Bill and Hillary Clinton announce start of joint North American speaking tour

October 14, 2018

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It looks like the Clintons are trying to cash in on their last name why they still can.

Former President Bill Clinton and wife Hillary announced on Monday that they are about to embark on a joint North American tour that will span a total of 13 cities in the U.S. and Canada, including 4 stops before the end of this year.

The tour, which has been dubbed, “An Evening with President Bill Clinton and Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton,” is being produced and promoted by Live Nation — the same company that helped Michelle Obama promote her most recent book.

The Clinton roadshow

According to Live Nation, the Clintons will share “stories and inspiring anecdotes that shaped their historic careers in public service, while also discussing issues of the day and looking toward the future” on their tour, which is set to kick off in Las Vegas on Nov. 18.

The couple will also visit Toronto, Montreal, and Sugar Land, TX before the end of the year, according to the Associated Press.

The 2019 segment of the Clintons’ tour will begin in New York in April, and they couple will visit cities like Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington, and Boston before concluding the tour in Inglewood, CA in early May.

“Attendees will have the opportunity to hear one-of-a-kind conversations with the two leaders as they tell their stories from some of the most impactful moments in modern history,” Live Nation said in a statement.

The company added: “From the American presidency to the halls of the Senate and State Department, to one of the United States’ most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections, they provide a unique perspective on the past, and remarkable insight into where we go from here.”

Supporters are fleeting

Meanwhile, there’s no question that the Clintons’ popularity is waning — even among Democrats, who have hesitated to use the former first lady in their midterm campaign efforts after her staggering 2016 loss to now-President Donald Trump.

This is no doubt the result of a pattern of recent negative headlines that have highlighted the Clintons’ scandalous past, which includes Hillary’s illegal use of a private email server for confidential communications, Bill’s history of sexual misconduct, and the Clinton Foundation’s allegedly exploitative behavior.

Even supporters of the so called #MeToo movement have seemed to turn on the Clintons in recent weeks, finally criticizing the couple for their handling of the sexual abuse allegations that have been lodged against the former president over the years.

Still, the former first couple plans to fill multiple venues with over 5,000 seats along the course of their tour — indicating that not all Dems have learned their lesson about the Clintons.

Tickets go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. local time.


Robert Ayers

Robert Ayers is a writer for Conservative Institute. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Quinnipiac University and a JD from the University of Connecticut.