We can only imagine what it would have been like back in the day to see some of the earliest performances from rock legends such as Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and many more, but something tells us it would have left us feeling much the same way after attending the recent sold out Greta Van Fleet concert at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA.
They are truly the future of rock n’ roll and guess what? It is looking to be a bright future ahead. We have not seen the Electric Factory concert venue that packed in years. Even opening act Dorothy is a force to be reckoned with, as she has completely turned around her style and sounded absolutely phenomenal during her performance.
We adore the raw honesty and emotion that pours forth from front woman Dorothy as she belted out tracks from her latest album release “28 Days In The Valley” which was produced by the legendary Linda Perry. The Philadelphia crowd even got a surprise treat when Dorothy made the live debut of her song “Philadelphia” during the set. Seriously, how could she not, we were in Philly after all and the song is just gorgeous.
Dorothy can belt it out with the best of them and her vocal range is reminiscent to the likes of legends such as Grace Slick, Janis Joplin and Pat Benetar, who she just so happens to have a show coming up with later this year. We caught up with Dorothy prior to her performance to chat about the new album, touring place, her most memorable “Moment of Mayhem” and more! You can check it out here! Dorothy and her band set the stage perfectly to gear us up for the headliners of the evening, the fantastic Greta Van Fleet.
Greta Van Fleet are already well on their way to cementing themselves within the list of rock n’ roll legends and the more than proved that the spirit of rock music was alive and thriving during their amazing performance. The audience members, who were both young and old, were moving and grooving to the band’s flawless retro-rock sound and singing along to each every word of the band’s number one hit singles “Highway Tune” and “Safari Song”, as well as, others such as “When The Cold Wind Blows” and “Flower Power” to name a few more.
Greta Van Fleet have certainly earned all the recent praise they have been receiving. Their performance was spectacular and there is just something about their music that speaks volumes and touches the heart and soul of the listener. We were definitely moved.
The band also launched into a delightful rendition of the Howlin’ Wolf classic “Evil” making sure to ask the crowd, “Do we have any friends of the Blues”? The answer was a resounding yes from the crowd, which was not at all surprising. The roots of rock n’ roll come directly from the blues and Greta Van Fleet have discovered a way to tap into this distinct sound, yet make it all their own.
It is hard to believe that Great Van Fleet are already making as many waves as they are despite the fact that they have not yet released a full-length LP. We definitely got a ton of teases about what is come with songs such as “You’re The One” and our personal favorite stand-out of the night “Talk On The Street”.
Greta Van Fleet closed out their set with “Black Smoke Rising” and the eight minute long version of “Safari Song”. We were sad to even see them leave the stage and their music and stage presence totally leaves you wanting more! Surely, we will be getting a lot more soon, as the band will be out on the road for quite some time and hitting this year’s summer festival circuit once again!
Check out the exclusive photo gallery from the show by our photographer, Andrew Wendowski.
Greta Van Fleet Philadelphia Set List
Edge of Darkness
When the Cold Wind Blows
Talk on the Street
You’re the One
Evil (Howlin’ Wolf cover)
Mountain of the Sun
Lover Leaver Taker Believer
Black Smoke Rising