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VP Joe Biden Embarks on American Promise Tour in Support of His Memoir

Pictured: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event in Boca Raton , Fl in 2012 (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

This fall, Vice President Joe Biden will travel the nation for his American Promise Tour, 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. Vice President Biden will reveal the big political moments of his career, the life-altering choices he made, and the key traits that have helped him persevere through challenges and live with purpose. “It’s a lucky man who gets out of bed every morning, puts his feet on the ground, knows what he wants to do, and knows it still matters,” says Vice President Biden. “I still count myself lucky.”

Tickets to the American Promise Tour include a copy of Vice President Biden’s forthcoming memoir, PROMISE ME, DAD: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose (November 14, 2017; $27, Flatiron Books). PROMISE ME, DAD chronicles 2015, the most momentous and challenging year in Vice President Biden’s extraordinary life and career. For twelve months, the vice president balanced the twin imperatives of living up to his responsibilities to his country and his family while his son Beau battled brain cancer. Never far away was the insistent question of whether he should seek the presidency in 2016. 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.

Vice President Biden says, “I have always been fortunate to have an incredible support system around me, and I understand how many people in this country go through far worse than I have, with far less support. I hope my own story will strike a chord with other Americans who have walked the same path I have. I’m looking forward to talking with people all over the country on this book tour, not only about my experiences, but about how much we have in common, and what we can do together to continue to build on the great promise of America.”

Vice President Biden will kick off his media for PROMISE ME, DAD with an in-depth conversation with Oprah Winfrey on OWN’s Super Soul Sunday on November 12 before embarking on the American Promise Tour.


The 19-city nationwide American Promise Tour will launch on November 13, and includes a stop at NYCB Theatre at Westbury in Westbury, NY on Monday, November 27 at 8:30 PM. Tickets for the American Promise Tour go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 28 at 10 a.m. local time. Presales begin Tuesday, July 18 at 10 a.m. local time. A full list of tour dates is available at

Vice President Biden is represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA), which developed and will oversee the American Promise Tour.

Flatiron Books is a division of Macmillan. For more information please contact Flatiron Books Publicity Director, Marlena Bittner at (646) 307-5078/






About Macmillan

Macmillan Publishers is a global trade publishing company, owned by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, with imprints in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, and around the world. U.S. publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Flatiron Books; Henry Holt and Company; Picador; St. Martin’s Press; Tor/Forge; Macmillan Audio; and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. Macmillan Publishers is based in New York City, with many of our publishers located in the historic Flatiron Building.

American Promise Tour

11/13 – New York, NY – Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

11/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Kimmel Center Academy of Music

11/17 – Washington, D.C. – Warner Theatre

11/18 – Miami, FL – Miami Book Fair

11/19 – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center

11/20 – Schenectady, NY – Proctors

11/25 – Nantucket, MA – Mary P. Walker Auditorium

11/27 – Westbury, NY – NYCB Theatre at Westbury

11/30 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

12/2 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre

12/3 – Seattle, WA – Benaroya Hall

12/4 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre

12/7 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

12/8 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre

12/9 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre

12/10 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater

12/11 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre

12/13 – Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theater

12/14 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium



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New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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