Soulive had the distinct pleasure of opening the new Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia on Thursday. The trio was joined throughout the evening by George Porter Jr., as well as a stable of special gusts including Questlove and Tom Hamilton.
The evening marked the first show at the extension of the flagship Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburgh and comes seven years after the franchise expanded to Las Vegas. Soulive—featuring Eric Krasno (guitar), Neal Evans (keys), and Alan Evans (drums)—was a logical choice to open the venue, as the group’s Bowlive residencies are a time-honored tradition at the original location. Joining the trio throughout the Philadelphia run is The Meters bassist and funk legend George Porter Jr., and it’s clear from Thursday’s show that the extended lineup doesn’t stop there.
The grand opening Bowlive extravaganza at Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia continues tonight, November 5th. For tickets and a full list of upcoming concerts, visit the venue’s website. Scroll down to check out some fan-shot videos of Soulive with George Porter. Jr, Tom Hamilton, and Questlove at the opening of the new Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia as well as a gallery of images courtesy of photographer Ken Spielman.
Soulive (w/ George Porter Jr., Questlove, Tom Hamilton) – “Africa” – 11/4/21
[Video: Joe Stover]
Soulive (w/ George Porter Jr., Tom Hamilton) – “West L.A. Fadeaway” (Grateful Dead) – 11/4/21