Michelle Obama is coming to Boston this weekend for an “intimate conversation,” but her tickets are selling like she’s a rock star. Well, to many fans, maybe she is. The former first lady is scheduled to sit down with former NPR host Michele Norris at TD Garden on Saturday night, as part of her cross-country book tour to promote her new memoir, “Becoming.” According to Vivid Seats spokesman Stephen Spiewak, the average price of a single ticket already sold on their site for her appearance is $214. By comparison, John Legend is set to perform at the Wang Theatre on Sunday and the tickets already sold for his concert have gone for just about two-thirds the price ($143) of Obama’s appearance, even though her event is at an venue that’s nearly six times larger. “She’s performing at venues that rock stars frequent and commanding rock star ticket prices,” Spiewak said. In fact, according to Vivid Seats data shared with Boston.com, the only Boston-area event in November or December that had higher average ticket-selling prices ($303) was Elton John’s farewell tour concert at TD Garden earlier this month. Meanwhile, average prices for tickets sold for Josh Groban and Idina Menzel’s recent TD Garden concert and rapper… Read full this story
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