Oprah Winfrey to Embark on Eight-City 'Empowerment' Tour
Winfrey's "The Life You Want" tour is focused on helping people avoid living in ways set out for them by family or others
Oprah Winfrey is heading for your hometown.
The media mogul, 60, will embark on an eight-city “The Life You Want” tour in September for conferences focusing on empowerment, resilience and authenticity.
But a visit from Oprah won’t come cheap. Tickets start at $99 and go all the way up to $999 for the VIP package that includes a meet-and-greet with Winfrey, herself.
“It’s about living the life you want, because a great percentage of the population is living a life that their mother wanted, that their husband wanted, that they thought or heard they wanted,” Winfrey explained to The Hollywood Reporter.
Venues in participating cities – Atlanta; Auburn Hills, Mich.; Houston; Miami; Newark, N.J.; Seattle; San Jose, Calif.; and Washington – are expected to fill 18,000 seats. Tickets can be purchased starting April 7 on Oprah’s website.
Winfrey will lead the discussion on Friday, followed by a selection of hand-picked speakers on Saturday, including Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert, pastor Rob Bell, OWN star Iyanla Vanzant, and, depending on the city, spiritual guru Deepak Chopra.