By Dan Garcia Photographer Published May 22, 2024 at 2:31 PM

Michigan rockers Greta Van Fleet graced Fiserv Forum on Tuesday night, delivering an unforgettable concert as part of their headlining "Starcatcher" world tour. The anticipation was undeniable as rock fans of all ages gathered, ready to witness the modern-day rock phenomenon that has taken the world by storm since their 2017 breakout single “Highway Tune." With a setlist that promised a blend of their first two projects as well as fresh tracks from their latest album, "Starcatcher," the stage was set for a night of musical magic. 

Greta Van Fleet's rise to fame has been meteoric, with their blend of vintage rock influences and modern flair capturing the hearts of millions. Their "Starcatcher" world tour is a testament to their evolution as artists – and the Milwaukee stop was no exception, offering fans a night of soaring melodies, intricate guitar riffs and a visual feast that complemented the auditory experience. 

But what made this concert truly special? Here are ten reasons why you shouldn't have missed Greta Van Fleet's performance at Fiserv Forum: 

1. The opening number 

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As the lights dimmed and the first notes of "The Falling Sky" reverberated through the arena, it became immediately clear that this was not just another concert; it was an all-out experience for Greta Van Fleet fans. The band's commitment to bringing classic rock's raw energy and authenticity into the contemporary music scene shone brightly throughout the evening. From Josh Kiszka's electrifying vocals to Jake Kiszka's masterful guitar solos, every element of the performance was meticulously crafted to create an atmosphere of both nostalgia and innovation. 

2. A big stage for a big performance 

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The stage design and lighting were nothing short of mesmerizing. From intricate light displays to fiery pyrotechnics, the visual aspect of the concert was meticulously crafted to create an immersive experience. Additionally, the stage created a great atmosphere, as two catwalks – one on each side of the stage – extended into the crowd, surrounding their loyal fans in the general admission pit and giving the rest of the fans a close view of the action. 

3. Josh Kiszka's vocal dominance 

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Lead singer Josh Kiszka's vocal performance was extraordinary. His powerful, high-pitched voice soared effortlessly through the entire arena, capturing the raw emotion of each song. Highlights included "Meeting the Master" and "Light My Love," where his ability to convey deep emotion through his voice left the audience spellbound. Josh's vocal range and control are truly something to behold, and his performance at Fiserv Forum was a testament to his exceptional talent. 

4. A master on guitar 

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Jake Kiszka's guitar work was a standout feature of the night. His solos were not only technically impressive but also deeply expressive. Jake's intricate riffs and powerful solos showcased why he's considered one of the best guitarists in rock today. His playing was both a nod to classic rock legends and a fresh, modern interpretation of the genre. 

5. Brotherly love 

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The synergy between the band members was top notch and added an extra layer of magic to the performance – perhaps because the band is composed of three brothers and a close friend. Their tight-knit playing and seamless transitions between songs demonstrated their deep connection and shared passion for music. Whether it was a subtle glance or a shared moment of improvisation, the chemistry on stage was evident and contributed significantly to the overall experience of the evening. This level of cohesion is a hallmark of great bands, and Greta Van Fleet certainly delivered on this front. 

6. Unforgettable and unexpected covers 

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The band's covers of "Unchained Melody" and "Rhapsody in Blue" were unexpected and brilliantly executed. These renditions added a unique twist to the setlist and highlighted the band's versatility and willingness to experiment with different genres. With the former being one of the most popular songs to cover for decades and the latter being a famous musical composition from the 1920s, Greta Van Fleet’s interpretation of these classics brought a fresh perspective while respecting the original compositions, showcasing their ability to cross musical boundaries and connect with a wide range of audiences. 

7. Star catching 

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The performance featured several tracks from the band's latest album, "Starcatcher." Songs like "The Indigo Streak" and "Fate of the Faithful," as well as the singles from their latest LP, showcased the band's growth and evolution. These performances not only highlighted the band's musical progression but also demonstrated their ability to innovate within the genre, offering fans a glimpse into the future of Greta Van Fleet and giving evidence that they are here to stay. 

8. Danny Wagner on the drums

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Wagner's drum solos were a spectacle in themselves. His energetic performance added an extra layer of excitement to the show, showcasing his technical skill and musical creativity. These solos were not just filler moments but integral parts of the performance that energized the crowd and highlighted the band's dynamic range. You can’t pick your family, but you can pick your drummer, so it’s no surprise that the Kiszka brothers picked Wagner to be the final piece of their band. 

9. Unparalleled atmosphere 

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Fiserv Forum provided an excellent venue for the concert. The acoustics were impeccable, ensuring that every note was crystal clear and that the music enveloped the entire arena. The crowd's energy was infectious, creating an atmosphere of camaraderie and shared excitement. The combination of the band's performance and the enthusiastic audience created an unforgettable atmosphere that will be remembered for Milwaukee rock fans. 

10. Last but not least … 

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The show’s encore was a showstopper. Their cover of "Rhapsody in Blue," followed by "Light My Love" and "Farewell for Now," provided a perfect conclusion to an already spectacular evening. The band's energy and enthusiasm during these final songs left the audience cheering for more. The encore encapsulated the essence of the concert, blending powerful performances with emotional resonance, and leaving a lasting impression on Brew City rock fans in attendance.