Katie Couric book tour will feature special guest Chance the Rapper in Chicago
Jennifer Garner, “Saturday Night Live” performers Chloe Fineman and Melissa Villaseñor, as well as Brad Paisley and Ina Garten are also scheduled for guest spots on the tour in support of Couric’s new memoir.
NEW YORK — Katie Couric’s book tour, which begins in two weeks, will have some well known guests.
Live Nation announced Thursday that Jennifer Garner, “Saturday Night Live” performers Chloe Fineman and Melissa Villaseñor and Brad and Kimberly Paisley will be among those joining Couric forappearances around the country in support of her upcoming memoir “Going There.”
Tan France will be hand for the opening event, Oct. 28, at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre. The Paisleys will be with her in Nashville, Tennessee, Fineman and Villaseñor are scheduled for the Beacon Theatre in New York City and Garner for the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.
Other guests are Food Network host and best-selling author Ina Garten at Atlanta Symphony Hall, Chance the Rapper at the Chicago Theatre on Nov. 6 and a couple of fellow journalists: Savannah Guthrie, co-host of the “Today” show, Couric’s former job, will be with her at the Met Philadelphia; and, at the Anthem in Washington, D.C., Couric will be joined by Kara Swisher, an opinion writer for The New York Times and longtime technology reporter.
According to the tour announcement, Couric will be revisiting events that have impacted the world, “from 9/11 and the Boston Marathon, to gun violence, cancer advocacy, the Me Too movement and more.” She’ll also be spotlighting local grassroots charities in every city on the tour.
#MeToo activist Tarana Burke and singer Allison Russell also are expected to make appearances during the tour, which runs from Oct. 28-Nov. 15 and is in partnership with Live Nation and P&G.
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