Formed in 2012 and raised on the sounds of Taj Mahal, Big Bill Broonzy and Led Zeppelin (as well as semi-contemporaries like The Black Keys and Fleet Foxes), Greta Van Fleet quickly established themselves as torchbearers for passionate, full-throated, '70s-style rock. Now, following the release of the band's first full-length album, they hit the road on a national tour—including a stop at Starlight on Saturday, September 21.
Greta Van Fleet's songs "Highway Tune" and "Safari Song" both topped Billboard's Mainstream Rock singles charts in 2017, fueling further interest in the band's first two EPs, 'Black Smoke Rising' and 'From the Fires.' Yet for all their love of classic rock, their covers of songs by Sam Cooke and Fairport Convention prove their tastes extend beyond the confines of the genre.
The success of those first EPs led to Greta Van Fleet's debut full-length album 'Anthem of the Peaceful Army' in October 2018. The record is further evidence that this band is no retro simulation of a bygone rock golden age but has a sound that's very much for the here and now.