(Albuquerque/January 18, 2013) - Anthony Bourdain will bring his Guts & Glory tour to Albuquerque this spring . The internationally renowned chef, author, and television host will visit the Kiva Auditorium for one night only Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Bourdain will spend the evening sharing candid, often hysterical insights about his life’s work and travels, including an open question and answer session with the audience.

Bourdain, chef-at-large at New York’s famed Brasserie Les Halles, is the author of bestselling titles Kitchen Confidential and Medium Raw – both hilariously blunt and sometimes shocking portraits of life in restaurant kitchens. His latest project Get JIRO!, a culinary-themed graphic novel, was released on July 3 and quickly reached the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. His 2001 travel journal A Cook’s Tour was also a bestseller in the US and UK.

A contributing authority for Food Arts magazine, Bourdain’s work has also appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Times of London, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and many other publications. He has been profiled by CBS Sunday Morning and Nightline, and has been a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman, Morning Joe, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Daily Show, Charlie Rose, The Colbert Report, and Real Time with Bill Maher.

In addition to hosting Travel Channel’s Emmy Award-winning No Reservations and The Layover, Bourdain will serve as host for two new television shows premiering in 2013: The Taste, a cooking competition series for ABC, and a docu-series for CNN, expanding the network’s coverage of travel, culture and cuisine.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 10:00am. Tickets will be available by phone at 1-800-745-3000, online at Ticketmaster.com , or in person at any Ticketmaster Outlet locations. For more information, visit AnthonyBourdainonTour.com.

A limited number of VIP tickets will be available, which include: premier seating, a limited edition tour poster and VIP laminate, and exclusive access to a post-show meet and greet reception featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres and photo and signing opportunities with Anthony Bourdain. Albuquerque’s acclaimed Farm & Table is proud to be recognized as the Official Restaurant Sponsor of the evening, and Chef Jaye Wilkinson, along with her culinary team, will be providing an innovative selection of appetizers for VIP reception attendees.

Copies of Bourdain’s books will be available for purchase on-site from Bookworks, the show’s Official Bookstore Sponsor.