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Greta Van Fleet wrapped up their 2022 Dreams in Gold Tour in Atlantic City this past weekend with two sold out shows inside the Mark G Etess Arena at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. These shows were scheduled to take place earlier this year but had to be postponed due to GVF guitarist Jake Kiszka being hospitalized with pneumonia. Several recent GFV tour dates in other cities had to be postponed more recently due to Greta singer Josh Kiszka rupturing an eardrum – requiring an extensive period of time to recuperate. Thankfully the band was back at full strength their final shows of 2022… and mannn, did they rock the house!

The whole night was filled with great music… I finally was able to catch The Velveteers for the first time, a trio out of Boulder, Colorado – featuring two drummers and a female vocalist that also rips on guitar. A lot of sound came out of those 3, with a ton of energy. Definitely on my radar now… gotta check them out again soon.

Rival Sons came out firing with a blisteringly bluesy and rockin’ set – featuring their brand-new song ‘Nobody Wants to Die’ which will be on their brand-new record “DarkFighter” out March 10th, 2023. The crowd was hyped for their local hero, Rival Sons keyboardist & backing vocalist, Todd “Mofo” Ogren, who in return, was just as hyped (if not more) to be entertaining the raucous Saturday night Atlantic City crowd.

All perfectly setting up the night for headliners Greta Van Fleet – who continue touring in support of their sophomore album “The Battle at Garden’s Gate”. The band has grown significantly on so many levels since the first time I saw them live 5 or more years ago. The sound is bigger, the stage setup in bigger, the pyro is bigger! The screaming crowed ate up every last moment of their 12-song set with a number of songs getting extended with ripping guitar & drum solos. It was great to see and hear the Greta guys at 100%, because they really do rock hard live! Josh’s vocal range is something you have to check out live to really get the full scope of how incredible of a voice he has.

It was great to see so many familiar faces and ‘MMR Family’ at the show! I even met some Greta Van Fleet and Rival Sons fans from other parts of the country that traveled from as far as Seattle and Los Angeles for these Atlantic City shows. Way cool!

See ya at the next show! -bp

Greta Van Fleet – Hard Rock Atlantic City – 12.10.22

  1. Built by Nations
  2. Black Smoke Rising
  3. Safari Song
  4. Drum Solo
  5. The Barbarians
  6. Heat Above
  7. Light My Love
  8. Broken Bells
  9. Age of Machine
  10. The Weight of Dreams
  11. Encore:  Stardust Chords
  12. Highway Tune

Rival Sons – Hard Rock Atlantic City – 12.10.22

  1. Do Your Worst
  2. Back in the Woods
  3. Open My Eyes
  4. Pressure and Time
  5. Keep On Swinging
  6. Shooting Stars
  7. Too Bad
  8. Nobody Wants to Die
  9. Face of Light

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