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Interesting Bad World Tour Facts:

.: The 'Bad' World Tour is Michael Jackson's first ever solo tour.

.: Michael's 1987 - 1989 'Bad' World Tour is the largest tour in history! This tour is also the highest grossing concert tour ever, grossing over US$ 125 million, more than any other entertainer has ever grossed on a single tour!

.: One 'Bad' World Tour concert in Yokohama, Japan in September 1987 at Yokohama Stadium was recorded by Nippon TV and later televised in many countries.

.: During the 'Bad' Tour stop in Sydney, Australia, on November 20, 1987 Stevie Wonder made a surprise appearance on stage. Michael and Stevie performed "Just Good Friends" live as a special treat for the lucky fans!

.: On March 3, 1988 Michael performed a "private" concert at New York's Madison Square Garden. All the proceeds were donated to the United Negro College Fund. Tickets for the show could not be purchased at ticket box offices. A special lottery system determined who was to receive tickets.

.: During the show, Michael hit the headlines for kissing Tatiana Thumbtzen on stage performing "The Way You Make Me Feel". She is well known from her appearance in Michael's "The Way You Make Me Feel" video clip.

.: On June 16, 1988 Michael performed a sell-out concert in Basel, Switzerland. Amongst celebrities at this show are Elizabeth Taylor and Bob Dylan. While in Basel, Michael met with Mrs. Oona Chaplin, the widow of one of Michael's all-time heroes, Charlie Chaplin.

.: On September 8, 1988 Michael received a special award by London's Wembley Stadium management for setting a new record for playing more dates at Wembley Stadium than any other artist! His 7 sell-out concerts were attended by 504 000 people. A distinction that earned him another entry in The Guinness Book Of World Records.

.: During the 'Bad' World Tour, Michael performed "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" live on stage with background singer Sheryl Crow.

.: At every 'Bad' World Tour stop, during "She's Out Of My Life", one lucky girl was allowed to dance together with Michael on stage.

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Bad World Tour Dates

Concerts ::. Michael Jackson ::. Bad World Tour 1987-1989

The Bad World Tour is Michael Jackson's first solo Tour, began in Tokyo, Japan on September 12, 1987, and concluded
in Los Angeles, USA on January 27, 1989. Michael performed 123 concerts in 15 countries, to 4.4 million people.
The Bad World Tour grossed over US$ 125 million.


Bad World Tour 1987:
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Things I Do For You
Off The Wall
Human Nature
Heartbreak Hotel
She's Out Of My Life
Jackson 5 Medley [I Want You Back; The Love You Save;
I'll Be There]
Rock With You
You Are My Lovely One
Working Day And Night
Beat It
Billie Jean
Shake Your Body [Down To The Ground]
I Just Can't Stop Loving You

Bad World Tour 1988-89:

Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Heartbreak Hotel
Another Part Of Me
I Just Can't Stop Loving You
She's Out Of My Life
Jackson 5 Medley [I Want You Back; The Love You Save;
I'll Be There]
Rock With You
Human Nature
Smooth Criminal
Dirty Diana
Band Interlude
Working Day And Night
Beat It
Billie Jean
The Way You Make Me Feel
Man In The Mirror


The Bad Tour became the largest and highest grossing concert tour ever.

Michael Jackson sets a new record for playing more dates at London's Wembley Stadium than any other artist, with 7 sold out shows and a total attendance of 504,000 people. This achievement gained an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records.



Randy Allaire
Evaldo Garcia
Dominic Lucero
LaVelle Smith

Performers / Singers:

Kevin Dorsey
Vocal Director and Asst. Musical Director [Worked on Bad, Dangerous & HIStory Tours]

- Signed Artist/writer deal with Quincy Jones and Qwest Records.
- Performed with, arranged and produced for artists such as Michael Jackson, Lionel Ritchie, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston.
- Film work (performing and arranging music and/or vocals) includes: Forest Gump, Lion King, Appollo 13, Out Of Africa,
The Colour Purple, Power Of One, Ghost Busters Part II, When Harry Met Sally...
- Assistant Musical Director on 1993 "Dangerous" World Tour.
- Started working with The Jacksons on the "Victory" tour in 1984, and has been working with Michael Jackson ever since.

