CHICAGO (CelebrityAccess) — Former first lady Michelle Obama is doing big box office business as her upcoming book tour is selling out arenas.
Mrs. Obama announced the launch of a 10-date tour during which she will engage in an “intimate conversation” with fans and recount stories from her new book “Becoming.”
The tour, which will hit major arenas across North America, is set to begin on November 13th at the United Center in Chicago and will wrap on December 19th at the Barclays Center in New York.
Regular seats, which had been priced at $29.50 for most dates appear to have been snapped up just hours after going on sale on Friday morning
However, as of Friday afternoon, some tickets remain in the “platinum” tier, as well as VIP tickets, which include a meet & greet for prices of $2,000 and up.
Demand for the tour was strong enough that two additional dates have already been added to the run.
“Mrs. Obama wanted to make her tour as accessible as possible,” Tara Traub, senior vice president of Live Nation Touring, told the Associated Press on Friday. “The Live Nation team also knew the demand for her tour would be extraordinary. For these reasons, we knew an arena tour would maximize the number of people who will be able to join this unforgettable conversation with Mrs. Obama.”
Of course, there are plenty of tickets for the tour already listed as available on services such as StubHub, starting at 400% of the ticket’s face value and up.