CHICAGO (CelebrityAccess) — Live Nation and Crown Publishing, a part of Penguin Random House, have now announced the list of moderators for former First Lady Michelle Obama’s upcoming arena tour.
The tour will hit ten arenas across North America in support of Michelle Obama’s forthcoming memoir Becoming, which is due in your favorite bookstore in Nov. 13th. The tour will feature Mrs. Obama sharing reflections on the experiences and events, both public and private, that have shaped her, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her years spent at the most famous address in the world.
When the tour hits the Obamas hometown of Chicago, the event will be moderated by the noted talk show host and actor Oprah Winfrey. Other tour events will be moderated by such notable figures as Elizabeth Alexander (11/25 and 12/1), Valerie Jarrett (11/17 and 12/17), Michele Norris (11/24 and 12/14), Sarah Jessica Parker (12/19), Phoebe Robinson (11/29 and 12/11), Tracee Ellis Ross (11/15), and Reese Witherspoon (12/13).
Last week, Mrs. Obama and Live Nation announced a selection of the local and community organizations who will receive free admission to Mrs. Obama’s tour. A
s previously announced, 10 percent of ticket inventory in each market was set aside for various organizations including, but not limited to, charities, schools, and community groups in each city the tour visits. Thousands of tickets will be given away.
BECOMING: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH MICHELLE OBAMA DATES:
DATE CITY VENUE MODERATOR
Tuesday, November 13 Chicago,IL United Center Oprah Winfrey
Thursday, November 15 Los Angeles, CA The Forum Tracee Ellis Ross
Saturday, November 17 Washington, DC Capital One Arena Valerie Jarrett
Saturday, November 24 Boston, MA TD Garden Michele Norris
Sunday, November 25 Washington, DC Capital One Arena Elizabeth Alexander
Thursday, November 29 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center Phoebe Robinson
Saturday, December 1 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center Elizabeth Alexander
Tuesday, December 11 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena Phoebe Robinson
Thursday, December 13 Denver, CO Pepsi Center Arena Reese Witherspoon
Friday, December 14 San Jose, CA SAP Center Michele Norris
Monday, December 17 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center Valerie Jarrett
Wednesday, December 19 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center Sarah Jessica Parker