The first set of moderators have been announced for the 2019 leg of Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama.
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel will help kick off the tour on Feb. 8 in Tacoma, Washington, with 2 Dope Queens’ Phoebe Robinson taking over moderator duties in Portland, Ore. on Feb. 9. Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama and close friend of Michelle, will moderate the Feb. 12 tour stop in Phoenix, Ariz.
Produced by Live Nation, the tour serves as a live extension of Mrs. Obama’s best-selling 2018 memoir, Becoming, and features the former First Lady’s honest reflections on the events that have shaped both her public and private life. Moderators at previous events included Sarah Jessica Parker, Reese Witherspoon, Tracee Ellis Ross and Oprah Winfrey.
“I’m thrilled to get back out on the road for this final round of events at home and around the world, and I can’t wait to continue these conversations in new cities and with such extraordinary moderators,” Mrs. Obama said in a statement. “For me, this tour isn’t just about discussing my memoir—it’s about all of us understanding ourselves and our stories, taking comfort in being together and celebrating our own becoming, no matter where in that process we might be.”
Moderators for the remainder of the tour are expected to be announced soon. Check out a full list of ‘Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama’ tour dates below.
BECOMING: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH MICHELLE OBAMA 2019 DATES
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