Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq Announces Slew of Acts, Starting With Elvis Costello & The Roots

Brooklyn Bowl, a new bowling and concert venue at The Linq on the Las Vegas Strip, has announced its opening act: Elvis Costello & The Roots.

Elvis Costello Questlove
Singer Elvis Costello and one Root. Specifically, Questlove.

The group, featuring the house band for “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” will play March 15-16, 2014 at the as-yet-unopened, 2,000-capacity venue. Elvis Costello & The Roots did a recent album collaboration, “Wise Up Ghost,” which we were able to endure about 30 seconds of, but it may just not be our thing. Here’s a sample.

While the 32 bowling lanes are sure to keep things lively at Brooklyn Bowl, the slate of acts is shaping up to be impressive.

Here’s the full schedule of acts so far:

googie March 8-9 — Bowlive featuring Soulive with special guests
googie March 14 — The Roots
googie March 15-16 — Elvis Costello and The Roots
googie March 19 — Brett Dennen
googie March 20-22 — Cake
googie March 20-22 — Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
googie March 23 — Local Natives
googie March 26-29, April 2-5, 9-12 — Galactic
googie March 29-30 — Lettuce
googie April 5-6, 19-20 — Robert Randolph & the Family Band
googie April 10 — Bonobo
googie April 12 — Big Gigantic
googie April 14 — The Naked and Famous / The 1975, with the White Lies
googie April 15 — The Green
googie April 16-19 — Trombone Shorty
googie April 17 — Chance the Rapper
googie April 18-20 — Phil Lesh & Friends
googie April 20 — The Infamous Stringdusters
googie April 24-26 — O.A.R.
googie April 25-26, May 2-3 — Gogol Bordello
googie May 1-3 — Primus
googie May 5 — Twenty One Pilots
googie May 8-10 — Jane’s Addiction
googie May 22-25 — Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk & Soul Rebels Brass Band
googie May 29-31 — Tedeschi Trucks Band
googie May 29-31 — Soulive
googie June 5 — Black Label Society
googie June 10-11 — Thievery Corporation
googie June 13-14 — Steve Winwood
googie August 7 — Chromeo
googie August 29-31 — The Avett Brothers

Brooklyn Bowl is three stories tall, about four times the size of the Brooklyn Bowl in, you know, Brooklyn. Bonus: There will be five, count ’em, five bars.

Here’s a look at the Brooklyn Bowl space inside The Linq back in Feb. of 2013, when it was a blank slate.

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
This is just one part of the 80,000-square-foot space. Yeah, flipping huge.

You can see the opening in the ceiling, allowing for upper-level viewing of the entertainment.

Brooklyn Bowl
No, it’s not a sun roof. It’s even better.

Brooklyn Bowl is expected to be similar to its New York counterpart (see below), including leather couches in the bowling lane area.

Brooklyn Bowl
Liquor and comfy couches? We’re so there.

Dining will be provided by Blue Ribbon Restaurants, an award-winning, New York-based restaurant group.

Brooklyn Bowl’s Web site is pretty sparce at this point, so your best bet for updates is to follow Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas on the Twitters. The Linq has a fancy new Web site, so check it out.