Toad the Wet Sprocket & Rusted Root at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

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TOAD THE WET SPROCKET
and RUSTED ROOT

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MONDAY, JULY 11 AT 9 P.M.
Tickets on Sale Saturday, April 2 at 10 a.m. PST

 

 

Legends of alternative rock Toad the Wet Sprocket and the percussion-driven Rusted Root will co-headline a night of nostalgia and new tunes at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The Linq on Monday, July 11 at 9 p.m.

 

Would Toad the Wet Sprocket, by any other name, still be as sweet? The group was named after a fictional band Monty Python’s Eric Idle created for the program “Rutland Weekend Television” in 1975. Toad, who packed Brooklyn Bowl in November of 2014 and July 2012, met in high school and have been writing, recording and touring in support of their albums over the course of the last 25 years. Guests of the show can expect all the nostalgia and comforting familiarity of the Billboard-charting hits “Walk on the Ocean,” “All I Want,” “Something’s Always Wrong” and “Fall Down,” but newer fans will also be well familiar with recent hits such as “California Wasted” which continues to climb the charts. Toad the Wet Sprocket is Glen Phillips (lead vocals, guitar), Dean Dinning (bass, vocals), Todd Nichols (lead guitar, vocals) and Randy Guss (drums).

 

Performing together for more than two decades, Rusted Root has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity, which has allowed them to organically shape their music into its own distinct and undeniable vision. With eight albums under their belt and upwards of three million records sold, Rusted Root transcends age, cultures and musical styles. Front man for the eclectic group, Michael Glabicki, cites the Bee Gees, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, Toni Childs, Black Keys, Black Sabbath and various Afro-Pop musicians as among his influences. The powerhouse ensemble’s hypnotic live performances have allowed them to tour alongside Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Page & Plant and many others. Now with the release of their newest album, “The Movement,” the journey continues. Rusted root is Glabicki (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, mandolin), Patrick Norman (bass, vocals, percussion), Liz Berlin (percussion, vocals), Corey Caruso (percussion, vocals) and Dirk Miller (guitar, vocals).

 

Doors for Toad the Wet Sprocket and Rusted Root open at 7 p.m. This show is for ages 18 and up. Tickets start at $35 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale to the public Saturday, April 2 at 10 a.m. at the Brooklyn Bowl box office, by calling 877.987.6487 or online at http://ticketf.ly/1pHG59S.

 

For more information on Toad the Wet Sprocket, please visit online at http://toadthewetsprocket.com, or on Facebook and Twitter.

 

For more information on Rusted Root, please visit online at http://www.rustedroot.com, or on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

About Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, the brand’s third location, boasts three levels spanning over 80,000 square feet and is one of the largest performance venues of its class in America. Early on, People Magazine projected the venue as “on the fast path to being Vegas’ über cool place” and in 2015 cracked the top 20 in Pollstar’s Top 200 Club Venues for Worldwide Ticket Sales. Located on The LINQ Promenade, the open-air district in the center of the Las Vegas Strip, the multi-dimensional space boasts 32 lanes of bowling, six 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 Jack White, Disclosure, Alabama Shakes, Modest Mouse, Robert Plant, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Roots and Jane’s Addiction.

 

For real-time show announcements and the latest information direct to you, follow Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

For the most up-to-date show lineup, or to schedule your next event at Brooklyn Bowl, visit www.brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas/. If you would like to be added to our email list for first information about upcoming shows email LasVegasNewsletter@BrooklynBowl.com.

 

Smash Mouth and Toad the Wet Sprocket to Perform FREE Concert at Fremont Street Experience

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Smash Mouth and Toad the Wet Sprocket to Perform FREE Concert at Fremont Street Experience

Be an “All Star” at the next ‘Rock of Vegas’ Summer Concert on June 27



 Celebrate the summer at Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas summer concert series with Smash Mouth and Toad the Wet Sprocket. They will be performing a FREE concert on Saturday, June 27 at the 1st Street Stage. Toad the Wet Sprocket will take the stage first at 9 p.m. followed by Smash Mouth about 10:30 p.m. The legendary downtown Las Vegas entertainment venue is this summer’s alternative destination through Labor Day weekend with a free concert series that showcases a stellar lineup of bands that take music to the edge.

Smash Mouth will perform a free concert during Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas summer concert series on Saturday, June 27 at 9 p.m. at the 1st Street Stage. Smash Mouth will perform a free concert during Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas summer concert series on Saturday, June 27 at 9 p.m. at the 1st Street Stage.

