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Anthony Bourdain Brings New Live Show to Philadelphia As Part of "The Hunger" Tour, October 26, 2016

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Globetrotting TV host and chef @Bourdain brings his brutally honest, brand new live show to @KimmelCenter as part of #TheHunger tour 10/26

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Amanda Conte


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North American Tour Celebrates Release of AppetitesBourdain’s First Cookbook in 10 Years

IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, August 25, 2016 ) –– Bringing his international flavor to Philadelphia, renowned and best-selling author, television host, and multiple Emmy® Award-winner, Anthony Bourdain, presents his tour, The Hunger, in celebration of the release of Appetites, his first cookbook in 10 years. The Hunger 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. This event, taking place at the Academy of Music on Wednesday October 26 at 7:30 p.m., is presented in association with iNNOVATiON ARTS & ENTERTAiNMENT.

“You never know what to expect when Anthony Bourdain takes the stage to discuss food, travel, and everything in between,” said Ed Cambron, Executive Vice President of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “One thing I can guarantee, the performance will give the audience a hefty dose of what fans of Anthony have come to know and love – his impressive storytelling, serious food talk, and of course, keeping with the Bourdain spirit, the more than occasional joke.”

Anthony Bourdain began his career when he first established himself as executive chef at Brassier Les Halles. Following the release of his 1997 article, “Don’t Read Before Eating This,” in The New Yorker to rave reviews, Bourdain moved from one high profile culinary project to the next, including TV shows: A Cook’s Tour and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, and books such as Kitchen Confidential, Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly,  A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines, The Nasty Bits and more. In addition to his award-winning television and writing career, he has appeared as a guest judge on Top Chef, and a main judge on Top Chef All-Stars, among other ventures in the entertainment industry.

Other featured upcoming performances at the Kimmel Center Campus include: Bill Maher (September 9, 2016, Academy of Music), Steven Martin & Martin Short (October 28-29, 2016, Academy of Music) , Lewis Black (November 5, 2016, Academy of Music), and Neil deGrasse Tyson: An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies (November 30, 2016, Academy of Music).


Academy of Music

October 26, 2016, 7:30 p.m.


Tickets are on sale now and start at $55.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. More information at

All VIP ticketholders will receive a complimentary copy of Appetites, the best seats in the house, and the opportunity to meet Anthony Bourdain after the show.

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, The Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the University of the Arts’ Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly Pops, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music.  TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2016-2017 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit

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