Greta Van Fleet Rogers Place August 27 Starlite Plants & Animals April 13

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Michigan hard rock band Greta Van Fleet bring blues glamor to Rogers Place on August 27, halfway through the impressive 42-stop Dreams in Gold Tour.

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Named after a family friend in their hometown of Frankenmuth, twin brothers Josh and Jake Kiska and their younger brother Sam (along with Kyle Hauck, since replaced by drummer Danny Wagner) formed the band ten years ago , clearly fed a steady diet of Led Zeppelin, which powerfully influenced their sound and open-shirt swagger.

The band’s major radio hits include Highway Tune, Safari Song and Black Smoke Rising from the debut EP of the same name, and the band’s release From the Fires which won the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. Elton John is such a fan that he asked them to play his private Oscars party in 2018.

GVF will be touring with songs from 2020’s second album, The Battle at Garden’s Gate, which debuted in all sorts of No. 1 spots on Billboard – the band claims 2 million sales worldwide.

The fan presale is March 2 with the local site presale March 3. Fans can register for presale access at armypacific.com.

General tickets, meanwhile, will be available Friday noon at ticketmaster.cafrom $45 plus service charge.

If you’re a big fan who needs it all, they’re also playing the Saddledome the night before in Calgary, so follow your heart.

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Montreal indie electro-rock band Plants and Animals, meanwhile, have just announced a spring tour, finally getting the chance to show their latest album The Jungle (as appropriate) live.

In the past, the act has opened for Portugal. The Man and Gnarls Barkley, and consistently earns high ratings from mainstream media.

They’re here April 13 at The Starlite Room (10030 102 St.), tickets already on sale at ticketmaster.ca for $29.23, which includes reliable bonus fees.

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