THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES to Play Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, 8/17
Tickets are available online at WWW.TICKETFLY.com, or also at vegas.brooklynbowl.com or, to charge tickets by phone, call 877-987-6487. Tickets available at the BROOKLYN BOWL LAS VEGAS box office open every day at 12 p.m.
General Admission tickets are $35 plus applicable service charges. Ages 21+ with ID welcome.
ABOUT THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES: Since their inception in 1984, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have been one of rock music's most prolific touring and recording bands. During their 27 year career they have played thousands of shows all over the world and released a slew of ground breaking albums.
The Bosstones formed when Cambridge, Massachusetts high school chums Joe Gittleman, Nate Albert and Ben Carr approached Dicky Barrett about fronting their new band. Barrett agreed and brought in his pals Tim Bridwell and Tim Burton on horns. They were joined by drummer Josh Dalsimer. In early 1984 the band played its first gigs in several clubs and barrooms around Boston. Barrett, Gittleman, Burton and Carr have remained constant members. The current line-up also includes drummer Joe Sirois, who replaced Dalsimer in 1991, Saxaphonist Kevin Lenear, an early member who left the band in 1998 and returned in 2008, and guitarist Lawrence Katz and trombonist Chris Rhodes, both of whom joined in 2000.
The Bosstones are credited as a progenitor of the ska-punk genre, and the creators of its sub-genre ska-core, a form of music which mixes ska with punk and hardcore. Since the release of their 1989 debut album Devil's Night Out, the band has toured and recorded extensively. They were a key figure in the development of the mid-90's "Third Wave" ska scene and one of the first bands to popularize the genre in the musical mainstream with their platinum-selling 1997 album Let's Face It, and its hit single "The Impression That I Get." They have also earned the reputation as one of the hardest touring bands in rock. The band released seven studio albums, three EPs and a live album by the time they announced a hiatus in December 2003.
In the fall of 2007 the Bosstones reunited to resume touring and recording, releasing their eighth studio album, Pin Points and Gin Joints, in December 2009. Their newest album, The Magic of Youth, was released on December 6, 2011. www.bosstonesmusic.com
ABOUT BROOKLYN BOWL: Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is the brand's third location. 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. 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".
Brooklyn Bowl New York has hosted a diverse range of acts including Kanye West, Elvis Costello, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Gossip, HAIM, Snoop Dogg, Guns N'Roses, James Murphy, Adele, Paul Simon, Big Boi, Moby, N.E.R.D, Talib Kweli, and Solange. 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."
For additional information about Brooklyn Bowl, visit www.brooklynbowl.com.