Oprah Winfrey to headline at the Palace

March 26, 2014


Sometimes, the press releases we receive are simply too weird not to share. Oprah Winfrey will headline two nights at the Palace of Auburn Hills on September 12 and 13, dubbed “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend.”

Oh really, Oprah? Well, unless you’re planning on placing a large check under the seat of every Detroiter in attendance, and then dropping a few off around the city, good luck to you.

“All of my life I have wanted to lead people to an empathy space. To a gratitude space,” said Oprah. “I want us all to fulfill our greatest potential. To find our calling, and summon the courage to live it.”

According to the press release, “The tour stop will span two days. On Friday night, Oprah will take the stage, bringing her personal story and insights to life in a one of a kind intimate evening. Then on Saturday, 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 one of Time 100’s Most Influential people, Pastor Rob Bell. Additionally, world-renowned author and pioneer in mind-body medicine Deepak Chopra will take the stage in select cities.”

Tickets are a staggering $99. Want to make the lives of Detroiters better, Oprah. Give away your hokey bullshit for free.


  • Melissa

    What do you know about Oprah? Do you just like to bash people for the hell of it?

  • Patrick

    I’m sorry but what is “staggering” about 99 dollars over a two day event? Really? Never no complaints about pay 100 plus to go see a band perform for an hour or less. You hipsters suck!

  • Jack Hunger

    MT, although I shake my head in disbelief as well, Oprah will fill the Palace as easily as any pop diva. Her influence is tremendous. A recommendation by her ‘book club’ can guarentee the success of a literary career. She did not become the wealthiest woman in the world by underestimating; least of all, herself.

  • Alicia

    The good thing about this blog: you informed me of a great event. The bad thing: everything else. The only hokey bullshit is your interest in even writing against it.

  • Candice

    People will have a choice to attend this event, right? We aren’t forced as Detroiters to attend, right? So why so much fuss MT? How is spending $99 on this event any different than spending it to see the Tigers, Lions, Red Wings or Pistons. How is it different than going to a concert, play, or symphony? It’s a “show”. What’s the big deal?