Smash Mouth
Formed in late 1994, Smash Mouth began recording demos and showcasing in both San Jose and Hollywood, Calif. In June 1997, Smash Mouth signed to Interscope Records when label brass caught wind of an unknown (and unsigned) band being added to L.A. radio station KROQ’s playlist after only one spin of their song “Walkin’ on the Sun.” Smash Mouth’s major-label debut Fush Yu Mang goes more than double platinum and sets the table for what most consider their masterpiece, the brilliant follow-up album Astrolounge. Boasting three top-ten hits (“All-Star,” “Then the Morning Comes,” and “Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby”), sales for Astrolounge are nearly double than their debut album, approaching quadruple platinum status. Smash Mouth’s third eponymous Interscope release features the ecstatic first single “Pacific Coast Party” and the smash hit “I’m a Believer” which was featured on the Shrek soundtrack. The band most recently released the album Magic and continue has focused on touring and entertaining troops in Japan, Guam, Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

Toad the Wet Sprocket will perform a free concert during Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas summer concert series on Saturday, June 27 at 9 p.m. at the 1st Street Stage.  Toad the Wet Sprocket will perform a free concert during Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas summer concert series on Saturday, June 27 at 9 p.m. at the 1st Street Stage.

Toad the Wet Sprocket
Named in honor of a sketch by the Monty Python comedy troupe, Toad the Wet Sprocket became one of the most successful alternative rock bands of the early ’90s, boasting a contemporary folk-pop sound that wielded enough melody and R.E.M.-styled jangle to straddle both the modern rock and adult contemporary markets. Singer Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dinning and drummer Randy Guss formed the group in 1986 in their native Santa Barbara, Calif. After years of persistent touring, Toad the Wet Sprocket went mainstream with the 1991 album Fear as the single “All I Want” became a Top 20 hit. Another single from the LP, “Walk on the Ocean,” fared similarly well, and the combination pushed Fear to platinum sales. Three years later Toad returned with the album Dulcinea which generated a third Top 40 hit with the single “Fall Down.” The band continues to tour and most recently released their first album of new material in 16 years with New Constellation.

For complete information on the headliner concerts and nightly entertainment, visit www.vegasexperience.com.

 

Rock of Vegas Concert Series
Throughout the summer, Fremont Street Experience will provide the ultimate nirvana for rock music fans with an exciting lineup of performances that include: Smash Mouth and Toad the Wet Sprocket on June 27; Dropkick Murphys headlining UFC International Fight Week concert on July 10; Theory of a Deadman on July 18; Spin Doctors and Cherry Poppin’ Daddies on Aug. 1; and Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult on Sept. 6. All concerts start at 9 p.m.

About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system.  Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. SlotZilla, the world’s most unique zipline attraction, features the 850-foot Zipline and the 1,750-foot Zoomline as people launch from a 12-story slot-machine themed takeoff platform to fly under the Viva Vision canopy. With direct pedestrian access to 8 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 17 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.

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Fremont Street Experience Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series Announces Lineup

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Fremont Street Experience Rock of Vegas
Summer Concert Series Announces Lineup

Fremont Street Experience Rock of Vegas concert series announces lineup for the summer that will turn the legendary downtown venue into summer’s alternative destination. Celebrating its seventh anniversary, the free concerts have become one of the most popular summertime events in Las Vegas. The free concert series in Downtown Las Vegas will kick off Memorial Day Weekend with KC and The Sunshine Band, and runs through Labor Day Weekend with performances by Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult.

Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series at Fremont Street Experience headliner concerts:

May 23 – KC and The Sunshine Band – 3rd Street Stage
May 30 – Tonic & Vertical Horizon – 1st Street Stage
June 13 – Martha Davis and The Motels, The Tubes & The Smithereens – 3rd Street Stage
June 27 – Smash Mouth & Toad the Wet Sprocket – 1st Street Stage
July 10 – UFC Fight Week Concert (band TBA) – 3rd Street Stage
July 18 – Theory of a Deadman – 1st Street Stage
Aug. 1 – Spin Doctors & Cherry Poppin’ Daddies – 1st Street Stage
Sept. 6 – Kansas & Blue Oyster Cult – 3rd Street Stage

(All concerts start at 9 p.m.)

“We have some terrific shows scheduled for the summer. We have an amazing lineup of bands this year as there is something for everyone,” said Jeff Victor, president of Fremont Street Experience. “It is always great fun here in the summer and you can’t beat the price – free – so don’t miss out on the best deal in Las Vegas. Downtown hotel-casinos also offer fabulous values on room rates, gambling, plus many food and drink specials.”

