Michelle Obama Extends 'Becoming' Book Tour Into 2019 With 21 New Dates

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Michelle Obama participate in the International Day of the Girl on NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Plaza on Oct. 11, 2018 in New York. 

Live Nation and Crown Publishing are extending former First Lady Michelle Obama's Becoming book tour into 2019, with 21 new North American and European dates.

After a smash run of 12 arenas in 10 cities, the Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama will hit 11 U.S. cities, as well as four stops in Canada and six in Europe, kicking off with a Feb. 8 show in Tacoma, Wash. at the Tacoma Dome. 

The tour will then hit Portland, Phoenix, Austin, Houston, St. Paul, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Vancouver and Edmonton before heading to Europe and then returning on May 1 for the final North American dates in Montreal, Toronto, Ft. Lauderdale and Atlanta, wrapping up on May 12 with a show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The tour, which will hit venues ranging from arenas to more intimate theaters, will once again include to-be-announced moderators; the original Dec. 5 Paris date that was postponed to allow Obama to attend the funeral of President George H.W. Bush has been rescheduled for April 16.

In an effort to thwart scalpers, LN and Obama are once again using Ticketmaster's Verified Fan platform to get tickets into the hands of real people. Fans can register for Verified tickets now through Wednesday (Dec. 12) at 10:00 p.m. PST here. General public tickets will go on sale on Saturday (Dec. 15) at 10:00 am. local time here

"I couldn't be more excited to visit even more cities across the country and around the world," Obama said in a statement. "I've been so humbled by the response to the tour thus far and the overwhelming interest we’ve received from so many communities we weren’t able to visit this year. That’s why I’m thrilled that we’re able to expand our conversations to these new settings and wider audiences. I can’t wait to continue the discussions that have been so meaningful for me and, I hope, for so many others.”

The first string of dates for the book that has already hit three million in sales, included a number of A-list moderators, including Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Check out the new Becoming tour dates below.

Feb. 8 -- Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome

Feb. 9 -- Portland, OR @ Moda Center

Feb. 12 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre

Feb. 28 -- Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center

March 2 -- Houston, TX @ Toyota Center

March 13 -- St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center

March 14 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Miller High Life Theatre

March 16 -- Cleveland, OH @ KeyBank State Theatre

March 21 -- Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

March 22 -- Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place

Apr. 9 -- Copenhagen, Denmark @ Royal Arena

Apr. 10 -- Stockholm, Sweden @ Ericsson Globe

Apr. 11 -- Oslo, Norway @ Oslo Spektrum

Apr. 14 -- London, UK @ The O2 Arena

Apr. 16 -- Paris, France @ AccorHotels Arena

Apr. 17 -- Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome

May 3 -- Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre

May 4 -- Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena

May 10 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center

May 11 -- Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena

May 12 -- Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium 


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