Michelle Obama is Coming to Tacoma

Michelle Obama will visit the Tacoma Dome at 8 p.m. on Feb. 8 as part of her tour following the recent publishing of her book Becoming.

The Tacoma stop is the first of a string of additional dates added to the former first lady’s tour after a “highly successful” 12-event series in 2018. Obama will also visit Austin, Toronto, Atlanta, Copenhagen, and more.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. here. A selection of presale and VIP tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Dec. 14.

A portion of the tickets for each event will be donated to local organizations such as charities, schools, and other community groups.

According to a statement, Obama will be sharing “honest 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.”

“I couldn’t be more excited to visit even more cities across the country and around the world,” Obama said in a statement. “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.”

Becoming was released in November and almost immediately became a New York Times bestseller. Already, 3 million copies have been sold. More information about the book and the tour can be found at becomingmichelleobama.com.

is the digital coordinator at South Sound magazine. Email her.
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