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