Lupe Fiasco, Kurt Vile Confirmed For Asbury Lanes Summer Lineup

Asbury Lanes
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The Bowery Presents, who recently took over booking for New Jersey’s bowling alley-turned-alternative music venue Asbury Lanes, announced the venue’s initial lineup once it opens this summer.

The Cold Seas are playing the Asbury’s opening night May 25, with following headlining sets including

Asbury Lanes recently announced it was undergoing renovations and entering an exclusive deal to be booked by The Bowery Presents. The venue originally opened in the 1960s as an 18-lane bowling alley and was turned into a 350-capacity alternative music venue in the early 2000s, seeing performances from the likes of Of Montreal, The Bouncing Souls, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, and Mick Jones of The Clash.

Asbury Lanes faced closure or demolition because of structural and mechanical problems following a half century of use. That was until developer iStar decided to revamp the venue as part of it’s revitalization of the Asbury Park waterfront. 

Upgrades include a custom-designed sound system by Clair Brothers, new lighting by Nashville-based Cour Design and a reinvented stage where platforms will cover the bowling lanes during performances, doubling the venue’s capacity to 746. 

“Asbury Lanes has played a key role in the rich and storied music history of Asbury Park,” Mark Shulman, principal at The Bowery Presents, said in a statement. “When paired with the noteworthy bookings that The Bowery Presents is known for, the reborn Asbury Lanes will become the premier intimate venue for the entire region.”