Gayle King to moderate Atlanta’s stop for “Becoming” with Michelle Obama

Live Nation, and Crown Publishing, a part of Penguin Random House, announced all remaining moderators for the final tour dates of Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama.

Before the highly successful tour wraps, Mrs. Obama will bring out an incredible array of moderators to join her on the final dates of her journey, including comedian and television show host Conan O’Brien, chef and television personality Carla Hall, former Let’s Move! executive director Sam Kass, broadcaster Robin Roberts, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, television host 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 6 dates in Europe. The final event will take place on May 12 in Nashville, TN, at the historic Ryman Auditorium concluding the Becoming book tour. The tour stops at the all-new State Farm Arena on May 11. 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 making 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 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.

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.

FINAL BECOMING: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH MICHELLE OBAMA DATES:

DATE
CITY
VENUE
MODERATOR
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
St. Paul, MN
Xcel Energy Center
Michele Norris
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Milwaukee, WI
Miller High Life Theatre
Conan O’Brien
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Cleveland, OH
KeyBank State Theatre
Carla Hall
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Portland, OR
Moda Center
Sam Kass
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Vancouver, BC
Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Robin Roberts
Friday, March 22, 2019
Edmonton, AB
Rogers Place
Robin Roberts
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Dome
Jimmy Kimmel
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark
Royal Arena
Rachael Ray
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Stockholm, Sweden
Ericsson Globe
Phoebe Robinson
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Oslo, Norway
Oslo Spektrum
Phoebe Robinson
Sunday, April 14, 2019
London, UK
The O2 Arena
Stephen Colbert
Tuesday, April 16, 2019*
Paris, France
AccorHotels Arena
Isha Sesay
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ziggo Dome
Isha Sesay
Friday, May 3, 2019
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre
Valerie Jarrett
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Toronto, ON
Scotiabank Arena
Phoebe Robinson
Friday, May 10, 2019
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
BB&T Center
Jessica Williams
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Atlanta, GA
State Farm Arena
Gayle King
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Nashville, TN
Ryman Auditorium
Stephen Colbert

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