Oprah to Headline Fall Tour, Will Come to D.C. in September
3/26/2014, 5:26 p.m.
Harpo Studios, O, The Oprah Magazine, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment announced Thursday the fall 2014 launch of "Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend," an eight-city arena tour and transformational weekend featuring Winfrey and a team of special guests, sponsored by Olay and Toyota.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning April 7 at 10 a.m. at www.oprah.com/tour.
"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."
Each tour stop will span two days. On Friday nights, Oprah will take the stage, bringing her personal story and insights to life in a one-of-a-kind intimate evening. Then on Saturdays, Oprah will lead a day-long gathering of thousands with handpicked thought leaders and pop culture icons including Iyanla Vanzant, star of OWN’s hit series "Iyanla Fix My Life," regular O Magazine contributor, best-selling author and spiritual life coach;best-selling author of Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert; and Pastor Rob Bell, one of Time 100’s Most Influential people. Additionally, world-renowned author and pioneer in mind-body medicine Deepak Chopra appear in select cities.
For the weekend experience, Olay and Toyota's sponsorships are natural fits, said officials for both companies.
"When women feel their best beautiful, they feel stronger, more confident and empowered," said Lela Coffey, marketing director of North American Beauty Care at Procter & Gamble. "Olay is excited to be partnering with ‘Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend’ to spread the message that women should never have to settle and help them put their best face forward — the best possible version of themselves every day."
Jack Hollis, Toyota's vice president of marketing, concurred.
"At Toyota, we believe in inspiring our guests to go places they may never have imagined possible," he said. "By partnering with ‘Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend,’ we hope to empower countless women from coast to coast to strive toward greater levels of achievement."
The tour will visit the following cities:
Sept. 5-6 Atlanta Philips Arena
Sept. 12-13 Auburn Hills, Mich. The Palace of Auburn Hills
Sept. 19-20 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
Sept. 26-27 Newark, N.J. Prudential Center
Oct. 17-18 Houston Toyota Center
Oct. 24-25 Miami American Airlines Arena
Nov. 7-8 Seattle KeyArena at Seattle Center
Nov. 14-15 San Jose, Calif. SAP Center in San Jose
Tickets for the weekend event start at $99. In addition, VIP experience, concierge and gift bag opportunities will be available in each city depending on ticket level. For more information on the tour, please visit www.oprah.com/tour.