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Guy Fieri Will Bring Food, Rock ’n’ Roll and Squirt Bottles to the Merriam Theater

In a career move that brings to mind Emeril’s eponymous sitcom (remember that?), resident Food Network chorizo-maker Guy Fieri is moving beyond the small screen and elevated himself to The Stage. The Diners, Drive-ins and Dives host is bringing the first ever Guy Fieri Road Show, a live performance which consists of, apparently “food, rock n’ roll, and everything they won’t let me do on TV!” to Philly’s Merriam Theater on November 18.

The tour hits 21 cities in 30 days. Details from the official site:

Guy modeled this live, two-hour food-a-palooza after a high-energy rock concert, including traveling from city to city on two tour buses with his culinary ‘krew.’

Australian flair bartender Hayden ‘Woody’ Wood, an effervescent entertainer and educator on all things liquid, will get the party started. Next, a local celebrated chef will demonstrate recipes from Guy’s new cookbook. Finally, Guy himself will take center stage with an unscripted and wildly entertaining performance, complete with interactive cooking stations, demos, behind the scenes stories from the road, and more.

If you’re a hardcore Fieri fan, there’s a “Kulinary Krew” package. Cough up $150 for “prime orchestra seating; tour laminate; new edition of More Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: A Drop Top Culinary Cruise through America’s Finest and Funkiest Joints ; two squirt bottles; and a pre-show meet and greet with Guy Fieri.”

We’re not sure what the squirt bottles are for - maybe to put out the flames after you light yourself on fire when you realize you’ve paid $150 to see a chef pretend to be a rock star?

Guy Fieri Will Bring Food, Rock ’n’ Roll and Squirt Bottles to the Merriam