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Vice President Joe Biden to Appear at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on November 19 in Support of His Memoir

Vice President Joe Biden to Appear at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on November 19 in Support of His Memoir

Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose to be published on November 14, 2017

Nashville, Tenn. (July 17, 2017) – Vice President Joe Biden will make a special, one-night-only appearance at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Sunday, November 19, at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 28, and will be available at, via phone at 615.687.6400 and at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center Box Office, 1 Symphony Place in Nashville, TN. Click here for more information and details about VIP packages.

This fall, Vice President 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 12 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. 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.

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