Michelle Obama extends tour, adds Tacoma stop as book sales top 3 million

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: Former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama greets people as she signs copies of her new book 'Becoming' during a book signing event at a Barnes & Noble bookstore, November 30, 2018 in New York City. The former first lady's memoir has sold more than 2 million copies in all formats in North America during its first 15 days on the market, according to a statement released on Friday by Penguin Random House. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

TACOMA, Wash. — Sales for Michelle Obama’s memoir have topped 3 million and the former first lady is extending her book tour into 2019, including a stop in Washington.

“Becoming,” published four weeks ago, is among the fastest-selling nonfiction books in history and already among the best-selling political memoirs of all time.

Live Nation and Crown Publishing announced Tuesday that Obama will have 21 events next year, including a Feb. 8 stop at the Tacoma Dome and one Feb. 9 at the Moda Center in Portland.

Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Dec. 15.

She has been appearing at such arenas as New York City’s Barclays Center and Chicago’s United Center, with guest interviewers including Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon.

Her tour is now scheduled to end May 12 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

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