Guy Fieri Food Tour Presented by the National Pork Board: Cookin’ Live Coast to Coast as Celebrity Chef Hits the Road Beginning May 17

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 3, 2011) – After the success of last year’s Guy Fieri Road Show, celebrity chef, restaurateur, best-selling author and TV personality Guy Fieri will once again bring his zest for life and unique culinary style to venues across the U.S. Set to launch on May 17 in North Charleston, SC, the Guy Fieri Food Tour presented by the National Pork Board will mix the best elements of a live cooking show, the fun of a variety revue, and the non-stop adrenaline rush of a rock concert. Each night in a different city, Fieri will take center stage with an unscripted and wildly entertaining performance-complete with interactive cooking stations, secret tips and dishes from his forthcoming cookbook (Guy Fieri Food, due May 3), as well as behind-the-scenes stories from the road, and much more.

Tickets for the Guy Fieri Food Tour presented by the National Pork Board go on sale beginning March 11. Fans should check local listings and for updated tour and ticketing information. A limited number of VIP tickets will be available in two package levels for the tour. The “Off Da Hook” Package includes: premium onstage seating; a chance to sample the food prepared by Fieri; tour laminate; a copy of Fieri’s upcoming book, Guy Fieri Food; a pre-show meet and greet with Fieri (must be age 21 or older to purchase this package) and more. The “Kulinary Krew” Package includes: prime orchestra seating; tour laminate; a copy of Guy Fieri Food; a pre-show meet and greet with Fieri and more.

Australia-based flair bartender Hayden “Woody” Wood, entertainer and author of The Liquid Kitchen, will serve as the show’s opening act and onstage mixologist. L.A.’s DJ Cobra will spin the show’s soundtrack from the comfort of his wild, orange fur-covered DJ booth, starting with the customary introduction of Fieri to the rocking theme of Motley Crue’s “Kick Start My Heart.”

A best-selling author and restaurateur, Fieri is best known as the host of NBC’s hit primetime game show Minute to Win It. He also appears on four popular shows on the Food Network, including Guy’s Big Bite; as well as Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, where he travels across the country to find the most original and delicious food that America has to offer; the special series Tailgate Warriors; and as a guest judge on Next Food Network Star.

In 2008, Fieri released his first book, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: An All-American Road Trip…with Recipes! In its first week, it landed on the New York Times Best Sellers List. In 2009, he followed with a second “Diners” book, which also hit the Best Sellers List. On the Guy Fieri Food Tour, Fieri will take the recipes from the page to the stage and feature preparation of key dishes from his upcoming cookbook Guy Fieri Food (William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins).

Guy Fieri Food Tour 2011 Dates:
Tues., May 17 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Wed., May 18 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
Thurs. May 19 Cherokee, NC Harrah’s Cherokee
Sat., May 21 Windsor, ON Caesars Windsor – The Colosseum
Sun. May 22 Cleveland, OH Palace Theater
Mon. May 23 Columbus, OH Capitol Theatre
Wed. May 25 Midland, MI Midland Center for the Arts
Fri. May 27 Sioux City, IA Orpheum Theater
Sat. May 28 Hammond, IN Horseshoe Casino – The Venue
Sun. May 29 St. Louis, MO Blanche M Touhill Performing Arts Center
Mon. May 30 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
Wed. June 1 Fayetteville, AR Walton Arts Center
Thurs. June 2 Catoosa, OK Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa – The Joint
Fri. June 3 Robinsonville, MS Bluesville Showroom at Horseshoe Casino
Sat. June 4 New Orleans, LA Harrah’s New Orleans
Tues. June 7 Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center – Ikeda Theatre

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