months of obligatory non-touring, Greta was one of the first who pleased their audience with announcing a new tour along with releasing their second album, The Battle At Garden’s Gate. Two dates were hosted in Los Angeles on the 26th and 27th of October at The Greek Theatre — both sold-out.
The location was very suitable for the band’s whole aesthetic.
First of all, it’s necessary to thank all most sincerely for the opening part of the show! Nashville-based Devon Gilfillian and South Carolina’s Marcus King Band astonished audience members with their sets. It’s always a pleasure to watch a high-end performance like this! When you discover such talented and virtuoso musicians before seeing your headliner, you already know it’s a great night.
Greta Van Fleet started their show with hit songs from the first album, like “Age of Machine”, “When the Curtain Falls” and “Safari Song”. The stage design was as also very special: white curtains, white floor and futuristic lights gave the night a magical atmosphere, along with the band being barefoot and wearing costumes embroidered in stars and constellations.
Despite their young age, the Kiszka brothers and their drummer Danny Wagner seem to be very confident onstage with each other, especially during their improvisation sets. They show a pure pleasure and mastery being onstage and this feeling is transferred to the audience.
The variety of people who attend their concerts is also a talking point. Their audience is the most diverse thing ever! It’s also obvious that a show like this is an event interesting for everyone — regardless of your age and the music you prefer. If you like art, you will love Greta Van Fleet and the artwork they do.
Photography by Julia Kovaleva