Anthony Bourdain Brings Guts & Glory Tour
MEMPHIS, TN (August 9, 2012) – Anthony Bourdain will bring his Guts & Glory tour to Memphis this fall with new, uncensored material and stories that are sure to make your ears burn! The internationally renowned chef, author, and television host will visit Orpheum Theatre for one night only, Friday, November 2 at 7:30pm. Bourdain will spend the evening sharing candid, often hysterical insights about his life’s work and travels, including an open question and answer session with the audience.
Bourdain, chef-at-large at New York’s famed Brasserie Les Halles, is the author of bestselling titles Kitchen Confidential and Medium Raw – both hilariously blunt and sometimes shocking portraits of life in restaurant kitchens. His latest project Get JIRO!, a culinary-themed graphic novel, was released on July 3 and has already reached the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. His 2001 travel journal A Cook’s Tour was also a bestseller in the US and UK.
A contributing authority for Food Arts magazine, Bourdain’s work has also appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Times of London, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and many other publications. He has been profiled by CBS Sunday Morning and Nightline, and has been a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman, Morning Joe, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Daily Show, Charlie Rose, The Colbert Report, and Real Time with Bill Maher.
In addition to hosting Travel Channel’s Emmy Award-winning No Reservations and The Layover, Bourdain will serve as host of two new television shows premiering in 2013: The Taste, a cooking competition series for ABC, and a docu-series for CNN, expanding the network’s coverage of travel, culture and cuisine.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 17 at 10:00am. Ticket prices range from $45.00 to $55.00. Tickets will be available by phone at 800-745-3000, online at Ticketmaster.com, or in person at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office.
A limited number of VIP tickets will be available, which include: premier seating, a VIP laminate, a limited edition tour poster and exclusive access to a post-show meet and greet reception featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres and photo and signing opportunities with Anthony Bourdain. Memphis’s acclaimed Majestic Grille is proud to be recognized as the Official Restaurant Sponsor of the evening and will be providing an innovative selection of appetizers for VIP reception attendees.
Copies of Bourdain’s books will be available for purchase on-site from The Booksellers at Laurelwood, the show’s Official Bookstore Sponsor. Tickets for the event will also be available for purchase at their Laurelwood Shopping Center location as of August 17.
Guts & Glory is produced by Innovation Arts & Entertainment. Established in 1998, IAE is a diversified enterprise specializing in all forms of live entertainment. From concerts to lectures to direct-from-Broadway theatrical productions, IAE has made its mark by deliberately discarding conventional wisdom to find a different path to successfully entertaining audiences. IAE currently presents over 300 events annually including headliners, special attractions, and subscription-based Broadway series across the United States, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico. In the 2012-2013 season, IAE will also be producing theatre tours with the iconic William Shatner and more.
Guts & Glory is also produced by Zero Point Zero, a television, digital, and live content production company founded in 2003 by executive producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia, with partner and managing director Joe Caterini coming aboard in 2009. Since its inception, ZPZ has produced hundreds of hours of television in 80 countries, including the Emmy Award-winning series Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and Diary of a Foodie. In 2011, Laurie Barnett joined ZPZ to launch Zero Point Zero Live, which represents a knowledgeable roster of chefs, authors, journalists, and entrepreneurs. They also help execute memorable engagements for colleges, festivals, corporate events, and conferences worldwide.ANTHONY BOURDAIN BRINGS GUTS AND GLORY TOUR
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