Quirky geektastic food show host Alton Brown is shown on a promotional video on his website ordering ponchos and air cannons for his upcoming tour — one that's bringing him to Tampa — for some "bizarre and potentially messy experiments."
The Iron Chef host and Peabody Award-winning television personality is taking his brand of quirky humor and culinary science on the road with the Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour. Brown will appear at Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa on March 1, 2014, and tickets, which start at $35, go on sale at noon on June 7.
Brown's tour promises to be like his show, but with live music, highly unorthodox culinary demonstrations, multimedia presentations and lots of audience participation. Some of the audience members will have the opportunity to serve as Brown's trusted assistants on stage.
"I've been cultivating material for this show for about a decade so it'll feel pretty darned good to finally get it out of my head and onto a stage. I feel we've come up with some pretty amazing food demos, and the multimedia segments are solid," Brown said in a news release, "but I do have to say, I'm a bit nervous about the singing parts."
Good Eats, the show that Brown would write, produce and host, ran for 13 straight years on Food Network before making the jump to Cooking Channel where it airs now. Combining food science, pop culture, skit humor, innovative cooking and the occasional belching puppet, Good Eats won a Peabody Award for broadcast excellence in 2007.
Brown has also served as the culinary commentator of Iron Chef America for 11 seasons, and hosted Next Iron Chef for five years. Brown took home the James Beard Award for top food show host in 2011. He's written seven books, the last three of which made the New York Times Best Seller list.