Racheal Ray and Michele Norris Announced as Next Round of Moderators for Michelle Obama Book Tour

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Michelle Obama prepared for extended Book Tour for Best Selling Book “Becoming


Tour Continues February 28 in Austin, TX and March 2 in Houston, TX

 Today, Live Nation and Crown Publishing, a part of Penguin Random House, announced the next two moderators for the 2019 tour dates of Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama.

Produced by Live Nation, the tour continues this Thursday, February 28 in Austin, TX with television show host Rachael Ray. Additionally, Michele Norris will join Mrs. Obama on stage once again as moderator at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX on Saturday, March 2. (Please see below for moderator biographies.)

This 2019 extension of the tour will include 15 events in the United States and Canada, with Mrs. Obama making stops in previously unvisited cities, including Austin, Toronto, Atlanta, St. Paul, Cleveland, and Vancouver among others. The tour will also include 6 dates in Europe, including Amsterdam, Copenhagen, London, Paris, Oslo, and Stockholm. The final event will take place on May 12 in Nashville, TN, at the historic Ryman Auditorium concluding the Becoming book tour. Tickets and a limited number of VIP meet and greet packages with the former First Lady are on sale now at BecomingMichelleObama.com.

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, book clubs, and community groups in each city the tour visits. Those fans will receive free admission to the tour stop in their city.

Becoming was released on November 13, 2018, in the U.S. and Canada by Crown Publishing, a part of Penguin Random House, and is being published in 44 languages around the world. Since its publication, Becoming became an instant #1 New York Times bestseller after one week of sales, and has sold more than 5.9 million units in all formats and editions in the U.S. and Canada. According to NDP BookScan data, the hardcover edition of Becoming has sold more copies than any other book published in the United States in 2018 and more copies than any other hardcover nonfiction book published since 2007.

After 22 printings, the hardcover edition of Becoming will have 5,265,000 copies in print in the U.S. and Canada and more than 8.25 million copies in print worldwide. The book is also a #1 bestseller in 12 other countries around the world. An audio edition of the book, read by Mrs. Obama, is also available in digital and physical formats by Penguin Random House Audio.


Thursday, February 28, 2019Austin, TXFrank Erwin Center
Saturday, March 2, 2019Houston, TXToyota Center
Wednesday, March 13, 2019St. Paul, MNXcel Energy Center
Thursday, March 14, 2019Milwaukee, WIMiller High Life Theatre
Saturday, March 16, 2019Cleveland, OHKeyBank State Theatre
Thursday, March 21, 2019Vancouver, BCPepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Friday, March 22, 2019Edmonton, ABRogers Place
Tuesday, April 9, 2019Copenhagen, DenmarkRoyal Arena
Wednesday, April 10, 2019Stockholm, SwedenEricsson Globe
Thursday, April 11, 2019Oslo, NorwayOslo Spektrum
Sunday, April 14, 2019London, UKThe O2 Arena
Tuesday, April 16, 2019*Paris, FranceAccorHotels Arena
Wednesday, April 17, 2019Amsterdam, NetherlandsZiggo Dome
Friday, May 3, 2019Montreal, QCBell Centre
Saturday, May 4, 2019Toronto, ONScotiabank Arena
Friday, May 10, 2019Ft. Lauderdale, FLBB&T Center
Saturday, May 11, 2019Atlanta, GAState Farm Arena
Sunday, May 12, 2019Nashville, TNRyman Auditorium

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