Memorial weekend has come and gone here in Detroit, but not before some much needed rest. People from all over the state and Canada needed the extra time off to recover from the 3 sell-out show’s put on by Michigan’s own Greta Van Fleet who played the Historic Fillmore in downtown Detroit. Some pretty big names from our state are known world wide and you can add another one to that list. Frankenmuth, Mi. is some 93 miles from the big city life where in 2012 brothers Josh ,Jake, and Sam Kiszka along with drummer Danny Wagner formed GVF. Greta Van Fleet has been on one hell of a tear since, playing sold out show after sold out show. Last year the boy’s made a stop at another historic venue here in Detroit at Saint Andrews Hall with no surprise to their fans it also was a two stop sell-out. Greta has been compared to Led Zeppelin in all ways but also are influenced by the likes of Blues, Folk, Jazz music along with some good ole Rock and Roll.
The night opened with Dorothy and her powerful voice playing in direct support of Greta Van Fleet. Dorothy opened with White Butterfly followed up by Naked Eye and from that moment on her fan’s were in for one hell of a show to say the least. The Los Angeles band sure treated their fans of all ages to a unforgettable night. If you haven’t yet I suggest you get out and experience Dorothy while you can, you will not be disappointed. Check out the Dorothy band by clicking here>> After a short stage change it was time for the Fillmore to test out the stucture of the building as Greata hit the stage to loud screaming fan’s as they walked on. Frontman Josh Kiszka came out with a dozen white long stemmed roses and began walking the edge of the stage throwing a rose into the crowd from one end to the other. After that they kicked things off with their highly debut single “Highway Tune” as you may have guessed it was all over after that. Playing hit after hit the crowd’s energy level was through the roof. The night came to a close with a two song encore which included the smash hit’s “Black Smoke Rising” and ended with ” Safari Song”.
The three night performance without a doubt will be one for the Fillmore records books. Trying to top that week will be very difficult task to do and one that will not be achieved anytime soon. After their short European tour which is selling out you can catch them back here in the states with their first stop at John Anson Ford Amphitheater in Los Angeles on June 24th. For all other GVF tour dates and info you can visit by clicking here>>