KC and The Sunshine Band
KC and The Sunshine Band are still as widely popular today as they were when they first danced into the music scene 40 years ago. Harry Wayne Casey – KC for short – developed a unique fusion of R&B and funk, with a hint of a Latin percussion groove, giving us an impressive string of hits like “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s The Way (I Like It)” and “Shake Your Booty.” With sales of over 100 million records, nine Grammy nominations, three Grammy Awards and an American Music Award, KC and The Sunshine Band was one of the most progressive bands of the ’70s and is credited with changing the sound of modern pop music.

Tonic & Vertical Horizon
Multiple Grammy-nominated Tonic’s hit, “If You Could Only See,” was a highlight of the group’s platinum-selling album, Lemon Parade. Alt rock favorites Vertical Horizon has had a slew of hits including “You’re a God,” “Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)” and “Everything You Want.”

Martha Davis and The Motels, The Tubes & The Smithereens
You’d be hard-pressed to find any compilation of ’80s hits that doesn’t include songs by these popular groups. Some favorites include “Only the Lonely” from Martha Davis and The Motels, “Talk to Ya Later” from The Tubes, featuring Fee Waybill, and “A Girl Like You” from The Smithereens.

Smash Mouth & Toad the Wet Sprocket
American rock band Smash Mouth is perhaps best known for their hits, “Walkin’ in the Sun” and “All Star,” featured in numerous movie soundtracks. Alt Rock’s Toad the Wet Sprocket have a string of chart-topping hits including, “Walk on the Ocean,” “Something’s Always Wrong” and “All I Want.”

Theory of a Deadman
Canadian rockers Theory of a Deadman formed in 2001 and have had seven Top 10 hits. Their biggest radio success came from 2008’s Scars & Souvenirs. Their hits include “So Happy,” “Bad Girlfriend” and “Not Meant to Be.”

Spin Doctors and Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Spin Doctors are best known for two hits with irresistible melodies, “Two Princes” and “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong.” Cherry Poppin’ Daddies rose to the forefront of the neo-swing movement with their two million-selling “Zoot Suit Riot.”

Kansas & Blue Oyster Cult
Kansas has scored eight gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums and a platinum live album as well hits like “Carry On Wayward Son” and the timeless “Dust in the Wind.” Blue Oyster Cult has sold more than 24 million albums worldwide since their debut in 1972. Some of their most memorable songs include “Godzilla,” “Burnin’ for You” and “Don’t Fear the Reaper.”

For complete information on the headliner concerts and nightly entertainment, visit www.vegasexperience.com.

KC and the Sunshine Band

Harry Wayne Casey, KC for short, founder and leader of KC and the Sunshine Band, will kick off the Rock of Vegas summer concert series at Fremont Street Experience on Saturday, May 23. Photo by A. Streiber.

About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system.  Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. SlotZilla, the world’s most unique zipline attraction, features the 850-foot Zipline and the 1,750-foot Zoomline as people launch from a 12-story slot-machine themed takeoff platform to fly under the Viva Vision canopy. With direct pedestrian access to 8 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 17 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.

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Brooklyn Bowl Celebrates First Year Full of Rave Reviews

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BROOKLYN BOWL LAS VEGAS CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY,
YEAR FULL OF SUPERLATIVES

On Saturday, March 7, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas celebrates its first year as Las Vegas newest, most exciting and unique entertainment venue. Combining 32 bowling lanes, five bars and an award-winning menu by Bruce and Eric Bromberg’s Blue Ribbon Restaurants with a dynamic roster of live music acts, Brooklyn Bowl is savvy locals’ and tourists’ favorite entertainment destination.

“It’s amazing to think a year has already passed, but we couldn’t be more pleased with the reception Brooklyn Bowl has received in Las Vegas,” said Peter Shapiro, founder and owner, The Bowls. “We’ve come to a city famous for its entertainment and succeeded in transforming the way people experience live music. We owe all Las Vegas music fans—as well as those who’ve visited us from around the world—tremendous gratitude for making our first year a stellar one.”

In just 12 months, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas has accumulated numerous accolades, including the following:
-Best Live Music Venues in Las Vegas, No. 1 – Travel + Leisure
-Top 10 New Restaurants 2014 – Las Vegas Review-Journal
-Reader’s Choice Best Live Music Venue, Best Concert Calendar, Best New Music Venue and Best Potato Kinish – Las Vegas Weekly
-Best New Venue, Best Ventilation – Vegas Seven
-Best Happy Hour and Best Music Venue – Desert Companion

It’s no surprise Brooklyn Bowl’s live music roster generates so much excitement among critics and music lovers alike. During the first year, the Venue hosted nearly 300 live shows representing an expansive array of musical genres, with artists including John Legend, OneRepublic, Elvis Costello, The Roots, Jane’s Addiction, Phil Lesh & Friends, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Primus, O.A.R., Smashing Pumpkins, Los Lobos, Steve Winwood, Wu-Tang Clan, Jack White and The String Cheese Incident.

