Oprah Launches 8 City Tour With No Chicago Appearance
by Mike Love,posted Mar 28 2014 8:56AM
First she shuts down HARPO, now this-ML
Oprah is hitting the road — but she’s not coming home to Chicago.
The media mogul announced today that she is launching “The Life You Want Weekend,” an eight-city arena tour set to kick off this fall.
She currently is slated to stop in Atlanta, suburban Detroit, Houston, Miami, Newark, Seattle, Washington and San Jose, Calif.
And it seems, in many ways, the tour will be a reincarnation of her popular Chicago-based talk show, which she ended in 2011 and which was free.
In each city, the two-day event will begin on a Friday, with Oprah taking the stage to share her personal story. On Saturday, she will lead discussions with self-help icons such as TV personality Iyanla Vanzant, author Elizabeth Gilbert and Pastor Rob Bell. Spiritual guru Deepak Chopra will appear in select cities as well.
All have been fixtures on her past talk show or her network, OWN.
"All of my life I have wanted to lead people to an empathy space. To a gratitude space," Winfrey said in a statement. "I want us all to fulfill our greatest potential. To find our calling, and summon the courage to live it."
Tickets start at $99 and go up to $999 for a VIP ticket that includes a meet-and-greet with Winfrey. Tickets go on sale April 7 on her website, Oprah.com.