Hillary Clinton will be back in the spotlight this fall for an unprecedented, big-ticket book tour for her new tome What Happened, with tickets priced as high as $1,200.
On Monday, the ex-Democratic nominee announced ‘Hillary Clinton Live,’ a 15-city tour, which includes stops in a handful of states she lost in the election last year.
Promotional materials for her first stop, at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., promises Clinton plans to ‘let loose’ and tell her audience a ‘personal, raw, detailed and surprisingly funny story’ of her election loss and recovery.
Former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is going on a 15-city book tour this fall, where she’ll promote her new tome What Happened
The website promoting the tour, which is being called ‘Hillary Clinton Live,’ features a quote from the ex-presidential candidate, where she promises to let her guard down
The website promoting the tour, HillaryClintonBookTour.com, features a quote from Clinton too.
‘In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net,’ she said. ‘Now I’m letting my guard down,’ she pledged.
The tour kicks off on September 18 in D.C. and continues on all through fall.
Clinton is making stops in the trio of states that are largely blamed for her election loss: Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan.
Sticking to blue areas within those states, she’ll head to Ann Arbor, Michigan on October 24, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on November 9 – exactly one year to the day, that she gave her concessions speech – and then head on to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 30.
Clinton is hitting up a trio of Canadian cities too, making appearances in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
Top-tier ticket packages in those cities cost $3,000 Canadian dollars for two seats, or, in American dollars, about $1,200 a pop.
There are cheaper seats in the states with tickets costing between $50 and $350 to see Clinton in Broward, Florida – another state that she lost to now-President Trump.
Clinton will also visit UC Davis, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Boston, Seattle and Portland.
The former secretary of state, senator and first lady already gave audiences a taste of What Happened in the form of two clips from its audio book, which were aired on Morning Joe last week.
In one of the clips, she talks about what it was like to have Trump breathing down her neck, literally, during the second presidential debate in St. Louis, Missouri.
‘It was incredibly uncomfortable he was literally breathing down my neck,’ Clinton said. ‘My skin crawled.’
Clinton said that no matter where she walked onstage, Trump followed.
‘Staring at me, making faces,’ she said, adding that she would have loved to have ‘hit pause’ and ask everyone in the audience, ‘well, what would you do?’
‘Do you say calm, keep smiling and carry-on as if he weren’t repeatedly invading your space? Or do you turn, look him in the eye and say loudly and clearly, “Back up you creep, get away from me! I know you love to intimidate women, but you can’t intimidate me, so back up!”‘ Clinton said.
What Happened hits bookshelves on September 12.