ANTHONY BOURDAIN’S “CLOSE TO THE BONE” TOUR SLICES THROUGH 10 CITIES
Pre-Sale Starts April 7 - General Public On-Sale April 17
NASHVILLE – Internationally renowned best-selling author, television host and multiple Emmy award winnerAnthony Bourdain today announced a 10-city United States tour launching July 7 in Nashville at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 17 at 10:00 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at (615) 782-4040, and in person at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville.
“Close to the Bone” serves audiences an all-new live show featuring an unyielding, brutally honest monologue reflecting on diverse culture, street cuisine and Bourdain’s travels to lesser-known locations around the world, followed by an open Q&A session.
Currently filming the hit CNN original series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (season five premieres on Sunday, April 26 at 9:00 pm ET/PT), Bourdain brings audiences a menu loaded with lots of laughs, serious discussions and unapologetic irreverence.
“I want to open the book on what I’ve learned seeking the road UN-traveled – more than I get to show you on television,” says Bourdain. The Peabody Award winner, known for getting the most out of his interview subjects who often reveal deep insights to him about local food, culture and their homeland, will have no shortage of stories and unfettered opinions to share with his audiences.
About Anthony Bourdain
Chef, author, and raconteur Anthony Bourdain is best known for traveling the globe on his stomach, on his TV show Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. He has established himself as a professional gadfly, bête noir, advocate, social critic, and pork enthusiast, recognized for his caustic sense of humor worldwide. He is as unsparing of those things he hates, as he is evangelical about his passions.
Bourdain is the author of the bestselling Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, a candid, hysterical, and sometimes shocking portrait of life in restaurant kitchens that has been translated into more than 28 languages – as well as the travel journal, A Cook’s Tour, the non-fiction Medium Raw, three crime novels, a cookbook, a biography of Typhoid Mary, the bestselling graphic novel Get Jiro!, and others. The sequel to Get Jiro!, entitled Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi, will be published in October 2015.
His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Times of London, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Vanity Fair,
Bourdain joined the writing staff of HBO’s Treme in 2011, contributing to the popular drama’s restaurant storylines. He recently launched his own publishing line with Ecco,
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, which he made from 2004 – 2012, was widely popular all over the world, has won two Emmy Awards, with several other nominations. 2013 saw the premiere of two new television shows hosted by Bourdain: The Taste, a cooking competition series for ABC with Nigella Lawson, the third season of which debuted in December 2014, and Parts Unknown, a travel docu-series for CNN, which won two Emmy Awards in 2013 and a Peabody Award and Emmy Award in 2014.
About the Tour Producers
“Close to the Bone” is produced by Innovation Arts & Entertainment (IAE). IAE is a boutique producer of unique live entertainment experiences featuring intelligent, articulate, and engaging artists and authors. IAE is proud to have recently produced the United States book tour for Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, as well as the 2015 US theater tour of renowned astrophysicist and host of TV’s Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Current and past tours featured David Sedaris, Anthony Bourdain, Garrison Keillor, and William Shatner to audiences across North America. Based in Chicago, IAE offers audiences across the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico the most exciting, critically successful live entertainment options. From touring Broadway shows, speakers, concerts, comedians, and lecture, IAE sets the bar for quality, popular events and delivering ticket buyers to our theater and arena partners everywhere.
Cities and ticketing details are available at www.AnthonyBourdainOnTour.com.