Michelle Obama, U.S former first lady now officiates wedding as a side hustle. The lucky couple whose wedding was officiated by Michelle Obama, are Stephanie Rivkin and Joel Sircus.
The bride’s father is the Deputy Mayor of Chicago, and it was gathered that she graduated from Yale alongside her husband. This is coming ahead of her book launch.
It was reported that just for the scale of its venues, there has never been a rollout quite like the one for Obama’s memoir “Becoming,” with stops including the Pepsi Center in Denver and American Airlines Center in Dallas.
While popular authors have been likened to rock stars for years, Michelle Obama is the first to promote her book on a scale common for top musical performers, even using the entertainment company Live Nation.
“Mrs. Obama wanted to make her tour as accessible as possible,” Tara Traub, senior vice president of Live Nation Touring, said in a statement Friday.
“The Live Nation team also knew the demand for her tour would be extraordinary. For these reasons, we knew an arena tour would maximize the number of people who will be able to join this unforgettable conversation with Mrs. Obama.”
While the traditional bookstore reading is usually free and might be called a success if a few dozen show up, Obama’s appearances will be at venues of 15,000 and higher in capacity, with tickets that range from just under $30 to $3,000. (VIP tickets include the chance to meet Obama).
Despite some complaints on social media about prices, tickets have been selling so quickly that this Live Nation added two additional events, at Barclays Center in New York City and Capitol One Arena in Washington.
“Truly humbled by the response to my upcoming book tour,” Obama tweeted Thursday.
Obama’s tour begins the week after the midterm elections. While former President Barack Obama has endorsed dozens of Democrats and increased his criticisms of President Donald Trump, Michelle Obama’s involvement has focused on the nonpartisan When We All Vote, an initiative encouraging people to register.