Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama
COMING TO THE ‘FABULOUS’ FORUM ON NOVEMBER 15
– 10-CITY BOOK TOUR WILL LAUNCH IN CHICAGO ON NOVEMBER 13 –
– Verified Fan Presale Registration Begins Today –
– Tickets On Sale to the General Public Starting Friday, September 21 –
LOS ANGELES, CA (Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018) – Today, Live Nation and the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, announced the fall 2018 dates for Michelle Obama’s live U.S. book tour events in support of her highly anticipated memoir, BECOMING. Produced by Live Nation, the 10-city U.S. tour will kick off in Mrs. Obama’s home town of Chicago on Tuesday, November 13, stop at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, California on Thursday, November 15, and will feature intimate and honest conversations between Mrs. Obama and a selection of to-be-announced moderators, reflective of the extraordinary stories shared in the wide-ranging chapters of her deeply personal book.
Simultaneous to this announcement, Mrs. Obama released a video over her social media channels, watch HERE.
Attendees will hear firsthand Mrs. Obama’s intimate reflections on the experiences and events, both public and private, that have shaped her, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her years spent at the most famous address in the world. Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America – the first African-American to serve in that role – she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world.
In candidly recounting moments from her own extraordinary journey, Mrs. Obama will also share life lessons learned and inspire people to become the very best version of themselves.
Michelle Obama and Live Nation will also be donating 10 percent of every show’s tickets to various organizations including, but not limited to, local charities, schools, and community groups in each city the tour visits. Those fans will receive free admission to the tour stop in their city.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, September 21 at 10 a.m. local time at BecomingMichelleObama.com. To ensure tickets get in to the hands of fans and not scalpers or bots, the tour will utilize Ticketmaster’s Verified FanÒ platform. Fans can register now through Tuesday, September 18 at 10 p.m. PT HERE for free access to the Ticketmaster Verified FanÒ presale, which will allow registered fans to purchase tickets before the general public on Thursday, September 20 from 10 a.m. local time to 10 p.m. local time. A limited number of VIP meet and greet packages with former First Lady Michelle Obama will be available at Ticketmaster.com.
“I’ve spent the last year and a half reflecting on my story as deeply and honestly as I could, and now I’m thrilled to travel the country and do the same with readers this fall,” said Michelle Obama about her upcoming tour. “I hope that this tour will inspire others to reflect upon and share their own stories—all the joys and sorrows, all the scars and renewals—so that together, we can better recognize that each of us, in our own way, is in a constant process of becoming.”
“We are honored to be part of these special events with former First Lady Michelle Obama,” said Tara Traub, Senior Vice President of Live Nation Touring. “Hearing her share her story in person will be a memorable life experience for attendees of the Becoming tour and one that will help encourage people to find their own voice and pursue their dreams for a better future—for themselves, their families, and their communities.”
BECOMING will be released on November 13 in the U.S. and Canada by the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, as well as in 28 languages around the world. An audio edition of the book, read by Mrs. Obama, will be simultaneously issued in digital and physical formats by Penguin Random House Audio.
BECOMING: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH MICHELLE OBAMA DATES:
|Tuesday, November 13||Chicago, IL||United Center|
|Thursday, November 15||Inglewood, CA||The Forum|
|Saturday, November 17||Washington, DC||Capital One Arena|
|Saturday, November 24||Boston, MA||TD Garden|
|Thursday, November 29||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center|
|Saturday, December 1||Brooklyn, NY||Barclays Center|
|Tuesday, December 11||Detroit, MI||Little Caesars Arena|
|Thursday, December 13||Denver, CO||Pepsi Center Arena|
|Friday, December 14||San Jose, CA||SAP Center|
|Monday, December 17||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center|
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About the Crown Publishing Group
The Crown Publishing Group is a division of Penguin Random House, the world’s largest trade book publisher, which is dedicated to its mission of nourishing a universal passion for reading by connecting authors and their writing with readers everywhere. The company, which employs 10,000 people globally, was formed on July 1, 2013, by Bertelsmann and Pearson, who own 75 percent and 25 percent, respectively. With more than 250 independent imprints and brands on five continents, Penguin Random House comprises adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print and digital English- and Spanish-language trade book publishing businesses in more than 20 countries worldwide. With 15,000 new titles, and 600 million print, audio and ebooks sold annually, Penguin Random House’s publishing lists include more than 60 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors.
About the Forum
The award-winning “Fabulous” Forum, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018. The Forum, located in Inglewood, California, is the largest indoor performance venue in the country designed with a focus on music and entertainment, in addition to select sporting events. The interior of the bowl features flexible seating that ranges from 17,500 seats to 7,000 seats, enabling the venue to attract a wide variety of premier events. Fans at the Forum enjoy approximately 8,000 square feet of event level hospitality offerings, including merchandise, along with food and beverage options from some of SoCal’s most celebrated brands. A tinted glass wall separates this concession area from the arena, ensuring fans do not miss a moment of the performance. A 40,000 square foot outdoor terrace surrounds the perimeter of the building and offers food and beverage options, as well as comfortable furnishings, to further elevate guests’ enjoyment. The Forum delivers a one-of-a-kind experience for all thanks to its superior acoustics, intimate ambiance and state-of-the-art facilities. Designed with entertainers and performers in mind, the Forum includes nine, star-caliber dressing rooms that provide unparalleled comfort. The Forum is owned and operated by The Madison Square Garden Company. In addition to the Forum, The Madison Square Garden Company owns or operates Madison Square Garden, The Theater at MSG, Radio City Music Hall, the Chicago Theatre, the Wang Theatre, and the Beacon Theater. For more information on the Forum, please visit www.fabulousforum.com.
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