Hillary and Bill Clinton will launch a nationwide speaking tour after the 2018 midterms that will take them to 13 cities in the United States and Canada, according to an announcement Monday by promoter Live Nation.
The unusual tour will see the Clintons visit mainly friendly territory – including several large Democratic-leaning cities such as Philadelphia, Seattle, Detroit and Boston, as well as Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal – from mid-November 2018 to May 2019.
The event is billed as an opportunity to hear the Clintons “provide a unique perspective on the past, and remarkable insight into where we go from here,” including their views on “one of the United States’ most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections.”
“Attendees will have the opportunity to hear one-of-a-kind conversations with the two leaders as they tell their stories from some of the most impactful moments in modern history,” Live Nation said in a release announcing the tour.
“JUST ANNOUNCED,” @LiveNation tweeted Monday morning, “An Evening with President @BillClinton and former Secretary of State @HillaryClinton is coming to a city near you!”
The entertainment company, which typically promotes concerts by big-name musicians such as Justin Timberlake and Maroon 5, is also producing Michelle Obama’s upcoming book tour.
Tickets for “An Evening with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton” will go on sale later this week; prices for a single event are listed as ranging from $59.50 to $375.
News of the tour comes as the Clintons have made appearances at several events in recent weeks, not all of them political.
Last Friday, for example, the two celebrated Oktoberfest in Munich, where Bill Clinton was spotted wearing traditional lederhosen. Days earlier, the pair posed for photos with Christina Aguilera after the pop star performed at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Hillary Clinton also recently sat down for an interview at the Atlantic Festival in Washington, where she critiqued President Donald Trump and drew a comparison between Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
(c) 2018, The Washington Post · Felicia Sonmez