Anthony Bourdain Announces New Tour, Cookbook

Bourdain The Hunger - Logo

The story broke on Eater this morning

Internationally renowned best-selling author, television host and multiple Emmy-award-winner Anthony Bourdain today announced The Hunger, a 11-city North American tour launching October 25 in New York. Bourdain’s first cookbook in 10 years, APPETITES (published by Ecco), also hits shelves October 25. Scroll down for a sneak peek of the front and back covers.

The Hunger 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 seven premiered Sunday, April 24; 9pm ET/PT), Bourdain will bring audiences a menu loaded with lots of laughs, serious discussions and unapologetic irreverence. Presale tickets begin May 2 and tickets for the general public are on-sale May 20. Today through May 1, fans can register to receive a presale code to purchase tickets before the May 20 general public on sale.

For more information including tour dates and tickets, visit

Tour dates include:

Date Venue City/Market
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Barnes & Noble Union Square New York
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Academy of Music Philadelphia
Thursday, October 27, 2016 DAR Constitution Hall Washington DC
Saturday, October 29, 2016 Palace Theatre Columbus
Sunday, October 30, 2016 Fox Theatre Detroit
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Sony Centre Toronto
Saturday, November 12, 2016 The Fabulous Fox St Louis
Sunday, November 13, 2016 The Paramount Theatre Seattle
Monday, November 14, 2016 Pantages Theatre Los Angeles
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 SF Opera House San Francisco
Thursday, November 17, 2016 SJ Center for the Performing Arts San Jose
Friday, November 18, 2016 Bellco Theatre Denver

The Hunger is produced by Chicago-based Innovation Arts & Entertainment (IAE), which has produced Anthony Bourdain’s tours since 2010. IAE has produced the United States book tour for Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the 2015 and 2016 sold out North American theater tours of renowned astrophysicist and host of TV’s Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and current and past tours featuring David Sedaris, Garrison Keillor and William Shatner.

Here’s a look at the new book cover for APPETITES, with art by Ralph Steadman:

Appetites FRONT COVER (Art by Ralph Steadman)

The back cover (photo by Bobby Fisher):

Bourdain. Back cover photo. APPETITES (Photo credit - Bobby Fisher)

-Dan Grody, TGPR