Final Moderators Announced for Last Dates of “BECOMING: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama”
Today, Live Nation and Crown Publishing announced all remaining moderators for the final tour dates of “BECOMING: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama.” Produced by Live Nation, the tour continues next Wednesday, March 13, in St. Paul, MN, with Michele Norris joining as moderator. Before the highly successful tour wraps, Mrs. Obama will bring out an incredible array of moderators to join her on the final dates of her journey, including comedian and television show host Conan O’Brien, chef and television personality Carla Hall, former Let’s Move! executive director Sam Kass, broadcaster Robin Roberts, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, television host Rachael Ray, comedian Phoebe Robinson, actress and comedian Jessica Williams, late-night host Stephen Colbert, journalist Isha Sesay, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama Valerie Jarrett, and television personality Gayle King.
This 2019 extension of the tour will conclude with 15 events in the United States and Canada and 6 dates in Europe. The final event will take place on May 12 in Nashville, TN, at the historic Ryman Auditorium concluding the BECOMING book tour.
In keeping with her commitment to make her events accessible to as many people as possible, Mrs. Obama and Live Nation will donate a portion of ticket inventory in each market to various organizations, including, but not limited to, charities, schools, book clubs, and community groups in each city the tour visits. Those fans will receive free admission to the tour stop in their city.
BECOMING was released on November 13, 2018, in the U.S. and Canada by Crown Publishing, a part of Penguin Random House, and is being published in 44 languages around the world. Since its publication BECOMING became an instant #1 New York Times bestseller after one week of sales, and has sold more than 6 million units in all formats and editions in the U.S. and Canada. According to NDP BookScan data, the hardcover edition of BECOMING has sold more copies than any other book published in the United States in 2018 and more copies than any other hardcover nonfiction book published since 2007.
After 22 printings, the hardcover edition of Becoming will have 5,265,000 copies in print in the U.S. and Canada and more than 8.25 million copies in print worldwide. The book is also a #1 bestseller in 12 other countries around the world. An audio edition of the book, read by Mrs. Obama, is also available in digital and physical formats by Penguin Random House Audio.
FINAL “BECOMING: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH MICHELLE OBAMA” DATES:
|Wednesday, March 13, 2019||St. Paul, MN||Xcel Energy Center||Michele Norris|
|Thursday, March 14, 2019||Milwaukee, WI||Miller High Life Theatre||Conan O’Brien|
|Saturday, March 16, 2019||Cleveland, OH||KeyBank State Theatre||Carla Hall|
|Tuesday, March 19, 2019||Portland, OR||Moda Center||Sam Kass|
|Thursday, March 21, 2019||Vancouver, BC||Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena||Robin Roberts|
|Friday, March 22, 2019||Edmonton, AB||Rogers Place||Robin Roberts|
|Sunday, March 24, 2019||Tacoma, WA||Tacoma Dome||Jimmy Kimmel|
|Tuesday, April 9, 2019||Copenhagen, Denmark||Royal Arena||Rachael Ray|
|Wednesday, April 10, 2019||Stockholm, Sweden||Ericsson Globe||Phoebe Robinson|
|Thursday, April 11, 2019||Oslo, Norway||Oslo Spektrum||Phoebe Robinson|
|Sunday, April 14, 2019||London, UK||The O2 Arena||Stephen Colbert|
|Tuesday, April 16, 2019*||Paris, France||AccorHotels Arena||Isha Sesay|
|Wednesday, April 17, 2019||Amsterdam, Netherlands||Ziggo Dome||Isha Sesay|
|Friday, May 3, 2019||Montreal, QC||Bell Centre||Valerie Jarrett|
|Saturday, May 4, 2019||Toronto, ON||Scotiabank Arena||Phoebe Robinson|
|Friday, May 10, 2019||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||BB&T Center||Jessica Williams|
|Saturday, May 11, 2019||Atlanta, GA||State Farm Arena||Gayle King|
|Sunday, May 12, 2019||Nashville, TN||Ryman Auditorium||Stephen Colbert|