• Michelle Obama extends national book tour, adds stop in Atlanta

    By: Rodney Ho, AJC Radio & TV Talk


    ATLANTA - Michelle Obama will be coming to State Farm Arena May 11 to promote her best-selling book “Becoming” as part of an extension of a tour. 

    The fall 10-city tour, which she is embarking on now, has largely sold out. She will conclude this leg of the tour in Brooklyn Dec. 19.

    Her book quickly jumped to No. 1 after its release a month ago and has sold 3 million copies in U.S. and Canada. It is the biggest-selling hardcover book in North America this year. On Amazon, it has received an average of 5 out of 5 stars. 


    You can register now through Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. EST for Ticketmaster Verified Fan presale, according to the press release. This is a way to reduce the chance tickets will fall in the hands of scalpers. Registered fans will receive a code that gives them access to purchase tickets for the North America events before the general public on Friday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    Obama and Live Nation will donate an unspecified portion of ticket inventory in each market to various organizations, including, but not limited to, charities, schools, and community groups in each city the tour visits. Those fans will get in free.

    Ticket prices in other cities have started at $29.50 with $500 VIP tickets. On Stubhub for the rest of the fall portion fo the tour, as of this writing, the cheapest tickets vary widely depending on the city, from $104 in Denver to $275 in San Jose. 

    This article was written by Rodney Ho for AJC Radio & TV Talk.

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