Hailing from nearby Detroit, Michigan for two sold out shows in Toronto, Greta Van Fleet (GVF) practically exploded onto the world stage on the strength of their first single, “Highway Tune”.
Unfairly, the band has been assigned the burdening task of “carrying the torch” for rock music (even overhearing a few in the crowd making the vaunted decision for them). Fortunately, GVF has carried themselves with focus, grace, and wit.
Opening with radio hit “Highway Tune” to a +3,000 crowd of cross-generational fans on a hot Sunday night in a less-than-stellar venue more suited for techno dancing then rock music. GVF quickly put the pedal-to-the-metal to the eager audience.
Strong material and crowd attentiveness from GVFs two EP releases, Black Smoke Rising and From the Fires was a strong indicator that the boys from Detroit may have just captured lightning in the bottle.
Edge of Darkness
When the Cold Wind Blows (with What’d I Say & Blueberry Hill intro)
When the Curtain Falls
You’re the One
Evil (Howlin’ Wolf cover)
Mountain of the Sun
Lover Leaver Taker Believer
Black Smoke Rising