Katie Couric Announces All-Star Lineup To Join Her 2021 “Going There” Book Tour

Couric Will Be Joined by Special Guests at Every Stop Including Jennifer Garner, Chance the Rapper, SNL’s Chloe Fineman & Melissa Villaseñor, Kara Swisher, Ina Garten, Leslie Jordan, Brad Paisley & Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Savannah Guthrie, and Tan France

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Award winning journalist and best-selling author Katie Couric has revealed the nine special guests that will be joining her on the road for her 2021 Going There Tour, produced by Live Nation and in partnership with P&G.

In celebration of her forthcoming memoir, Going There, out on October 26th, the tour kicks off October 28th in Boston with special guest Tan France. Additionally, Couric will be in conversation with Saturday Night Live’s Chloe Fineman & Melissa Villaseñor in New York City, Kara Swisher in Washington, D.C., Savannah Guthrie in Philadelphia, Chance The Rapper in Chicago, Ina Garten in Atlanta, JenniferGarner in Los Angeles, Leslie Jordan in San Francisco, and Brad Paisley & Kimberly Williams-Paisley in Nashville. 

Additionally, Couric will be joined in each market by other compelling voices, such as Tarana Burke and Allison Russell.

Couric will chronicle her personal story, that of a thoroughly modern woman, whose journey took her from humble origins to superstardom. With her trademark empathy, humor, and charm, each stop will feature an intimate conversation that will make you laugh, cry, and think. 

The shows will also include Katie on stage revisiting events that have shaped our lives, with the people who were at the center of the headlines–from 9/11 and the Boston Marathon, to gun violence, cancer advocacy, the Me Too movement and more. She will also be spotlighting local grassroots charities in every city. 

The tour is in partnership with P&G, maker of Tide, Pampers and Olay.

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“GOING THERE” BOOK TOUR DATES: 

Thu Oct 28 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre: Special Guest, Tan France

Fri Oct 29 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre: Special Guests, SNL’s Chloe Fineman and Melissa Villaseñor  

Sat Oct 30 – Washington, DC – The Anthem: Special Guest, Kara Swisher

Mon Nov 01 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia: Special Guest, Savannah Guthrie 

Sat Nov 06 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre: Special Guest, Chance The Rapper

Mon Nov 08 – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Symphony Hall: Special Guest, Ina Garten

Fri Nov 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre: Special Guest, Jennifer Garner

Sat Nov 13 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic: Special Guest, Leslie Jordan

Mon Nov 15 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium: Special Guests, Brad & Kimberly Paisley 

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Katie Couric (@katiecouric) is an award-winning journalist, New York Times best-selling author and a co-founder  of  Stand  Up  To  Cancer (SU2C).  Since  its  launch  in  2008,  Stand  Up  To  Cancer  has  raised  more than  $600  million  to  support  cutting  edge  collaborative  science  and  its  research  has  contributed  to nine new FDA approved therapies.

In  2017,  she  founded  Katie  Couric  Media  (KCM),  which  has  developed  a  number  of  media  projects, including a daily newsletter, a podcast, digital video series and several documentaries. KCM works with purpose  driven  brands  to  create  premium  content  that  addresses  important  social  issues  like  gender equality, environmental sustainability and mental health. 

Previous  documentaries  produced  by  KCM  include: America  Inside  Out  with Katie  Couric,  a  six-part series   for   National   Geographic; Gender   Revolution:   A   Journey   with   Katie   Couric,   for   National Geographic; Under  the  Gun,  which  aired  on  EPIX; and Fed  Up,  available  on  iTunes,  Amazon  and YouTube.  Couric  was  also  the  executive  producer  of Unbelievable on  Netflix  and  is  developing  other scripted projects. 

Couric  was  the  first  woman  to  solo  anchor  a  network  evening  newscast,  serving  as  anchor  and managing editor of the CBS Evening News From 2006 to 2011 following 15-years as co-anchor of NBC’s Today Show.  She  also  hosted  a  syndicated  show  and served  as  the  Yahoo  Global  News  Anchor  until 2017. Most recently, Couric was the first guest host of the iconic game show, Jeopardy!.

She  has  won  a  duPont-Columbia,  a  Peabody,  two  Edward  R.  Murrows,  a  Walter  Cronkite  Award,  and multiple Emmys. She was twice named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people and was a Glamour  Magazine  woman  of  the  year  three  times.  She  has  also  received  numerous  awards  for  her cancer  advocacy  work;  honored by  both  the  Harvard  and  Columbia  schools  of public  health,  the American Cancer Society and The American Association of Cancer Researchers.

In addition to writing The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives, Couric’s memoir, Going There, will be published in the Fall of 2021.

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