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Greta Van Fleet postpones spring US tour as guitarist Jake Kiszka continues pneumonia battle

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Greta Van Fleet has postponed the rest of its Dreams in Gold spring U.S. tour as guitarist Jake Kiszka continues to battle with a bout with pneumonia that hospitalized him last week.

As previously reported, the “Highway Tune” rockers pushed back two shows in Michigan scheduled for last Wednesday and Thursday after Kiszka and his brother, vocalist Josh Kiszka, “woke up ill.” While Josh had “mostly recovered,” by Thursday evening, Jake was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with pneumonia, forcing GVF to delay a third show, which had been set to take place this past Saturday in West Virginia.

Now, in a statement posted Monday evening, the band has announced that the remaining dates on the current tour, scheduled from March 22 in Madison, Wisconsin, to April 2 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, will not go on as planned.

“We recognize how upsetting this news is and share your disappointment,” the statement reads. “While Jake has been discharged after being hospitalized for four days, he is still struggling with pneumonia and its symptoms.”

The message continues, “The healing process is long and slower that anticipated. Jake wanted to push through, however doctors have advised doing so could potentially lead to further complications and a longer recovery.”

In the meantime, GVF is “actively working” to reschedule the affected dates, though the March 22 show in Madison had to be canceled.

“To the fans, friends, and family that planned to travel great lengths to be with us — your unwavering support has not gone unnoticed,” Greta writes. “We appreciate your dedication, understanding, grace, and sympathy.”

Greta Van Fleet currently plans to return to the road for a South American tour beginning in late April. A new North American leg is scheduled to kick off in August.

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