Winfrey, Letterman Among Moderators For Michelle Obama Book Tour; More Dates Announced

Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks to the crowd as she presents her anticipated memoir “Becoming” during her book tour stop in Washington, on Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Oprah Winfrey, David Letterman and Ellen DeGeneres are among the celebrity moderators joining former first lady Michelle Obama on tour for her upcoming book, “The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times.”

Other guests include Conan O’Brien, Tracee Ellis Ross, journalists Gayle King and Michele Norris, “Today” show host Hoda Kotb, poet Elizabeth Alexander and advocate Heather McGhee.

“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,” Obama said in a statement released Wednesday by her publisher, Crown, and the tour’s producer, Live Nation. “I can’t wait to get back on the road and dive into it with such a thoughtful, impressive group of moderators.”

On Wednesday, Crown and Live Nation also announced that Obama has added seven stops to her monthlong, six-city tour, which begins at Washington’s Warner Theatre on Nov. 15, the book’s publication date. Additional appearances have been scheduled in Washington, along with Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco.

Some of the moderators, including Winfrey and Alexander, spoke with Obama when she promoted her 2018 memoir “Becoming.” For the current tour, DeGeneres will be on stage for the first two nights, in Washington, with Perry scheduled to interview her in Atlanta, Letterman in Chicago and Winfrey for the last stop, in Los Angeles’ YouTube Theater on Dec. 13.

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

Michelle Obama, Live Nation Announce ‘The Light We Carry’ Tour