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Alton Brown announces new US tour dates, including stop in Buffalo

by jmaloni

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Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 12:15 pm

"Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour" visits UB Center for the Arts Nov. 16

Renowned foodist and television personality Alton Brown today announced the return of "Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour," on the heels of the successful inaugural run to 46 U.S. cities. Brown will bring his tour to the University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts Sunday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $99.50 (VIP, includes preferred seating and meet-and-greet), $49.50 and $39.50. They go on sale Friday, June 6, at 10 a.m. at the Center for the Arts Box Office and tickets.com. Charge by phone at 1-888-223-6000. More information is available at www.ubcfa.org.

More than 100,000 tickets were sold for the Food Network star's show, which features a pinch of comedy, talk show antics, a multimedia lecture, live music (he sings!), a dash of "extreme" food experimentation (ponchos are provided for those in the first few rows), and, of course, puppets.

Enthusiastic fans and critics have raved about the interactive component where Brown invites audience members on stage to serve as his assistant.

"We have combined science, music, food, and a few other things no one in his right mind would allow me to do on TV, into a two-hour extravaganza that's fun for the whole family," Brown said. He has been cultivating the show's material for about a decade and wrote most of the musical numbers, which all take a comedic look at food.

Brown, author of seven books, including the James Beard Award-winning "I'm Just Here for the Food," and New York Times bestselling sequence "Good Eats," has hosted numerous food series, including "Iron Chef America." He currently serves as host on the game show "Cutthroat Kitchen" and as a mentor/judge on "Food Network Star," which premiered its 10th season Sunday.

Those craving Brownian wit and wisdom from its truest source can find additional show and ticketing information at www.altonbrowntour.com.

About Alton Brown

Although Alton Brown spent plenty of time in his mom's kitchen growing up, his real interest in food sparked in college when he discovered that girls who said "no" to dates sometimes said "yes" if he offered to cook for them. His social life may have not ignited, but the food spark did, and, after spending a decade behind the camera in the commercial industry, he headed to culinary school in hopes of one day creating a new kind of cooking show.

"Good Eats," the show Brown would go on to write, produce and host, ran for 13 straight years on Food Network before making the jump to Cooking Channel where it airs today. Combining food science, pop culture, skit humor, innovative cooking, and the occasional belching puppet, "Good Eats" has millions of fans and garnered a coveted Peabody award for broadcast excellence.

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