Michelle Obama Extends ‘Becoming’ Book Tour After Topping 3 Million Sales

Michelle Obama Extends ‘Becoming’ Book Tour After Topping 3 Million Sales

The former first lady also recently surprised a group of students at the Motown Museum.

Published December 12, 2018

If you missed Michelle Obama speak during her national tour promoting her memoir best-selling “Becoming,” you may still be able to see the former first lady, who just added 11 more stops to the international tour.

According to an announcement from Live Nation Tuesday, Mrs. Obama will continue to the tour into 2019 and will visit cities such as Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Atlanta and Austin, among others.

It’s not much of a surprise that the tour, which will wrap up on May 12 in Nashville, will be continuing considering Obama just surpassed 3 million copies sold in all formats, publisher Penguin Random House announced.

Obama said she “couldn’t be more excited” for extra leg of her tour.

"I've been so humbled by the response to the tour thus far and the overwhelming interest we’ve received from so many communities we weren’t able to visit this year,” Obama said.

“That’s why I’m thrilled that we’re able to expand our conversations to these new settings and wider audiences. I can’t wait to continue the discussions that have been so meaningful for me and, I hope, for so many others.”

News of her tour extension came out the same day Mrs. Obama surprised a group of unsuspecting Wayne State University students at the Motown Museum in Detroit.

Mrs. Obama's brother, Craig Robinson, and actor Keegan Michael-Key, who grew up in Detroit, were leading a panel with 18 young, Black men when the former first lady gracefully appeared, reported the Detroit Free Press.

“This is supposed to be boys only,” Robinson joked. 

She then discussed the act of true perseverance and took questions for the group. 

On the stops of her tour thus far, Mrs. Obama has also been joined by Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle, Reese Witherspoon and her husband, Barack Obama. 

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Richard Drew/AP/Shutterstock)


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