Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Joe Biden: American Promise Tour

Literary Arts will host Joe Biden on Thursday, November 30 in celebration of his forthcoming memoir, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose (publication date November 14, 2017). This event is part of Biden’s American Promise Tour, a series of conversations that connect friends and neighbors around the topics that matter.

During his 45 years of public service, one of Biden’s greatest strengths has been his ability to bring people together, even in crisis and across difficult divides. Join your local community and hear firsthand from Biden about the important political moments of his career and the life-altering choices he made. He will share how the loss of his son Beau tested his resolve, and how he is finding new purpose in a time of uncertainty.

A range of ticket prices have been made available for this exclusive appearance. See below for details. 

Joe Biden represented Delaware for 36 years in the U.S. Senate before serving as 47th Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. As the Vice President, Joe Biden addressed important issues facing the nation and represented America abroad, traveling over 1.2 million miles to more than 50 countries. He convened sessions of the President’s Cabinet, led interagency efforts, and worked with Congress in his fight to raise the living standards of middle class Americans, reduce gun violence, address violence against women, and end cancer as we know it. 

Since leaving the White House, Vice President Biden continues his legacy of expanding opportunity for all with the creation of the Biden Foundation, the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Biden Domestic Policy Institute at the University of Delaware. He is the author of Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics and the forthcoming memoir Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose.

Ticketing Options include:

$325 VIP Package: Limited to only 100 seats! Includes reserved premium seating within the first 7 rows of the Orchestra; meet and greet and photo opportunity with Vice President Biden; and a signed copy of Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose. The meet and greet will take place either immediately before or after the performance. VIP ticketholders will receive an e-mail approximately one week prior to the show with a detailed itinerary, including all timing and instructions. For more information on the meet and greet, please contact

$125 Tickets: Reserved seating in the Front Orchestra, and includes a copy of Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose.

$55 Tickets: Reserved seating in the Mid and Back Orchestra, Mezzanine, or Lower Balcony.

$25 Tickets: Reserved seating in the Upper Balcony.

Thank you to our event sponsors:
Oregon Health & Science University Foundation, Salt & Straw, AHA, The Oregonian, and Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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