Posted on: November 12, 2021 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

The rock band Greta Van Fleet’s purpose is to spread love, peace, unity and good energy—something they strive for in their most recent album, “The Battle at the Garden’s Gate.”

The band will be spreading its good vibes throughout the Midwest as it takes the album on a 24-date tour in 2022 entitled Dreams in Gold. Tickets went on sale Friday for the tour, which begins in Kalamazoo, Mich., on March 10 and comes to the Peoria Civic Center on March 26.

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Formed in Michigan in 2012, the band’s members are the Kiszka brothers–Sam, Josh, Jake–and Danny Wagner. “The Battle at Garden’s Gate,” was released on April 16.

The lead singer, Josh Kiszka, has an outstanding vocal range and showcases it to full effect in this album, most notably in the song, “Stardust Chords.” The way Kiszka harmonizes in this song sounds like Robert Plant, the lead singer in Led Zeppelin, which is one of the band’s major influences.

The band actually received a lot of criticism early on for sounding too much like Led Zeppelin, but Kiszka has brushed it off, telling Rolling Stone, “Obviously we hear the similarity…That’s one of the influences of ours. But at this point it’s like, ‘Okay, we’ve acknowledged that. Let’s move on.’”

The way Kiszka sings this helps you picture what he’s saying and feel the emotion in his voice, and the guitar and drum in this song help sell the vintage rock vibes.

“The Battle at Garden’s Gate” puts you in a mood where you either want to get up and rock out or sit back and really listen and focus on the lyrics and instruments. It has an overall great mood of happiness and peace that is perfect as a break from the chaos of 2021.

The only thing better than listening to the album would be hearing these songs live. Anyone up for road trip to Peoria?