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Michelle Obama has extended her Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama tour, with a newly announced London show.
The former First Lady will be appearing at The O2, London on Sunday 14 April 2019.
The newly announced stop follows Mrs Obama’s hugely successful 12-date tour, which sold-out venues across 10 cities including a date at London’s Royal Festival Hall.
The event, in promotion of Mrs Obama’s best selling memoir Becoming, will see the author talk candidly on-stage about her experiences as the first African-American to serve as First Lady of the United States and how she helped create a welcoming and inclusive White House.
An advocate for women’s rights around the globe and one of the most compelling female figures in history, Mrs Obama will also reflect on her journey from her childhood living in the Southside of Chicago, to becoming such a powerful figure, all whilst balancing the demands of being a mother and working full-time.
Talking about the newly announced tour, Mrs Obama said:
“I couldn’t be more excited to visit even more cities across the country and around the world, 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. 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.”
To make the event as inclusive as possible, Mrs Obama and the event organisers will be donating free tickets to a select number of local charities, schools and community groups.
Michelle Obama released her highly anticipated first memoir Becoming in November 2018. The book is a No.1 bestseller in over 11 countries and has sold over 3 million copies in the US and Canada.
The Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama tour comes to the UK in April 2019.
Here’s the date:
14 April 2019 – The O2, London
Last updated: December, 2018