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LIVE: GRETA VAN FLEET – May 23, 2018

Venue: The Fillmore

City: Detroit, MI

Date: May 23, 2018

Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (

Greta Van Fleet played three SOLD OUT shows in Detroit and catching the middle show was an experience to say the least.  After a rousing set from opener Dorothy, the venue’s level of excitement seemed to ramp up by the minute.  There is a so much discussion surrounding these guys and the musical comparisons to Led Zeppelin – that aside, I couldn’t wait to see what the hype was about, as these guys seem to be exploding lately.  From the moment the lights went down and the foursome hit the stage, they were in full performance mode.  From Joshua’s vocals and his commanding presence at center stage to Jake’s guitar antics, these guys pulled out all the stops they brought with them.  Opening track “Highway Tune” was a great way to open the show and set the bar for the rest of the evening.  The four guys have poured themselves into learning their catalog and delivering it with the precision their fans have come to hear.  Next up was the one-two punch of “Edge Of Darkness” and “When The Cold Wind Blows” which featured a ton of back and forth and random manuevering on the stage from bassist Sam and some killer solo work and flash from Jake, even playing behind his back for a stretch.  Drummer Danny kept time and provided perfect cadence throughout the show and even got some spotlight time to demonstrate his skills on the kit, including several spots to slam fills into the sound.  Are these guys the next Zeppelin?  Not sure, as I was never a fan of the classic rockers, but these guys write catchy tunes that grab you and keep you engaged as well as putting on a show that was fun to watch… hopefully GVF can keep the momentum and deliver show after show to their fans delight for years to come.

Setlist: Highway Tune – Edge Of Darkness – When The Cold Wind Blows – Talk On The Street – Flower Power – You’re The One – Evil – Mountain Of The Sun – Watching Over – Lover Leaver Taker Believer – Black Smoke Rising – Safari Song

Complete set of GRETA VAN FLEET show photos HERE





Category: Live Reviews, Photo Galleries

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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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