Darryl Phinnessee
Vocalist [Bad & Dangerous Tours]

Recorded with Toto ["Love Has The Power", "Out Of Love"], Rod Stewart "MTV Unplugged", Don Henley...
- Member of the Millennium Choir.
- Toured with Rod Stewart, Member of the band.
- Feat. on "Under Suspicion" soundtrack with "Silent Night".

Dorian Holley
Vocalist [Bad, Dangerous and HIStory Tours]

- Recorded with Puff Johnson, Lionel Ritchie, Gladys Knight, Nona Hendryx, Aaron Neville, Johnny Carson, Oprah Winfrey, Thomas Dolby, Jellybean, Robert Townsend, K.T Oslinm, Jay Leno, Dolly Parton, Michael Bolton, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder.
- Composed film, TV and radio jingles.
- Toured with Rod Stewart, James Taylor.
- Composed and produced for S.H.E, new artist on the Shaquille O'Neal label.

Sheryl Crow
Vocalist [Bad Tour]

Performed "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" live on stage with Michael Jackson at every "Bad" Tour stop.
Big breakthrough thanks to the chance to go around the world as back-up singer for Michael Jackson's "Bad" Tour.
Thanks to this, she has been revealed to famous artists such as Sting, Stevie Wonder, Don Henley, Foreigner, Rod Stewart. Toured with Bob Dylan [The 30th Anniversary Celebration at Madison Square Garden] and Foreigner.
First Solo Album: Tuesday Night Music Club [co-produced by Bill Bottrell who worked with Michael Jackson on the 1991 album "Dangerous"] was released in 1993, first number one hit "All I Wanna Do". Grammy Awards for Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Other projects: second album "Sheryl Crow" [Grammy Awards for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance and Best Rock Album], third album "The Globe Sessions" [Grammy Award for Best Rock Album], feat. on James Bond soundtrack with "Tomorrow Never Dies", "Sheryl Crow & Friends: Live in Central Park".
Played select dates on the Rolling Stones' "Bridges To Babylon" Tour.

Performers / Bandcrew:

Jennifer Batten
Guitar [Bad, Dangerous & HIStory Tours]

- Video credits include Natalie Cole's "Wild Women Do", Michael Jackson's "Moonwalker", Sara Hickman's "Take It Like A Man".
- 1987 "Bad" Tour with Michael Jackson's band touring the world for years playing to over 4.4 million people.
- 1996/97 joined Michael Jackson again for his "HIStory" Tour.
- Played with Michael Jackson in the Superbowl 27's Halftime entertainment to 1.5 billion people in 80 nations around the world - the largest television audience in history.
- Solo albums: "Above, Below And Beyond", then recorded an album with blues rock band The Immigrants produced by Michael Sembello. Toured with The Immigrants.
- Latest solo album: "Tribal Rage".

Jon Clark
Guitar [Bad Tour]

Ricky Dawson
Drums [Bad & Dangerous Tours]

- Best known as the drummer for such artists as Michael Jackson, Steely Dan, Phil Collins, Babyface, The Yellow Jackets, Whitney Houston, Bette Midler, Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau and many others.
- One of the most respected songwriters, producers and arrangers in the music industry today.
- Voted "No. 1 R&B Drummer In The World" and "No. 3 Pop/Mainstream Rock Drummer" by Modern Drummer Magazine 1999 readers poll.
- Co-founder of the group YellowJackets, Ricky received two Grammy nominations and won a Grammy Award in 1986 for co-writing the hit song "And You Know That" on the album "Shades", which he co-produced.
- He also co-authored the Pointer Sisters' hit "Uh-Uh" and co-produced the album "Seriously Slammin" and the Fattburger hit
"Good News".

- Member of Eric Clapton's band.
- Recorded with Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You", Anita Baker "Sweet Love", James Ingram "I Don't Have The Heart", Lionel Richie "Dancing On The Ceiling". Other writing and/or co-producing credits include tracks for "Only You" Star Trek 5, Barney's Great Adventure - The Movie, as well as Helen Baylor's "There's No Greater Love", and "When You Believe" performed by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey for the soundtrack to "The Prince Of Egypt".
- Solo Album: "First Things 1st".
- Ricky's motto is "Get it right the first time" which applies to his work ethics, and the goal for his entire life.

