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Discovery’s ‘Expedition Unknown’ host Josh Gates tells ‘Tales of Adventure’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 18

Discovery’s ‘Expedition Unknown’ host Josh Gates tells ‘Tales of Adventure’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 18
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From a press release:

It was announced today that the host of Discovery Channel’s “Expedition Unknown,” Josh Gates, will appear live at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre for “An Evening of Ghosts, Monsters, and Tales of Adventure” on Friday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $35 and $75 (VIP), plus fees, go on sale next Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, March 6 at 10 a.m.

Josh Gates is an avid explorer whose unique brand of humor and deep-rooted passion for adventure propels him to the farthest corners of the world. Discovery Channel’s hit series “Expedition Unknown” chronicles Gates as he sets out on a global quest to find the truth behind iconic legends and thrilling archaeological mysteries.

In the four-part global event “Expedition Unknown: Search for the Afterlife,” Gates tackles mankind’s ultimate mystery as he investigates ancient rituals, paranormal claims, and cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs on the nature of death and consciousness. He will also be helming a two-part special in Israel and Jordan working alongside archaeologists attempting to decipher the Dead Sea Scrolls and to uncover new fragments in remote desert caves.

An avid scuba diver and photographer, Gates has participated in sub-sea archaeological excavations in the Mediterranean, and his wanderlust has taken him to over 100 countries – from sweltering African deserts to the icy shores of Antarctica. In addition, he has scaled “the roof of Africa” on Mt. Kilimanjaro and climbed Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the Americas. A mysterious “Yeti” footprint recovered by Gates in the Himalayas is now on display at the “Expedition Everest” attraction at Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.

In 2016, Gates won Best Host in the CableFax Program Awards for “Expedition Unknown,” and the series also took home the Best Educational/Instructional Show award and, in 2018, a Cynopsis TV Award for Best Reality Series – Travel. He holds a degree from Tufts University in Archaeology and is a member of The Explorers Club, a prestigious organization dedicated to the advancement of exploration and field research. He also serves as a trustee on the governing board of the Archaeological Institute of America.

Gates is also the host of “Legendary Locations” on Travel Channel, where he shares the epic tales and secrets of the most storied places on Earth, showcasing the ancient legends and folklore that made them famous. Travel Channel also airs episodes of Gates’ popular series, “Destination Truth.”

He has appeared on “The Today Show,” CNN, and a variety of other national television and radio programs. Gates’ adventures are chronicled in his bestselling 2011 book, “Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter” (Simon & Schuster).