Michigan rockers GRETA VAN FLEET have been forced to postpone their European tour after singer Josh Kiszka failed to cover from the upper respiratory infection which led to the earlier cancelation of the band's dates in Australia.
In a statement on Facebook, the band said: "Dear European fans, we have some sincerely unfortunate news regarding our upcoming shows February 22 - March 17 and must announce a complete reschedule to this fall.
"A year and a half of constant touring has been both invigorating and exhausting. Josh currently has a relentless upper respiratory infection that has not yet had the chance to heal. His doctor has required extended rest as the only path to full recovery.
"It now feels necessary for the entire band to recalibrate our balance, both physically and mentally. Rather than continuing on to more performances and exacerbate things further, we have made this decision in order to give you the full GRETA VAN FLEET experience when we meet again.
"All tickets for the upcoming shows in the next month will transfer to the rescheduled dates. There is no need to do anything other than hold on to your current ticket to attend the rescheduled show. Refunds are available at point of purchase should you not be able to attend.
"We are heartbroken in sharing this setback with you and hope you can understand this painful decision. It will be extremely satisfying to reconcile this calamity by making the most of our time together in a healthier state. All dates are listed below. For the cities that have not been assigned a date yet, we are waiting on venue availability, but will have them confirmed and announced tomorrow. Every show missed will take place, that is a promise. We are tremendously grateful for your patience."
GRETA VAN FLEET's debut album, "Anthem Of The Peaceful Army", landed at No. 1 on Billboard's rock chart and No. 3 on the all-genre albums chart last year. It has also reached the Top 10 in Canada, Italy and Germany.
Since its April 2017 breakthrough with the song "Highway Tune", GRETA VAN FLEET has also put out two EPs and has performed on "Saturday Night Live" and "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon".