FILE- In this June 7, 2017, file photo, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a conference in Athens.
Former Vice President Joe Biden will appear at the Chicago Theatre on December 11 as part of his book tour, it was announced this morning. Full tour dates can be found here. Presales for Dreamland Foundation members begin Tuesday, July 18 at 10 a.m. local time.
Reserved seats are available for $59.50, $75, $99.50 and $125. All ticket-holders will receive a copy of Biden's book.
The intention of the tour, according to promotional material, is to develop a "series of conversations that will go beyond the 24-hour news cycle and 140-character arguments to connect friends and neighbors around the topics that matter most". In a tweet, Biden called the speaking tour "a series of conversations" with a tagline on a promotional image touting the tour as a way of "finding objective in a time of uncertainty".
The Oprah sit-down is set for November 12, to be followed by a 19-city tour that's being billed less as a traditional book tour than something that alllmost sounds like something an aspiring presidential candidate would launch - the publisher says the American Promise tour will feature a "series of conversations" about politics and Biden's family's tragedy.
Biden said his son, Beau - who in May 2015 at the age of 46 after a battle with brain cancer, made a powerful statement to him in 2014. Writing with poignancy and immediacy, Vice President Biden allows readers to feel the urgency of each moment, to experience the days when he felt unable to move forward, as well as the days when he felt like he could not afford to stop.