• Michelle Obama announces 'Becoming' 10-city book tour

    By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    Michelle Obama is going on a 10-city tour in support of her new memoir, “Becoming.”

    The Root reported that the former first lady announced the news in posts on her social media channels, including a video on Facebook.

    “It’s a big day for me because I am finished with my book,” Obama said. “My memoir, called ‘Becoming,’ is coming out on Nov. 13 and I can’t wait to share it with the world. Over this time that I’ve been out of the White House, I’ve had time to think and reflect for the first time in a long time. I’ve spent some time really thinking about the people and stories and experiences that have shaped me and helped me become the person I am today.”

    Describing the book as “candidly honest,” Obama admitted she is afraid but also excited to share her story with the world.


    As part of sharing her story, Obama is kicking off her tour in her hometown of Chicago on Nov. 13. The tour will include conversations with friends and family members, Obama said.

    This cover image released by Crown shows "Becoming," by Michelle Obama, available on Nov. 13.
    Crown via AP

    The tour, touted as “an intimate conversation with Michelle Obama,” will be held in arenas to account for the high demand. Tickets go on sale to the public Sept. 21 on Ticketmaster at 10 a.m. local time. Ticketmaster presale starts Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. local time. Fans can register for the Verified Fan presale until Sept. 18 at 10 p.m. Pacific time. Those who register will get a text message with a code to buy presale tickets.

    The dates for the “BECOMING: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama” book tour are below. More information is at BecomingMichelleObama.com.

    Nov. 13: Chicago at the United Center

    Nov. 15: Los Angeles at the Forum

    Nov. 17: Washington at the Capital One Arena

    Nov. 24: Boston at TD Garden

    Nov. 29: Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center

    Dec. 1: New York at Barclays Center

    Dec. 11: Detroit at Little Caesar’s Arena

    Dec. 13: Denver at Pepsi Center Arena

    Dec. 14: San Jose, California, at SAP Center

    Dec. 17: Dallas at American Airlines Center

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