Michelle Obama adds dates to book tour 'due to overwhelming fan demand'

More dates are being added to Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaOvernight Health Care: Trump reportedly lashed out at health chief over polling | Justices to hear ObamaCare birth control case | Trump rolls back Michelle Obama school lunch rules Trump to roll back Michelle Obama's school lunch rules on vegetables, fruits Barack Obama shares birthday message to Michelle: 'In every scene, you are my star' MORE’s upcoming book tour “due to overwhelming fan demand,” according to organizers.

Details of the nationwide book tour for “Becoming,” the former first lady’s memoir, which is poised to be released Nov. 13, were first announced last week.


But on Thursday, Obama’s publisher and entertainment company Live Nation said additional dates in Washington, D.C., and New York would be added to accommodate growing interest in the events.

The tour is poised to kick off on the book’s release date in Obama’s hometown of Chicago, with stops at stadiums in 10 cities, before ending in Brooklyn on Dec. 19.

“Attendees will hear firsthand Mrs. Obama’s intimate reflections on the experiences and events, both public and private, that have shaped her,” organizers said in a statement.

Obama, 54, and Live Nation have said they’ll give away 10 percent of tickets — which start at $30 — for every show for free to local charities, schools and community groups.