Anthony Bourdain plays shows. No, not guest shreds with Josh Homme or Handsome Dick Manitoba. Not this either. “It’s me walking out on stage,” he tells us an in extra-gravelly New York brogue. On June 9, Bourdain will do just that, marking his Brooklyn debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with 90-plus minutes of shoot-from-the-hip rawness.

As he told us in a recent interview, the gig will combine stories, some very short video clips and special guests. “Basically, I’m going to talk about a good number of substantive issues. A couple of things I’ve been spoiling to address in a public way, what I’ve learned in almost 12 years of traveling and then just talk about anything that pisses me off that week. It will be a food– and travel-centric discussion for sure.”

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