LOS ANGELES – Live Nation, and Crown Publishing announced all remaining moderators for the final tour dates of “Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama.”
The tour continues next Wednesday (March 13) in St. Paul at the Xcel Center with journalist Michele Norris joining as moderator. Norris, a graduate of Washburn High School in Minneapolis, made history becoming the first African-American female host for National Public Radio (NPR) when she hosted the news program, “All Things Considered.” In 2009 she was named “Journalist of the Year” by the National Association of Black Journalists and in 2014 se was awarded a Peabody for NPR series, “The Race Card Project.”
Before the tour wraps, former first lady, Michelle Obama will bring out other moderators including Conan O’Brien, chef and television personality Carla Hall, former “Let's Move!”executive director Sam Kass, broadcaster Robin Roberts, Jimmy Kimmel, Rachael Ray, comedian Phoebe Robinson, actress and comedian Jessica Williams, late-night host Stephen Colbert, journalist Isha Sesay, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett and television personality Gayle King.
This 2019 extension of the tour will conclude with 15 events in the United States and Canada and six dates in Europe. The final event will take place on May 12 in Nashville. Tickets and a limited number of VIP meet and greet packages with the former first lady are on sale now at www.BecomingMichelleObama.com.
Obama and Live Nation will donate a portion of ticket inventory in each market to various organizations, including, charities, schools, book clubs, and community groups in each city the tour visits.
“Becoming” was released on Nov. 13 in the U.S. and Canada and is being published in 44 languages around the world. Since its publication, “Becoming” became an instant No. 1 New York Times bestseller after one week of sales and has sold more than 6 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.