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Michelle Obama Will Bring Becoming Tour to the BB&T Center in Fort Lauderdale

Former FLOTUS, Michelle Obama
Former FLOTUS, Michelle Obama Simon Davis/DFID
Christmas has come early for some South Floridians this year. Michelle Obama — former First Lady, lawyer, university administrator, and now, hugely celebrated author — has just announced that the Becoming Tour: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama has added new stops on its U.S. leg along with future appearances in Canada and Europe. The additional tour dates announced this morning include the BB&T Center in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, May 10, 2019.

Based on prior tour dates, the event will likely be a star-studded, personal affair. Celebrities ranging from Oprah to former president Barack Obama have made guest appearances in cities along the way as the former First Lady has taken to the stage to open up about her past struggles and triumphs. And according to the Washington Post, she talks about everything, from her first thoughts upon meeting her future husband to ensuing marital hurdles.

The Becoming Tour was intended to have a short run kicking off on November 13th in the former first lady's hometown of Chicago and wrapping up on December 19, but likely based on the overwhelming response to the book itself — sales have surpassed three million dollars and it's quickly been named the best-selling book of 2018 — and the relative ease in which they filled tour seats, the live chat with Michelle and an eager audience has been extended into 2019.
21 further stops have been added, with the acclaimed author now planning to touch down everywhere from Paris to Toronto. Tickets for the new North American 2019 dates will go on sale to the general public on December 15 at 10 a.m. at the tour website. A limited number of VIP meet-and-greet packages are also available. Ticketmaster Verified Fan pre-sales begin this Friday, December 14.

Check out the remaining tour dates for Michelle Obama's Becoming Tour, including the new dates announced this morning.

December 11 – Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
December 13 – Pepsi Center Arena in Denver, CO
December 14 – SAP Center in San Jose, CA
December 17 –  American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
December 19 – Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
February 8 – Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA
February 9 – Moda Center in Portland, OR
February 12 – Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, AZ
February 28 – Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX
March 2 – Toyota Center in Houston, TX
March 13 – Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN
March 14 – Miller High Life Theatre in Milwaukee, WI
March 16 – KeyBank State Theatre in Cleveland, OH
March 21 – Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
March 22 – Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
April 9 – Royal Arena in Copenhagen, DK
April 10 – Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, SE
April 11 – Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, NO
April 14 – O2 Arena in London, UK
April 16 – AccorHotels Arena in Paris, FR
April 17 – Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, NL
May 3 – Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
May 4 – Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
May 10 – BB&T Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 11 – State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
May 12 – Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN

Michelle Obama. 7 p.m. May 10 at BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-7000.
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Ayurella Horn-Muller is a South Florida native, Florida State University alumna, and freelance journalist. She covers arts, culture, and music for Miami New Times and news for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. You can also catch her work in Forbes, Elite Daily, Film Threat, Elephant Journal, and Face the Current.