• Michelle Obama extends 'Becoming' book tour dates to 2019

    By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    Michelle Obama has added 21 cities to her high-selling book tour.

    People reported that the 2019 leg of the “Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama” tour starts Feb. 8 and will run across North America and Europe. It’s the final leg of the tour.

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    “I couldn’t be more excited to visit even more cities across the country and around the world,” Obama, 54, said in a statement. “I’ve been so humbled by the response to the tour thus far and the overwhelming interest we’ve received from so many communities we weren’t able to visit this year. That’s why I’m thrilled that we’re able to expand our conversations to these new settings and wider audiences. I can’t wait to continue the discussions that have been so meaningful for me and, I hope, for so many others.”

    Former first lady Michelle Obama has added dates to her "Becoming" book tour.
    Jose Luis Magana/AP

    The newly announced dates include a stop in Paris, which was rescheduled from Dec. 5. Obama canceled the stop to attend funeral services for President George H.W. Bush. It does not appear that the Berlin date, which was canceled for the same reason, has been rescheduled.

    According to a news release, a portion of tickets for each stop will be donated to groups and organizations like charities, schools and community groups. The groups which get tickets will have free admission to the tour.

    “Becoming” has sold more than 3 million copies in all formats across the U.S. and Canada and was No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list after one week of sales, according to Crown Publishing.

    General public tickets for North America dates go on sale Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. local time on BecomingMichelleObama.com. More information on tickets is at the book website.

    Dates for the 2019 leg of the “Becoming” book tour are below. 

    Feb. 8: Tacoma, Washington, at Tacoma Dome
    Feb. 9: Portland, Oregon, at Moda Center
    Feb. 12: Phoenix at Comerica Theatre
    Feb. 28: Austin, Texas, at Frank Erwin Center
    March 2: Houston at Toyota Center
    March 13: St. Paul, Minnesota, at Xcel Energy Center
    March 14: Milwaukee at Miller High Life Theatre
    March 16: Cleveland at KeyBank State Theatre
    March 21: Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
    March 22: Edmonton, Alberta, Rogers Place
    April 9: Copenhagen, Denmark, at Royal Arena
    April 10: Stockholm at Ericsson Globe
    April 11: Oslo, Norway, at Oslo Spektrum
    April 14: London at O2 Arena
    April 16: Paris at AccorHotels Arena
    April 17: Amsterdam at Ziggo Dome
    May 3: Montreal at Bell Centre
    May 4: Toronto at Scotiabank Arena
    May 10: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, at BB&T Center
    May 11: Atlanta at State Farm Arena
    May 12: Nashville, Tennessee, at Ryman Auditorium

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