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Michigan Band Greta Van Fleet Set To Perform On SNL

The Frankenmuth rockers will be on SNL on Jan. 19.

January 07, 2019 - 7:54 pm
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(WWJ) -- A group of Michigan rockers is set to take the stage on Saturday Night Live when the show returns from holiday hiatus on Jan. 19.

Greta Van Fleet, hailing from Frankenmuth, Mich., announced via Twitter Monday they will join host Rachel Brosnahan -- winner of Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy TV Series at Sunday's Golden Globes for her performance in the Amazon original series "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" -- for the long-running NBC comedy sketch show's first episode of the new year.

The group, billed as a new-age Led Zeppelin, is comprised of three brothers from Frankenmuth -- twin brothers Josh and Jake Kiszka and younger brother Sam -- and a longtime friend, Danny Wagner, as the drummer.

The group has become one of the best up-and-coming groups in the rock genre and their first studio album, "Anthem of the Peaceful Army," was the top selling album in its debut week, selling 80,000 copies. They played six sold-out shows in Detroit in 2018 and are set to take their show international in 2019.

Greta Van Fleet is nominated for four Grammy Awards, including their single "Highway Song" for Best Rock Performance.

The group, which draws its name from an elderly Frankenmuth resident, joins Eminem (Sept. 2017) and Jack White (April 2018) as the most recent Michigan acts to play on the show.