w/ Wolf Alice
THURSDAY, APRIL 21 AT 9 P.M.
Tickets on Sale Friday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m.
Scottish electronic trio CHVRCHES swings by Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The Linq with opener Wolf Alice on Thursday, April 21 at 9 p.m.
The Glasgow-based CHVRCHES – pronounced, “Churches” – consists of Lauren Mayberry (lead vocals, synthesizers, samplers), Iain Cook (synthesizers, guitar, bass, vocals) and Martin Doherty (synthesizers, samplers, vocals). Touring in the wake of their Sept. 2015 release, “Every Open Eye,” the group will take a Vegas vacation in between bookend Saturday performances at The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Coachella) in Indio, Calif. on April 16 and 23.
Cook and Doherty come from backgrounds of more traditional instruments. Cook also composes for TV and film and played with the Scottish alt-rock group Aereogramme as one half of its later incarnation The Unwinding Hours. Doherty played keyboards for The Twilight Sad. Neither made music that sounded quite like this, until Mayberry – then working as a music journalist while singing with Glaswegian post-rock collective Blue Sky Archives, with whom Cook had previously recorded – turned up to help with a demo.
“I was late, I didn’t know the way, it was Sunday buses, it wasn’t a good start!” she recalls – “And this is going to sound weird,” Doherty cuts in, “but within thirty seconds of hearing her singing with us I knew this was something special. The range, the tone, the way the voice worked over the synths – it was immediate. I’d heard her voice before and liked it, but I wanted to take it out of its comfort zone. Now there’s a power to the vocal we never heard at first.”
Supporting act Wolf Alice hails from London and is Ellie Rowsell (vocals, guitar), Joff Oddie (guitar, vocals) and Theo Ellis (bass), and Joel Amey (drums, vocals). The quartet will also perform at Coachella the festival’s Sundays April 17 and 24.
Doors for CHVRCHES at The Bowl open at 8 p.m. This show is for ages 18 and up. Tickets start at $25 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale to the public on Friday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. at the Brooklyn Bowl box office, by calling 877.987.6487 or online at http://ticketf.ly/1ZKRMgz.
About Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is the brand’s third location. With three levels spanning over 80,000 square feet, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is one of the largest performance venues in America and is described by People Magazine as being “on the fast path to being Vegas’ über cool place.” Located at The LINQ, the open-air district in the center of the Las Vegas Strip, the multi-dimensional space boasts 32 lanes of bowling, five on-site bars and rockin’ comfort food by the world-renowned Bromberg Brothers’ Blue Ribbon Restaurants, including their iconic Fried Chicken celebrated on Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” On any given night, more than 2,000 concertgoers can enjoy live music programming from the general admission area, the luxurious bowlers’ lounges adjacent to the lanes, or the private lounge boxes overlooking it all. Since opening in March 2014, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas has seen notable performances by Elvis Costello & The Roots, Jane’s Addiction, Phil Lesh & Friends, Primus, O.A.R. and 21 Pilots.
The original location opened in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn in 2009 in the former Hecla Iron Works building (built in 1882) and was the first L.E.E.D. certified bowling alley in the world. Brooklyn Bowl New York has hosted countless notable performances, including shows by Kanye West, Adele, Paul Simon, Moby and Guns N’Roses and has been named Zagat’s “Best Music Venue – New York City” for three consecutive years (as well as “Best Bowling Alley” and “Best Brooklyn Venue”) and one of the best clubs in America by Rolling Stone. Eater described their menu as “epic,” while The New Yorker hailed the club’s unprecedented combination of top-flight music, beer, bowling and food as “like nailing a spare on a four-ten split.” The second Brooklyn Bowl location opened in January 2014 at The O2 in London, and was hailed by The London Evening Standard as a “…wonderland of food, drink, music and pins”.
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