Brooklyn Bowl’s restaurant, helmed by Chef Dermot Driscoll and featuring Blue Ribbon Restaurants’ menu, consistently receives raves. The much-lauded menu elevates comfort food and offers new twists on old favorites. Signature dishes include its world-renowned Fried Chicken, served with white bread and honey; Egg Shooters with pickled peppers and olive oil mayo; a variety of French Bread Pizzas, including The Theresa, with butternut squash, mushrooms and roasted garlic; The Bowl Burger Deluxe with all of the fixin’s and fries; and Mac & Cheese with baked crumbs. New to the menu are Chef Driscoll’s Deep Fried Pickles with Blue Ribbon seasoning and chipotle ranch. Brooklyn Bowl’s menu is complemented by a thirst-quenching roster of craft beers and spirited house cocktails, such as the Drunken Palmer, combining Seagram’s Sweet Tea Vodka and lemonade, and Rum Punch, a blend of Bacardi Superior, Gosling’s Rum and juice.

Brooklyn Bowl’s famous fried chicken inspired Driscoll to create the Fried Chicken Martini in honor of the venue’s first anniversary. This celebratory libation incorporates Tito’s Handmade Vodka, which was infused with fried chicken for two weeks. The fried chicken vodka is then poured into a glass dipped in a touch of honey imported directly from the Mexican honey farm belonging to Blue Ribbon Restaurants founder Bruce Bromberg. The honeyed rim is then dipped in the restaurant’s signature fried chicken seasoning and garnished with a boneless piece of fried chicken skewered with a sprig of rosemary. Executive Chef Dermot Driscoll’s inventive creation will be available for a limited time.

Finally, over the course of its first year, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas charted several notable numbers:
-Total guests served: 600,000
-Hosted shows and events: 325
-Pounds of served chicken: 60,000
-Pounds of French fries served: 30,000
-Number of beers sold: 260,000

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas serves its full menu in the restaurant and at the lanes every day starting at 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and noon on Saturday and Sunday, when a brunch menu is also available.

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ABOUT BROOKLYN BOWL LAS VEGAS
Located center strip at The LINQ, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is where locals and tourists go nightly for an eclectic blend of live music, 32 bowling lanes and five bars with an all-house-made menu created and overseen by brothers Bruce and Eric Bromberg’s Blue Ribbon Restaurants. During shows, more than 2,400 guests can enjoy the performance from the general admission area, the luxurious bowlers’ lounges adjacent to the lanes where guests can relax on leather sofas and enjoy the full menu, or the upstairs lounge boxes that overlook it all. Since opening in March 2014, notable performances have included Elvis Costello, The Roots, Jane’s Addiction, Phil Lesh & Friends, Primus, O.A.R., Smashing Pumpkins, Jack White, John Legend and OneRepublic, as well as numerous others. USA Today says “Music lovers and food lovers finally have a spot to share the night: Brooklyn Bowl at The LINQ,” while Travel + Leisure named it No. 1 on its “Best Live Music Venues in Las Vegas” list. The original Brooklyn Bowl is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn—”one of the most incredible places on Earth,” according to Rolling Stone—and, last year, Brooklyn Bowl opened a location at The O2 in London, England. For additional information, including the most up-to-date show lineup, visit www.BrooklynBowl.com. For information regarding upcoming shows, email lasvegasnewsletter@brooklynbowl.com.

ABOUT BLUE RIBBON RESTAURANTS
Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Restaurants, which created Brooklyn Bowl’s menu, was founded in 1992 by brothers Eric and Bruce Bromberg. The Bromberg Brothers received their formal training at Paris’ famed Cordon Bleu, and at fine restaurants around France and New York City. Eric and Bruce Bromberg have been twice honored as finalists for the James Beard Foundation “Outstanding Restaurateur” award. The original Blue Ribbon restaurant has been a chef’s destination since it opened in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood in 1992. Blue Ribbon Restaurants has grown to sixteen diverse and well-regarded top-quality dining experiences in New York City, London and Las Vegas. Blue Ribbon Restaurants are annually recognized for excellence by many leading culinary institutions and publications. Blue Ribbon also provides restaurant consulting services and operates a wholesale bread bakery in New York City. In 2010, Bruce and Eric Bromberg released their first cookbook, The Blue Ribbon Cookbook, which offers recipes for Blue Ribbon signature dishes and insider culinary wisdom. For more information, please visit www.BlueRibbonRestaurants.com.