Believe It! Anthony Bourdain at TPAC Nov. 3, Tix on Sale July 27



In a post last week, Country Life marveled at the roster of visiting authors the Salon@615 series has lined up for the fall. But we hinted that there would be yet another major announcement coming up outside the series. This is it: Anthony Bourdain, arguably the hottest food-TV personality going, will appear at TPAC Nov. 3.

Bourdain's riding a king-of-all-media wave, as he's about to add CNN to the list of networks that have featured his shows (which include The Food Network's A Cook's Tour and The Travel Channel's The Layover). (He'll also be hosting AMC's "Mob Week" of gangster movies coming up, an offer he evidently couldn't refuse.) He's making Nashville a stop on his 11-city fall tour, which will include candid reminiscences and an audience Q&A.

That's about all we know at the moment, with more details expected later today. The most important information right now, given that the event will sell out quickly: Tickets will range from $15 to $65 and go on sale July 27, with limited tickets available for a VIP party after the show with a photo opp and meet and greet. To sweeten the deal, it's being catered by City House, Corsair, Yazoo and Olive and Sinclair Chocolate, with book-selling partner Parnassus Books on hand also. Stay tuned for more information leading up to the sale date and show.

UPDATE: Press release below.


NASHVILLE — With new, uncensored material, Anthony Bourdain travels to Nashville with stories that are sure to make your ears burn.

Chef, author of Kitchen Confidential and Medium Raw, and internationally renowned television host, Anthony Bourdain, will visit the Tennessee Performing Arts Center for one night only, Saturday, November 3, at 8:00 p.m. Bourdain will spend the evening sharing candid, and often hysterical, insights about his life’s work and travels, including an open question and answer session with the audience. The appearance is part of his 11-city tour this fall.

Bourdain, the chef at large at New York’s famed Brasserie Les Halles, is the author of the bestselling Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, a hilariously blunt and sometimes shocking portrait of life in restaurant kitchens that has been translated into over 28 languages. His book, A Cook’s Tour, published in conjunction with his series on the Food Network, was also a bestseller in the U.S. and the U.K.

A contributing authority for Food Arts Magazine, his work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times and Gourmet. He has also been profiled by CBS Sunday Morning and Nightline and has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Colbert Report, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Bourdain will also debut a brand new show on CNN in early 2013, expanding the network’s coverage of food and travel.

Tickets range from $15 - $65 and will go on sale Friday, July 27, at 10:00 a.m. CST. Tickets will be available at, by phone at (615) 782-4040, or by visiting the TPAC Box Office at 505 Deaderick Street in downtown Nashville.

VIP Tickets Available

A limited number of VIP tickets are available. VIP tickets include: premiere seating and an exclusive meet and greet session with Bourdain featuring hors d’oeuvres, a photo opportunity, a limited edition Anthony Bourdain tour poster and a limited edition tour VIP laminate. The meet and greet will be held at The Nashville City Center, featuring a menu by Chef Tandy Wilson of City House Restaurant. Promotional partners Corsair Distillery, Yazoo Brewery and Olive & Sinclair Southern Artisan Chocolates will be providing selections of their specialty spirits, beers and chocolates for all in attendance. Other promotional partners include Nashville Scene and YELP.

Copies of Kitchen Confidential, as well as several other titles from his catalog, will be available for purchase onsite via Parnassus Books.

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