Greta Van Fleet

Greta Van Fleet•Teddy Swims•August 2, 2023•Delta Center

Reviewed and Photographed by Kevin Rolfe

Greta Van Fleet rocked the Delta Center with an unforgettable performance! The four-piece rock band delivered an electrifying show that was full of energy and emotion. From their hits to their more recent singles, Greta Van Fleet had the audience singing along and enjoying every moment. The audience was taken on a journey through the band’s music and left feeling uplifted and inspired. It was a powerful performance that showcased why Greta Van Fleet is one of the hottest acts in rock music today.

Delta Center Again

It felt good to be calling this venue the Delta Center once again.  Most recently titled, Vivint Arena, and before that Energy Solutions Arena, it felt right to walk into the building with the original name back.  The Delta Center provided the perfect setting for Greta Van Fleet’s incredible performance. With its spacious and modern layout, the venue allowed for a truly immersive concert experience. The seating arrangement was comfortable and provided great views of the stage from every angle. The Delta Center staff were friendly and accommodating, making the overall experience even more enjoyable. From the moment you walked through the doors, you could feel the anticipation and excitement in the air. The Delta Center truly set the stage for an unforgettable night of rock and roll.

Greta Van Fleet has quickly become one of the most talked-about rock bands in recent years. Hailing from Michigan, the band is comprised of vocalist Josh Kiszka, guitarist Jake Kiszka, bassist Sam Kiszka, and drummer Danny Wagner. Drawing inspiration from classic rock legends like Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith, Greta Van Fleet has captured the hearts of music lovers around the world with their raw talent and energetic performances.

Since their formation in 2012, the band has been steadily building a dedicated fan base, gaining attention for their electrifying live shows and unique sound. Their debut studio album, “Anthem of the Peaceful Army,” was released in 2018 and received critical acclaim, earning them a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. With their undeniable talent and undeniable charisma, Greta Van Fleet continues to make waves in the music industry. The hype surrounding this band is well-deserved, and their performance at the Delta Center only solidified their status as one of rock music’s most exciting acts.

Teddy Swims

As the crowd eagerly waited for Greta Van Fleet to take the stage, the Teddy Swims provided a perfect warm-up for the night of rock ahead. With a sound that blended elements of indie rock and soul, Swims brought a unique energy to the Delta Center. His catchy hooks and melodies had the crowd nodding their heads and tapping their feet. While he may not have been the main event, the Teddy Swims proved that he was a force to be reckoned with in his own right. Teddy Swims’ performance set the stage for an incredible night of music and left the audience excited for what was to come. He will be headlining The Complex on October 28, 2023.  

Greta Van Fleet

As the lights dimmed and the anticipation built, the crowd at the Delta Center erupted into a frenzy of excitement. The energy in the air could be felt as fans eagerly awaited the moment Greta Van Fleet would take the stage. As the huge curtain dropped and from the first note, the crowd was hooked, singing along to every word and cheering with unbridled enthusiasm. The sheer joy and passion emanating from the audience was infectious, creating a sense of camaraderie and unity among everyone in attendance. It was a sight to behold, witnessing thousands of people coming together to celebrate the power of music. The crowd’s reaction was a testament to the impact Greta Van Fleet has had on their fans, and it was clear that this was a night they would never forget.

Greta Van Fleet’s setlist at the Delta Center was an absolute powerhouse of rock and roll. The setlist contained only 15 songs.  Nine of them from their recently released album Starcatcher.  Missing were songs like “Highway Tune” and “Safari Song”.  Not sure why those songs wouldn’t be played over a long drum solo or lengthy instrumentals, but the crowd never deviated from their energy so they must have been fine with it.  After the show I did hear several people mention that they loved the show but were confused with so many new songs being played and not as many fan favorites.  Greta Van Fleet did play an awesome acoustic version of “Black Smoke Rising” when they played on a B Stage at the other end of the venue.  They also included an incredible cover of “Unchained Melody”.  

Greta Van Fleet’s performance at the Delta Center was nothing short of impressive. Their musicianship was on full display as they flawlessly executed every song with precision and skill. Each band member showcased their individual talent, from Josh Kiszka’s powerful vocals to Jake Kiszka’s electrifying guitar solos. Their chemistry on stage was undeniable, as they seamlessly connected with each other and the audience. The band’s stage presence was captivating, commanding the attention of everyone in the arena. They exuded confidence and passion, pouring their hearts into every note. It was evident that Greta Van Fleet is not only incredibly talented but also deeply passionate about their craft. Their performance was a true testament to their dedication and love for rock music.

The visual aspect of Greta Van Fleet’s performance at the Delta Center was truly spectacular. The lights and production value added a whole new dimension to the concert experience. From the moment the first spotlight hit the stage, the audience was mesmerized by the dazzling display of lights that danced and pulsed with the music. The vibrant colors and clever lighting effects and pyrotechnics created a captivating atmosphere that perfectly complemented the band’s music. The production team behind the show deserves a round of applause for their impeccable attention to detail and their ability to create a visually stunning performance. It was an immersive and visually stunning experience that elevated the concert to new heights.

Greta Van Fleet’s performance at the Delta Center was a true rock and roll spectacle. From the moment they took the stage, it was evident that this band is destined for greatness. Their energy, musicianship, and stage presence were unparalleled. The crowd’s reaction was overwhelming, and the sense of unity in the audience was inspiring. The setlist definitely could have included a few more fan favorites.  That being said, the band did a good job keeping everyone on their feet and singing along. The visuals and production value added an extra layer of excitement to the show, creating a visually stunning experience. Overall, Greta Van Fleet’s performance was excellent, leaving the audience uplifted, inspired, and craving more.