Chris Currell
Keyboards [Bad Tour]

Greg Phillinganes
Music Director/Keyboards [Dangerous Tour] [Keyboards Bad Tour]

- A top-notch session keyboardist for the past twenty years, turning up mostly on R&B sessions but also some pure pop material.
- Performed with Michael Jackson on "HIStory", "Dangerous", "Bad", "Thriller", "Off The Wall" and The Jacksons' "Triumph" and "Destiny".
- Recorded with: Babyface, George Benson "Living Inside Your Love", Toni Braxton "Secrets", Mariah Carey "Merry Christmas", Eric Clapton ["Something's Happening"], "August", "Journeyman", "24 Nights", "Pilgrim", Exposť "Exposť", George Harrison "Dark Horse Live In Japan", Mick Jagger "Primitive Cool", Jermaine Jackson "Let's Get Serious", Elton John [with Paul Young] ["I'm Your Puppet"], Quincy Jones "The Dude", "Back On The Block", Rickie Lee Jones "The Magazine", Patti LaBelle, "Winner In You", "Burnin' ", Diana Ross "Ross", "Eaten Alive", "Red Hot Rhythm And Blues", Brenda Russell "Kiss Me With The Wind", Paul Simon "The Rhythm Of The Saints", Donna Summer, TLC ["Dear Lie"], "Waiting To Exhale" Soundtrack, Angela Winbush "The Real Thing", Stevie Wonder "Songs In The Key Of Life", "Conversation Peace" and Lionel Ritchie ["Tonight Will Be Alright"] from the "Dancing On The Ceiling" album.
- Member of Eric Clapton's band, toured as Clapton's keyboardist between 1986 and 1990.
- Co-writer of ["Restless Sea"] with Jim Wilson.
- Solo Album "Pulse".

Rory Kaplan
Keyboards [Bad Tour]

Long-time performer, composer, producer, and programmer, has worked closely and performed with some of the most popular and talented artists in the music industry.
Toured the world with Chick Corea, Jeff Beck and Stanley Clarke, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson.
- Produced Edgar Winter's "The Real Deal" album; written songs for Toto and Jermaine Jackson, performed on albums for Natalie Cole, Yes, Joe Cocker, 4 Non Blondes and Belinda Carlisle...
Digital Theater Systems [DTS], the world's leading supplier of digital sound for motion pictures, has appointed Rory Kaplan as Executive in charge of Artist Relations for the recently formed DTS Entertainment division.
Kaplan will act as a liaison to the music industry, as well as work to solicit various music artist to re-release or record new material using DTS Entertainment technology.
Additionally, Kaplan will serve as an in-house producer on the music projects produced in DTS Entertainment's multi channel format.

Don Boylette
Bass Guitar [Bad & Dangerous Tours]

Tour Photographer: Sam Emerson


Show Conceived & Created by: Michael Jackson
Bad Tour Choreographed by: Michael Jackson
Assistant Choreographer & Staging: Vincent Paterson
Set Designed by: Tom McPhilips
Lighting Designer: Allen Branton
Director of Security: Bill Bray
Hair & Make-up: Karen Faye
Personal Management by: Frank Dileo
Assistant to Michael Jackson: Jolie Levine


Tour Coordinator: Sal Bonafede
Tour Manager: John Draper
Production Manager: Benny Collins
Production Coordinator: Nelson Hayes

Stage Manager: Gerry Bakalian
Set Construction: Tait Towers, Inc.
Attorneys: Ziffren, Brittenham and Branca
Business Management: Gelfand, Rennert and Feldman
Public Relations: Solters/Roskin, Friedman Inc.
V.P. of Communications, MJJ: Bob Jones
Media Relations, Epic Records: Glen Brunman
Tour Advertising & Promotion: Lyon/Stinson
[Entertainment Marketing, Inc.]
Travel Agent: Gretta Walsh Of Revel Travel


Assistant to Michael Jackson: Jolie Levine
MJJ Productions Staff: Miko Brando, Lizabeth Gilbert
Assistant to Mr Dileo: Meredith Besser
TTC Staff: Sheila Copeland

Assistant to Mr Jones: Ron Carter

Executive Director of MJJ Productions: Bill Bray

Tour Support:

Merchandising: Peter Lubin, Brockum
Tourbook Design: Reiner Design Consultants
Photos By: Sam Emerson
Special Thanks: Kenny Rogers

Special Thanks:

- Pepsi Cola
- Pepsi Representative Aaron Walton
- Epic Records

Very Special Thanks to Yamaha.


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