From HILLEL ITALIE
NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama is planning a six-city tour this fall in support of her new book, “The Light We Carry: Overcoming Uncertain Times,” starting in Washington in mid-November. DC and ends a month later in Los Angeles.
“I’m looking forward to making new connections — and of course seeing familiar faces from the last tour,” the former first lady said in a joint statement Wednesday through her publisher, Crown, and tour promoter Live Nation.
“This book means so much to me—it’s a collection of perspectives and practices I’ve used to keep myself afloat in the midst of uncertainty. On this tour, I’ll be sharing some personal stories and lessons that have helped me along the way, and I can’t wait to share more with you.”
Obama will open at the Warner Theater in Washington on November 15, the day her book is published. It will then head to Philadelphia’s The Met, Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, Chicago Theater and the Masonic in San Francisco before closing at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles.
The capacity of the venues is from 2,000 to 6,500 people. The setting is much larger than most book events, but smaller than Obama’s stops on the first leg of her 2018 memoir tour, “Attitude,” when she appeared at Chicago’s United Center and other arenas that hold 15,000 or more. .
Becoming became a million-selling book almost instantly and has sold more than 17 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling book written by a former White House contemporary.
As with Attitude, Obama will speak in each city with guest moderators to be announced at a later date. Oprah Winfrey, Tracee Ellis Ross and Sarah Jessica Parker were among those who joined her for Attitude. In partnership with Live Nation, Obama will also provide tickets to each venue to a select number of community members.
Fans can begin registration between Wednesday and September 26 through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform, https://verifiedfan.ticketmaster.com/michelleobama. All unsold tickets will be available to the general public starting September 30.