Michelle Obama to bring live book tour to Barclays Center

September 13, 2018 From Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment
Michelle Obama. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

Brooklyn BookBeat

Michelle Obama will bring her live U.S. book tour to Barclays Center on Saturday, December 1, 2018. In support of her highly anticipated memoir,BECOMING, the only New York stop on the limited 10-city tour will feature intimate and honest conversations between Mrs. Obama and a selection of to-be-announced moderators, reflective of the extraordinary stories shared in the wide-ranging chapters of her deeply personal book. 

Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, September 21 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at BecomingMichelleObama.com, ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center starting Saturday, September 22 at noon.

To ensure tickets get into the hands of fans and not scalpers or bots, the tour will utilize Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform. Fans can register now through Wednesday, September 19 at 1:00 a.m. ET HERE for free access to the Ticketmaster Verified Fan presale, which will allow registered fans to purchase tickets before the general public on Thursday, September 20 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. A limited number of VIP meet and greet packages with former First Lady Michelle Obama will be available at Ticketmaster.com.

Attendees will hear firsthand Mrs. Obama’s intimate 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. In candidly recounting moments from her own extraordinary journey, Mrs. Obama will also share life lessons learned and inspire people to become the very best version of themselves.

Michelle Obama and Live Nation, which is producing the tour, will donate 10 percent of the show’s tickets to various organizations in Brooklyn including local charities, schools, and community groups. Select fans from each chosen organization will receive free admission to the event. 

Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America – the first African-American to serve in that role – she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world. 

“I’ve spent the last year and a half reflecting on my story as deeply and honestly as I could, and now I’m thrilled to travel the country and do the same with readers this fall,” said Michelle Obama about her upcoming tour. “I hope that this tour will inspire others to reflect upon and share their own stories—all the joys and sorrows, all the scars and renewals—so that together, we can better recognize that each of us, in our own way, is in a constant process of becoming.” 

BECOMING will be released on November 13 in the U.S. and Canada by the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, as well as in 28 languages around the world. An audio edition of the book, read by Mrs. Obama, will be simultaneously issued in digital and physical formats by Penguin Random House Audio.