Chef, author, and raconteur Anthony Bourdain is best known for traveling the globe on his stomach, daringly consuming some of the world’s most exotic dishes on his hit TV shows Parts Unknown on CNN, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover. Somewhat notoriously, 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. For one night only, Bourdain will spend the evening sharing candid, unyielding insights about his life’s work and travels, including an open question and answer session with the audience.
Internationally renowned best-selling author, television host and multiple Emmy-award winner Anthony Bourdain today announced a 10-city United States tour launching July 7 in Nashville. Tickets for Bourdain’s Houston appearance go on sale to the general public Friday, April 17, and may be purchased online at spahouston.org or by calling 713-227-4772.
“Close to the Bone” serves audiences an all new live show featuring an unyielding, brutally honest monologue reflecting on diverse culture, street cuisine and his 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 Sunday, April 26. 9pm 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.
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.