Oprah Winfrey to Embark on Eight-City ‘Empowerment’ Tour

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updated 03/26/2014 AT 1:50 PM ET

originally published 03/26/2014 AT 2:30 PM ET

Oprah Winfrey is heading for your hometown.

The media mogul, 60, will embark on an eight-city “The Life You Want” tour in September for conferences focusing on empowerment, resilience and authenticity.

But a visit from Oprah won’t come cheap. Tickets start at $99 and go all the way up to $999 for the VIP package that includes a meet-and-greet with Winfrey, herself.

“It’s about living the life you want, because a great percentage of the population is living a life that their mother wanted, that their husband wanted, that they thought or heard they wanted,” Winfrey explained to The Hollywood Reporter.

Venues in participating cities – Atlanta; Auburn Hills, Mich.; Houston; Miami; Newark, N.J.; Seattle; San Jose, Calif.; and Washington – are expected to fill 18,000 seats. Tickets can be purchased starting April 7 on Oprah’s website.

Winfrey will lead the discussion on Friday, followed by a selection of hand-picked speakers on Saturday, including Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert, pastor Rob Bell, OWN star Iyanla Vanzant, and, depending on the city, spiritual guru Deepak Chopra.

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