Action Bronson Announces Stoned Beyond Belief, His Second Book, Coming March 19th via Abrams Image Publishing

The Queens-Born Multi-Hyphenate Follows Up the New York Times-Bestselling Fuck That’s Delicious with a Comprehensive Guide to Properly Enjoying Everybody’s Favorite Plant

1.24.2019

 

Critical Praise: 

“Action Bronson is Mr. Rogers in an XXXL Carhartt T-shirt and Adidas shower slides, blunt dangling from his lips” – The New York Times

“(Bronson’s) music is not only a blast, but undeniably distinctive.” – Pitchfork

“Action Bronson makes me laugh. And feel good, both about the world in general and about myself specifically. Sometimes that’s all I really want from music.” – The Ringer

The Book:

The ultimate love letter to the world’s most magical plant: Weed. Bestselling author, rapper, chef, and television star Action Bronson is a marijuana superhero, and Stoned Beyond Belief (Abrams Image; March 19, 2019; U.S. $27.50; Hardcover), is his masterpiece.

This is an exploration of every corner of the pot galaxy, from highly scientific botanical analyses and the study of pot’s medicinal benefits to a guide to the wild world of weed paraphernalia. It’s also a very personal tribute to a substance Bronson refers to as life-changing, horizon-expanding, a conduit for happiness, a connector. Weed is to Action Bronson what the madeleine was to Proust: the door to true consciousness.

Organized loosely into 100 entries, including 35 recipes, and packed with illustrations and photos, Stoned Beyond Belief is a trippy and munchie-filled experience, as well as an entertainingly valuable resource for weed enthusiasts and scholars. Written with assistance from Rachel Wharton, Stoned Beyond Belief will delight Action Bronson fans and pot aficionados all across the universe.

A multi-talented figure with expertise in all creative arts, Action Bronson is an enthusiastic and tireless worker. In November 2018, Bronson released White Bronco, his latest studio album and his first project as an independent artist since 2012. The follow-up to 2017’s Blue Chips 7000, White Bronco features production from Bronson’s longtime collaborator Party Supplies, as well as contributions from Harry Fraud, Daringer, Samiyam and Bronson’s live band, The Special Victims’ Unit.

With a surreal front cover painted by the Queens-born icon himself, White Bronco showcases a liberated Action Bronson, free from constraints or distractions. Featuring appearances from A$AP Rocky, Meyhem Lauren, Yung Mehico, and Big Body Bes, White Bronco is available now on all DSPs via EMPIRE.

Catch Action Bronson on the “White Bronco Tour,” commencing in February. Buy tickets here.

Buy/Stream White Bronco: https://empire.lnk.to/WhiteBroncoAlbum

“White Bronco Tour” Dates:
February 11 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
February 13 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
February 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
February 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
February 17 – New Haven, CT – Toads Place
February 20 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
February 21 – Detroit, MI – Saint Andrews Hall
February 23 – Chicago IL – Concord Music Hall
February 24 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
February 27 – Sauget, IL – Pops Concert Venue
February 28 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
March 2 – Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
March 3 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
March 6 – Vancouver, BC – Harbour Convention Centre
March 7 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
March 9 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
March 11 – Oakland, CA – The Fox Theatre
March 13 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues

For more information please contact:

Michelle McDevitt, Audible Treats – michelle@audibletreats.com
Jennifer Brunn, Abrams Publishing – jbrunn@abramsbooks.com

The Background:

About Action Bronson:
A burgeoning media mogul and a celebrated figure in the culture, Action Bronson never stops working. Born Ariyan Arslani, Bronson started his career as a gourmet chef, rapping only as a hobby, until he garnered overwhelmingly positive critical attention with his first mixtape Dr. Lecter, released in 2011.Packing his rhymes with references to fine food, culinary practices, professional wrestling, obscure sports figures, and more, Dr. Lecter and its popular follow-up Blue Chips quickly built Bronson’s reputation as a lyricist. Singing to Atlantic Records through a partnership with VICE, Bronson charted at #7 on Billboard with his major label debut Mr. Wonderful in 2015, which featured the Gold-certified single “Baby Blue,” featuring Chance The Rapper. Since the release of that album, Bronson expanded into filmed media, starting a web-based mini-series for Vice entitled “Action in the Kitchen,” which played off the artist’s love of food and music. The success of “Action in the Kitchen”led to “F*ck, That’s Delicious,”a full-fledged TV series and a flagship show on Viceland, where Bronson travels the world, meeting chefs and cooks and tasting everything from haute cuisine to street vendor favorites. Bronson also released a cookbook of the same name, which spent several weeks on the New York Times Best-Seller list. Bronson expanded his television empire into the realm of the metaphysical with Viceland’s 2017 series “Traveling the Stars: Ancient Aliens with Action Bronson,” and he currently hosts “THE UNTITLED ACTION BRONSON SHOW, a free-form talk show on Viceland. Bronson ended his relationship with Vice in 2018 and independently released his album White Bronco on November 1st. Bronson’s second book Stoned Beyond Belief hits stores on March 19th via Abrams Publishing.

 

About Abrams Publishing:
Founded in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books. The company continues to publish critically acclaimed and bestselling works in the areas of art, photography, cooking, craft, comics, interior and garden design, entertainment, fashion, and popular culture; children’s books ranging from middle grade to young adult fiction to picture books to board books. ABRAMS creates and distributes brilliantly designed books with the highest production values under the following imprints: Abrams; Abrams ComicArts; Abrams Image; Abrams Press; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; Abrams Appleseed; and a gift and stationery line, Abrams Noterie. ABRAMS also distributes books for 5 Continents Editions, Booth-Clibborn Editions, Cameron + Company, Alain Ducasse Édition, Getty Publications, Ludion, The Museum of Modern Art, Obvious State, SelfMadeHero, Tate Publishing, V&A Publishing, and The Vendome Press.


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Buy Tickets for “The White Bronco Tour”: https://bit.ly/2JQxL3r

White Broncohttps://empire.lnk.to/WhiteBroncoAlbum

“Prince Charming”: https://Empire.lnk.to/PrinceCharming // https://soundcloud.com/actionbronson/prince-charming

“White Bronco”: https://soundcloud.com/actionbronson/white-bronco // https://youtu.be/fZA8vgQsREQ

Blue Chips 7000https://open.spotify.com/album/0N3HnJ7Jw1VrfO5TnbNWEA?si=45PEMp31S9q2RZpraB0-5A