One day after playing Brooklyn Bowl with his solo group, Marco Benevento has announced he will return to the familiar venue stage with musical partner Joe Russo, as the Benvento/Russo Duo will play Brooklyn Bowl’s 17th Annual Freaks Ball on February 25.
The Duo have been a rare sight in recent years, being mostly inactive since 2010 though the two frequently share the stage in Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and, less frequently, Bustle in Your Hedgerow, but they are currently ramping up their comeback, as Benevento and Russo officially reunited for a ship-rocking set on last month’s Jam Cruise after playing a “secret” Brooklyn show in late December. Benevento/Russo played the Freaks Ball from 2003–2005 and with extra musicians in 2006 and 2012, as the NYC Freaks group shepherded both musicians from their early days on the scene.
The Duo’s Brooklyn Bowl show will feature support from their Almost Dead bandmate Scott Metzger and his band WOLF!. Metzger has performed at every Freaks Ball since 2003.
Wolf! opened Benevento’s performance at the Bowl last night and welcomed the keyboardist to the stage during their encore. Metzger returned the favor during Benevento’s encore.
Tickets go on sale February 6. More information can be found here.