Michelle Obama bringing her book tour to the Bay Area

Michelle Obama’s long-awaited memoir, “Becoming,” will be released Nov. 13 — and then the former first lady will hit the road on a book tour.

The 10-city tour will launch in her hometown of Chicago (naturally) and then criss-cross the country, stopping Friday, Dec. 14, in San Jose.

The Silicon Valley event at SAP Center will be one of only two California appearances; the other is scheduled for Nov. 15 in Los Angeles at The Forum.

Tickets for the tour, co-sponsored by Live Nation and Crown Publishing, go on sale next week, with prices starting at $29.50. But to ensure that fans — and not scalpers or bots — get first crack at the tickets, a pre-registration system has been set up.

Here’s how it works:

Fans can register between now and 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform, That will allow them to purchase tickets on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. — before the general public gets to do so starting the next day. (A limited number of VIP and meet-and-greet tickets will also be be available via

If you miss that verified fan sale, the public sale will start at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at

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Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle


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