One of the most influential First Ladies in history – Michelle Obama has been, for the most part, out of the public eye since she and President Obama left The White House two years ago – until the last few months.
With the release of her best selling memoir Becoming – she has once again thrust herself into the public eye and while now in the midst of a Nationwide book tour – she is perhaps more popular now than she was when she lived on Pennsylvania Ave.
The final leg of the aforementioned book tour will be kicking off in 2019 and the big news for the North Coast tonight is that she has booked a stop in Cleveland.
On Saturday, March 16th at the Key Bank State Theater at Playhouse Square – Mrs. Obama will take the stage for an intimate conversation that will surely be a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend personal time with a truly iconic political figure.
The following press release holds all the info you need so – read on, take notes and make your plans:
“After a highly successful 2018 12-event arena tour across 10 cities, Live Nation and Crown Publishing, a part of Penguin Random House, are pleased to announce that additional dates and cities have been added to Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama.
This extension of the tour will include 21 events in 2019 across North America and Europe produced by Live Nation, including 11 additional events in the U.S., 4 in Canada, and 6 in Europe. The 2019 events will kick off on February 8 in Tacoma, WA, and will make stops in previously unvisited cities, including Austin, Toronto, Atlanta, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and more. The European dates will include an event in Paris, rescheduled from the original December 5, 2018, date which was delayed due to Mrs. Obama’s trip back to the U.S. to attend the late President George H.W. Bush’s funeral. The 2019 events will also see Mrs. Obama visiting a range of venues, from arenas to more intimate theaters. Each stop will feature to-be-announced moderators who will appear in conversation with the former First Lady. The final event will take place on May 12 in Nashville, TN, concluding the Becoming book tour. The tour stops in Cleveland on March 16, 2019 at the KeyBank State Theatre. Visit playhousesquare.org for more information.
Mrs. Obama is dedicated to ensuring tickets are put into the hands of real fans, and not resold on secondary websites. That is why Live Nation and European ticket agencies are implementing various methods to limit ticket scalpers on the Becoming book tour. The North American events will utilize Ticketmaster’s Verified FanÒ platform. Fans can register now through Wednesday, December 12, at 10 p.m. PST HERE for the Verified Fan presale. Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets for the North American events before the general public on Friday, December 14, from 10 a.m. local time to 10 p.m. Information on the ticketing methods for the European events is available at each city’s respective ticketing website.
Tickets for the newly announced North American 2019 dates will go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, December 15, at 10 a.m. local time atBecomingMichelleObama.com. A limited number of VIP meet and greet packages with the former First Lady will also be available.
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, and community groups in each city the tour visits. Those fans will receive free admission to the tour stop in their city.
Attendees at Mrs. Obama’s events will hear her honest 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 – 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.