Oprah takes her show on the road
FILE - This Feb. 22, 2014 file photo shows Oprah Winfrey speaking at the 45th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif. Winfrey will visit eight cities this fall for a two-day arena event called Oprahs The Life You Want Weekend. Winfrey will go on stage on a Friday night in each city, then the next day a circle of personalities she has featured on OWN and her talk show over the years will join in. Organizers said Wednesday, March 26, 2014, that the first stop will be in Atlanta the first weekend of September. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - This July 31, 2013 file photo shows media mogul and actress Oprah Winfrey at a special screening of "Lee Daniels' The Butler" New York. The film opens nationwide on Friday, Aug. 16. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Oprah Winfrey is taking a self-help show on the road to eight cities this fall, a two-day event giving fans a chance to see and possibly meet her.
The talk-show host and chief of the OWN television network said yesterday the “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend” will include some of the personalities she has featured over the years. Also appearing will be OWN host Iyanla Vanzant, Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert and Pastor Rob Bell, with author Deepak Chopra at some of the tour stops.
Winfrey has done speaking engagements and held a few live “Oprah’s Life Class” events in recent years, but nothing of this scale, organizers said.
“All of my life I have wanted to lead people to an empathy space. To a gratitude space,” Winfrey said. “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 range up to $999. The top price will buy a prime arena seat, gift bags and an opportunity to meet the star.
Winfrey will talk on Friday night in each city, with Saturdays devoted to the other personalities. The first stop will be Atlanta on the first weekend in September, with subsequent arena stops outside Detroit; in Washington, D.C.; Newark, N.J.; Houston; Miami; Seattle; and San Jose, Calif.