Greta Van Fleet’s Strange Horizons Tour came to a close at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre on October 27th to a sold out crowd. The “peaceful army” of Greta fans sang the night away beneath the stars of Southern California, celebrating love and light.
Strange Horizons: Los Angeles was opened by the incredible Devon Gilfillian. The GRAMMY-nominated, Nashville-based artist can best be described as a gospel-inspired blues-rock phenom. His soul spilled into the performance as he fell to his knees and belted gut-wrenching melodies. Though it was a tough act to follow, the Marcus King Band rose to the challenge as the second openers of the show. The southern rock and blues band, formed in 2013 by frontman Marcus King, hails from Greenville, South Carolina. At only 25 years old, King is already making waves in the music world. His musical command is unmatched and his striking vocals cut right to the heart.
“Crash against wave upon wave to strange horizons!” The electrifying echo rang throughout the venue and into the skies. As the lights went down, the crowd jumped up to follow along the journey with modern rock icons, Greta Van Fleet. They started with a bang, playing their hit “Heat Above,” followed by “When the Curtain Falls.” The fraternal bond was evident as twins Josh Kiszka (vocals) and Jake Kiszka (guitar) came together to sing “Safari Song.” Tunes from the band’s sophomore album The Battle at Garden’s Gate carried the rest of the set. Jake shredded for 6 minutes during “The Weight of Dreams,” while Josh kept the energy up with his tambourine. Through the night, Danny Wagner pounded away on the drums and Sam Kiszka jumped between bass and keys with flawless execution.
The night held some special treats for fans who were lucky enough to snatch a ticket to the show. With only 4 stops on the tour, the night was an exclusive experience. Songs from their debut album, such as “Lover, Leaver (Taker, Believer),” were played for the first time in over 2 years. An upbeat cover of Elvis’ “That’s All Right” had the crowd surprised, yet delighted. The setlist even included a sneak peek of one of the band’s unreleased songs that left fans begging for more and wondering, “what’s next?”
- Heat Above
- When the Curtain Falls
- Safari Song
- Black Smoke Rising
- Built By Nations
- Age of Machine 8. The Weight of Dreams
- My Way, Soon ENCORE
- Light My Love
- Lover, Leaver (Taker, Believer)
- That’s All Right (Elvis Presley cover)
- Highway Tune