Michelle Obama Taking ‘Becoming’ Book Tour To Arenas In 10 U.S. Cities [TOUR SCHEDULE]
Michelle Obama is set to publish a new memoir this fall, and the 10-city tour schedule for the book was announced this week.
The 54-year-old former first lady’s book Becoming is due for release on Nov. 13 — exactly one week after the midterm elections — and she will make appearances at venues around the nation for a series of Live Nation-produced talks called “An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama.”
The tour will start in Obama’s hometown of Chicago on the day the memoir is released, and will end in Dallas, Texas on Dec. 17. The wife of former President Barack Obama announced Wednesday in a video on Twitter that she had finally completed her most recent project.
I’m done with my book! I’ve learned a lot about myself and I’d like to share my story of BECOMING—the plainness, the blemishes, the crazy turns—with you on my book tour, beginning 11/13 in Chicago. Go to https://t.co/dVXmPri4OS to find out how to get tickets. #IAmBecoming pic.twitter.com/jmlbh19RXG
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) September 12, 2018
“Over this time that I’ve been out of the White House, I’ve had time to think and reflect for the first time in a long time,” she stated in the video. “And I spent some time really thinking about the people, and the stories and the experiences that have shaped me and helped me become the person I am today. And I am proud of what I’ve created. I’m proud because it is candid, it’s honest, it is totally and utterly me.”
Obama continued: “I’m hoping that, because of this book, others feel the power of their own voice and their own story. Not in the big moments, but in the little things, the small moments, the bumps, the bruises, the highs and the lows — because those are the things that make us uniquely who we are.”
People must sign up as “verified fans” with Ticketmaster by Tuesday at 7 p.m. EST in order to secure tickets. General admission tickets will then become available on Sept. 21.
Nov. 13: Chicago — United Center
Nov. 15: Los Angeles — The Forum
Nov. 17: Washington — Capital One Arena
Nov. 24: Boston — TD Garden
Nov. 29: Philadelphia — Wells Fargo Center
Dec. 1: Brooklyn — Barclays Center
Dec. 11: Detroit — Little Caesars Arena
Dec. 13: Denver — Pepsi Center
Dec. 14: San Jose — SAP Center
Dec. 17: Dallas — American Airlines Center