Michigan’s Own Greta Van Fleet Kick Off Their Dreams In Gold Tour
Greta Van Fleet is kicking off their "Dreams in Gold Tour" in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids Michigan this week.
Dreams in Gold Tour
Back in November of 2021, Greta Van Fleet announced their "Dreams in Gold Tour" with the first 5 shows of the tour kicking off in their home state of Michigan. This is the first full-fledged headlining tour the band has done since before the pandemic. The band did a few shows last summer as specialty events but it wasn't a full U.S. tour by any means.
Normally when you think of multiple Michigan shows from a Michigan artist you think of multiple dates in a row at Pine Knob from Bob Seger or Kid Rock. I love how Greta Van Fleet is doing multiple nights but in 5 different venues around the state.
The first stop of the "Dreams in Gold Tour" is at Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo Thursday, March 10. The second stop is in Grand Rapids at the DeltaPlex on Saturday, March 12. The third stop will be at the closest to their hometown of Frankenmuth at the Dow Event Center in Saginaw Sunday, March 13. The fourth stop will be in Flint at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center on Wednesday, March 16 and the final Michigan stop will be Thursday, March 17 in Ypsilanti at the George Gervin Game Above Center on the campus of Eastern Michigan University.
All five of these shows are sold out so if you want a ticket you will have to hit the secondary market for those. If you didn't get a ticket here is a full show from Red Rocks in Colorado from back in 2019.
Who is Supporting Greta Van Fleet on The Dreams in Gold Tour?
Greta Van Fleet is not going out alone on this tour. Direct support will be Rival Sons.
Rival Sons are a great match-up for this tour and an amazing band live and in the studio. I saw them perform at the Intersection a few months before the pandemic kicked in and I was blown away at how good of a singer Jay Buchannon is. The band are all top-notch players and their music will be a perfect compliment to Greta Van Fleet.
The Velveteers will be the band to open the show. The band features frontwoman and guitarist Demi Demitro along with Baby Pottersmith and Jonny Fig playing on a conjoined set of drums and is a very unique setup for a band. The Velveteers definitely have something special and that is why the Black Keys Dan Auerbach produced their album "Nightmare Daydream." You are definitely going to want to get to the show early because you may witness something extra special with the Velveteers. They will be hitting the road with The Black Keys following the Greta Van Fleet tour.
Greta Van Fleet Gathering
For those who don't know, Greta Van Fleet fans like to gather early before their shows kind of like back in the day when people would tailgate before concerts. These gatherings have gotten so big the band is now selling merch outside of the venue before shows and offering a fan photo experience to allow fans to commemorate the show. Parking gates open early for their shows so if you would like to make a day of it you should make your plans to get to the show early.