Michelle Obama Announces All-Star Lineup of Moderators and Additional Dates for The Light We Carry Tour

Tour will kick off Tuesday, November 15th, at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. with Ellen DeGeneres

Today, Live Nation and Crown, an imprint of Random House, announced the list of moderators scheduled to appear with former First Lady, Michelle Obama, on her upcoming U.S. book tour in support of The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times.

Due to overwhelming demand, Michelle Obama has recently added an additional seven dates across the six cities on her highly anticipated tour. Produced by Live Nation, the U.S. tour will kick off in Washington, D.C., with two nights at Warner Theatre on Tuesday, November 15th and Wednesday, November 16th, both featuring Ellen DeGeneres moderating the conversation. The other tour events will be moderated by an all-star lineup of speakers including Elizabeth Alexander (11/17), Gayle King (11/18), Hoda Kotb (11/19), Tyler Perry (12/2 + 12/3), David Letterman (12/5), Heather McGhee (12/6), Conan O’Brien (12/9), Tracee Ellis Ross (12/10), Michele Norris (12/11), and Oprah Winfrey (12/13).

“For me, The Light We Carry book tour will be about starting important conversations and digging deeper into the questions that all of us are grappling with as we live through uncertain times,” Mrs. Obama said. “I can’t wait to get back on the road and dive into it with such a thoughtful, impressive group of moderators.”

Tickets for all dates are available  at www.michelleobamabooks.com.

On November 15th, the same day as the tour kick-off, Michelle Obama will globally release her second book, The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times. The book shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly uncertain world.

The Light We Carry offers readers a series of fresh stories and insightful reflections on change, challenge, and power, including her belief that when we light up for others, we can illuminate the richness and potential of the world around us, discovering deeper truths and new pathways for progress.

The Light We Carry Tour: In Conversation with Michelle Obama 2022 Dates: 

Tuesday, November 15Washington, D.C.Warner Theatre 
Wednesday, November 16Washington, D.C.Warner Theatre 
Thursday, November 17Washington, D.C.Warner Theatre
Friday, November 18Philadelphia, PAThe Met
Saturday, November 19Philadelphia, PAThe Met
Friday, December 2Atlanta, GAFox Theatre
Saturday, December 3Atlanta, GAFox Theatre
Monday, December 5Chicago, ILChicago Theatre
Tuesday, December 6Chicago, ILChicago Theatre
Friday, December 9San Francisco, CAMasonic
Saturday, December 10San Francisco, CAMasonic
Sunday, December 11San Francisco, CAMasonic
Tuesday, December 13Los Angeles, CAYouTube Theater

*Bolded dates are newly added

About Michelle Obama
MICHELLE OBAMA served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Mrs. Obama started her career as an attorney at the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama. She later worked in the Chicago mayor’s office, at the University of Chicago, and at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Mrs. Obama also founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in public service. She is the author of the #1 global bestseller Becoming and the #1 national bestseller American Grown. The Obamas currently live in Washington, D.C., and have two daughters, Malia and Sasha. 

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

About Crown

Crown is an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, the world’s largest trade book publisher, which is dedicated to its mission to ignite a universal passion for reading by creating books for everyone. The company, which employs more than 10,000 people globally, was formed on July 1, 2013, by Bertelsmann and Pearson. As of April 1, 2020, Bertelsmann is full owner of the company. With more than 300 imprints and brands on six continents, Penguin Random House comprises adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print and digital English-, German-, and Spanish-language trade book publishing businesses in more than 20 countries worldwide. With over 16,000 new titles, and more than 700 million print, audio, and eBooks sold annually, Penguin Random House’s publishing lists include more than 80 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors.

The Light We Carry Media Contacts:

Michelle Obama

Crystal Carson | [email protected] 

Crown/Random House

Carisa Hays | [email protected] 

Penny Simon | [email protected] 

Tour Media Contact:

Live Nation Concerts    

Monique Sowinski | [email protected]