Popular food personality Alton Brown, made famous by his ability to explain the geeky science behind food in an entertaining way, is bringing a live performance to the Roanoke Performing Arts Center in November. Tickets go on sale in June.
According to his publicity folks, Brown will visit more than 40 cities in his “Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour.” The show is promised to be a combination of “stand-up comedy, talk show antics, multimedia lecture, live music and food experimentation,” with some audience members invited to the stage to be Brown’s assistants. A press release also says the audience should be prepared because “ponchos will be involved.” Hmmm.
Brown was made famous by his television show “Good Eats,” which aired on the Food Network for 13 years before moving to the Cooking Channel. He has been the culinary commentator for “Iron Chef” for 11 years, hosted “Next Iron Chef” for five years and has also been a judge on “The Next Food Network Star.”
He has also written a slew of books and won some nice awards, including the James Beard Award for top food show host in 2011.
Brown will appear in Roanoke on Saturday, November 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $39 and go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 7. They will be available at HomeTownBankTix.com, at the Roanoke Civic Center Box Office, or charge-by-phone at 1-877-HTB-TIXNow (1-877-482-8496).