Home Live Review Snapshots: Greta Van Fleet @ Capital One Arena — 9/11/23

Snapshots: Greta Van Fleet @ Capital One Arena — 9/11/23

Snapshots: Greta Van Fleet @ Capital One Arena — 9/11/23
Greta Van Fleet performs at Capital One Arena on Sept. 11, 2023. (Photo by Steve Satzberg)

Grammy-winning rock band Greta Van Fleet performed at Capital One Arena recently for their Starcatcher World Tour after the release of their Starcatcher album, released this summer via Lava/Republic Records.

Steve Satzberg was there to photograph the show!

The following copy is adapted from a press release.

Starcatcher is written and recorded by the band — lead singer Josh Kiszka, guitarist Jake Kiszka, bassist/keyboardist Sam Kiszka, and drummer Danny Wagner — alongside Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile). Recorded at the legendary RCA Studios in Nashville, the band utilized the large recording room to capture the pure energy of their world-renowned live performances.

“We didn’t really have to force or be intense about writing, because everything that happened was very instinctual,” Jake said. “If anything, the record is our perspective, and sums up where we are as a group and individually as musicians.”

At Capital One Arena on Sept. 11, Greta Van Fleet performed an 18-song setlist, which was dominated by eight of Starcatcher’s songs. In the first third of the show, the band performed the first single from the new album — “Meeting the Master.”

Watch the official music video for “Meeting the Master” by Greta Van Fleet on YouTube:

The band took multiple concepts from critically acclaimed sophomore album The Battle at Garden’s Gate and brought them into Starcatcher, although Sam’s take on the new record’s big ideas hint instead at new beginnings. “When I imagine the world of Starcatcher, I think of the cosmos,” he said. “It makes me ask a lot of questions, like ‘Where did we come from?’ or ‘What are we doing here?’ But it’s also questions like, ‘What is this consciousness that we have, and where did it come from?’”

Starcatcher follows their acclaimed sophomore album The Battle at Garden’s Gate, released in 2021 to extensive chart and critical success. The album debuted at No. 1 Billboard Rock Album, No. 1 Billboard Hard Rock Album, No. 1 Billboard Vinyl Album, No. 2 Billboard Top Album Sales and in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200. Their From The Fires EP, released in 2017, won Best Rock Album at the 61st Grammy Awards.

Here are some photos of Greta Van Fleet performing at Capital One Arena on Sept. 11, 2023. All pictures copyright and courtesy of Steve Satzberg.

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