Brooklyn Bowl's first strike: Elvis Costello & The Roots

Las Vegas Sun: John Katsilometes: 27th January 2014.

As its name reflects, Brooklyn Bowl is the place where it’s OK to crash the party.

The 80,000-square-foot bowling and live-music venue wonderland is throwing a heavyweight opening party March 15-16, as Elvis Costello & The Roots will be the first act to play the rapidly developing Linq entertainment district. Costello & The Roots, who collaborated on the album “Wise Up Ghost” released in September, kick off an ambitious and adventurous set of dates through the summer at Brooklyn Bowl’s 2,000-seat concert venue.

Set for April 18-20 is The Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh & Friends. Primus is slated for May 1-3. Gogol Bordello (in a late-night performance) is May 2-3. Jane’s Addiction, performing “Nothings’ Shocking,” is May 8-10. The Avett Brothers are Aug. 29-31. (For information, go to Brooklyn Bowls official website)

Brooklyn Bowl founder Peter Shapiro is partnering with AEG Live to book shows in the Las Vegas outpost of the New York hotspot, where such artists as Kanye West, Adele, M.I.A., Bruno Mars and Bob Weir have headlined.

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