Former First Lady Will Have An “Intimate Conversation” With Readers About Her Memoir, Becoming.
Michelle Obama will be going on tour for her memoir, Becoming. The book is set to be in stores November 13, the same day her tour is scheduled to kick off. What’s being promoted is an “intimate conversation”, which allows fans to see the former First Lady up close and personal. When tickets went on sale to the public Friday, some Twitter users were taken aback by how much Obama was charging for the 10-city book tour.
Reportedly, tickets are going between $30 to $3,000, with the prices varying between cities. For instance, the lowest price of a ticket during her Dallas, TX stop is $855, while in Inglewood, CA the lowest is $125. Deborah Speer, editor of concert magazine Pollstar, explained why the prices might have such a spike.
You don’t see it every day, but she’s not a typical author. Michelle Obama is kind of a rock star herself.
Fans who pay are paying top dollar for the VIP tickets and will be able to get a pre-show photo opportunity, a signed book, and other “VIP” gifts. She is scheduled to stop in her hometown, Chicago, IL for the kick off and will be making two stops in Washington, DC and Brooklyn, NY. Obama plans to donate 10% of the of ticket sales to charity.
Check out some tweets below.
I guess us normals can't buy tickets to see Michelle Obama here in NorCal. Allegedly ticket prices went as low as $26 but the cheapest that popped up on Ticketmaster were $450.
— Sarah Jamila Stevenson (@aquafortis) September 21, 2018
I love me some Michelle Obama but these ticket prices are completely ridiculous. $775-$3000 to go to a stadium book signing is too much!
— miss ashley (@adgivens02) September 21, 2018
I need the people complaining about Michelle Obama’s ticket prices to stop. 1. ALWAYS have a strategy for popular events. 2. Log on early. Of course no reasonable prices show up now when they went on sale at 10 am. 3. More tickets will be on sale tomorrow. Today was presale.
— Frank (@rhondamo) September 20, 2018
Of course @Ticketmaster lied about ticket prices for Michelle Obama's book tour event. The range was advertised as $26.50-$496.00. When you go to buy them, they're anywhere from 2x-5x that price. Fucking frauds.
— Marc Love ???? (@marcslove) September 20, 2018
You hoodrats complaining about how much Michelle Obama’s tickets are but spent your whole rent on Beyonce tickets, don’t even deserve to go. This event is not for you if you have a problem with ticket prices #MichelleObama #BookTour #KNOWLEDGE #motivation pic.twitter.com/yvRAD21ApD
— Bubbs???? (@geminibarboza) September 20, 2018