Anthony Bourdain announces 2015 summer tour

Celebrity chef, writer, TV personality and rambling man Anthony Bourdain has officially announced a 10 city tour for summer 2015. Bourdain, who is known for his culinary memoirs, world traveling narratives and no nonsense take on food, has toured before. Food Republic notes that in 2012 Bourdain toured the nation performing a straightforward presentation that included stories from the road, behind-the-scene anecdotes of his various on-screen projects and general talk about world cuisines. With that said, one can expect a similar experience from his upcoming "Close to the Bone" Tour, which kicks off in Nashville on July 7, 2015. 

Close to the Bone 
Bourdain's narrative journalism and culinary adventuring have earned him multiple accolades including several Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award and recognition from the James Beard Foundation, according to Eater. Bourdain's performance will consist of a monologue discussing his travels to lesser-known parts of the world and their cuisine, among other topics, and end with an open Q&A session. 

In a press release, Bourdain explained, "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."

Tickets go on sale to the general public on April 17, 2015, at The tour includes the following dates:

  • July 7       Nashville              TPAC (Jackson Hall)
  • July 8       Houston                Jones Hall
  • July 9       Austin                   Bass Concert Hall
  • July 10    Dallas                    Majestic Theatre
  • July 11    Atlanta                   Fox Theatre
  • July 24    Minneapolis        State Theatre
  • July 26    San Francisco    Davies Symphony Hall
  • July 27    Seattle                  Paramount
  • July 28    Portland              Schnitzer Hall
  • July 30    Chicago              Auditorium Theatre

The tour is being produced by Innovation Arts & Entertainment, a company that has put together past tours for artists and authors such as Hillary Rodham Clinton, David Sedaris, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Garrison Keillor and William Shatner.

Anthony Bourdain 
Bourdain established himself as a renegade culinary icon with his audacious memoir of the restaurant industry titled, "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly." Today, Bourdain's bestselling hallmark work has been translated into more than 28 languages and was a 2014 World Book Night selection, among various other honors. The chef has also penned several crime novels, a graphic novel and a second food memoir titled "Medium Raw." Bourdain established himself in television as host of the series "No Reservations" and more recently CNN's "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown," for which he is currently wrapping up his fifth season. 

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