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Interest. Dangerous World Tour Facts:

.: The 'Dangerous' World Tour is the biggest tour any performer had done, breaking his own record from his 'Bad' World Tour (Michael will later break this record with the 'HIStory' World Tour).

.: Michael donated all the proceeds from the 'Dangerous' World Tour to his 'Heal The World' Foundation and to other charities.

.: Michael's gold costume for his 'Dangerous' World Tour was designed by Gianni Versace.

.: Michael sold the film rights to his 'Dangerous' concert in Bucharest (Rumania) to HBO for UK £12 million GBP! The deal is the highest ever paid for a live concert. The special received the highest TV ratings in the history of HBO (21.4 % rating, 34% share). Michael was honored with a Cable Ace Award.
The Bucharest concert (performed on 1st of October 1992) was broadcast live on radio and shown on TV in 61 countries. Direcor Andy Morahan, who directed 'Give In To Me' short film used more than 14 camera operators to tape the concert.

This is the first officially released Michael Jackson LIVE concert on DVD.

.: During the 'Dangerous' World Tour, Michael performed 'I Just Can't Stop Loving You' live on stage with duet partner Siedah Garrett.

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

.: Especially the beginning of the show, the so-called "toaster", where Michael is catapulted on stage and the end of the show, where "he" jet-packs out of the stadium, hit headlines all around the world.

.: Click Here To See Dangerous Tour Dates


Concerts ::. Dangerous World Tour 1992-1993


The 'Dangerous' World Tour began at the Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany on 27th of June 1992 and concluded in Mexico City, Mexico on 11th of November 1993.
The second half of the 'Dangerous' World Tour began in August 1993 - on a four and a half month trek that took him through Asia, Russia, Turkey, Israel, Mexico, and South America.
During the Tour, Michael Jackson performed 69 concerts, to approximately 3.5 million people.


'Dangerous' World Tour Program


1. Intro [Carmina Burana]
2. Jam
3. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
4. Human Nature
5. Smooth Criminal
6. I Just Can't Stop Loving You
7. She's Out Of My Life
8. Jackson 5 Medley [I Want You Back;
    The Love You Save; I'll Be There]
9. Thriller
10. Billie Jean
11. Working Day And Night
12. Beat It
13. Will You Be There
14. The Way You Make Me Feel
(From June 27, 1992
      to December 31, 1992)

15. Bad
(From June 27, 1992 to December 31, 1992)
16. Black Or White
17. Interlude: We Are The World
18. Heal The World
19. Man In The Mirror
(From June 27, 1992 to December 31, 1992)

On 30th of December 1992 during the 'Dangerous' World Tour at the Tokyo Dome in Japan, Slash made a special guest appearance for 'Black Or White'. He also joined Michael on stage for the next concert, 31st of December 1992 at this Special New Year's Eve Countdown Concert in Tokyo. Michael wished all his fans a Happy New Year from his changing room.

'Dangerous' World Tour Performers

Dancers:

LaVelle Smith
Randy Allaire
Eddie Garcia
Michelle Berube
Yuko Sumida
Jaime King
Bruno Falcon [Taco]

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]


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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.

Siedah Garrett
Vocalist [Dangerous Tour]


- Duet partner on "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" with Michael Jackson.
- Co-writer on "Man In The Mirror", background vocals "Man In The Mirror".
- Co-writer on "Keep The Faith" ["Dangerous"].

- Recorded with Quincy Jones on "From Q With Love", The Carpenters "Loveliness Album" ["Kiss Me The Way You Did Last Night"], Madonna ["True Blue"], Deco ["Do You Want It Right Now"], Temptations member Dennis Edwards ["Don't Look Any Further"], Donna Summer, Starship, The Commodores, Tevin Campbell, Chaka Kahn, James Ingram...
- Wrote and produced 3 of 5 songs on the Grammy nominated soundtrack ["Best Children's Album"] "Elmo In Grouchland".
- Band member of The Brand New Heavies.
- Solo Album "Kiss Of Life".

Performers / Band Crew:

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".

Peggy Holmes
Associate Director


- Joined Michael Jackson again in 1996/1997 for the "HIStory" Tour.

Ricky Dawson
Drums [Bad & Dangerous Tours]


- Best known as the drummer for such artists as Michael Jackson, Steely Dan, Phil Collins, Babyface, The YellowJackets, 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.

Don Boylette
Bass Guitar [Bad & Dangerous Tours]

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".

David Williams
Guitar [Dangerous & HIStory Tours]


- Back up band with The Temptations.
- Performed on "Off The Wall", "Thriller", "Triumph", "Victory", "Bad" and "Dangerous", and on Bryan Ferry's "Mamouna" Tour.
- Member of Michael Jackson's band since 1992.
- Performed in the 1993 Superbowl with Michael Jackson.
- Co-ordinated musicians for Madonna's 1990 "Blond Ambition" Tour.
- Wrote and/or produced cuts for Earth, Wind & Fire, The Jacksons, George Howard, Boz Scaggs, Michelle Gayle.
- Recorded with Bryan Ferry on "Baton Noir", "Taxi", "Mamouna", plus album and new single for "All For One".

Brad Buxer
Musical Director/Keyboards [Dangerous & HIStory Tours]


- Arranger for Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson,
The Temptations, David Hasselhoff, Yoshiki, Teena Marie.
- Member of Stevie Wonder's band since 1985.
- Long term member of Stevie Wonder band, recording six platinum albums with him.
- Joined Michael Jackson again in 1996/1997 for the "HIStory"
World Tour.
- Recorded with artists such as Dionne Warwick, Jermaine Jackson.
- House band musician to Coolio, Jon Secada, Bob Dylan,
D'Angelo, Zane and Eternal.
- Written various TV commercials.

Tour Photographer: Sam Emerson

Creation of 'Dangerous' World Tour 1992-1993

Show Conceived & Created by: Michael Jackson and Kenny Ortega
Choreographed by: Michael Jackson
'Jam' Choreographed by: Michael Jackson and LaVelle Smith
Artistic Director: Michael Jackson
Staged & Designed by: Kenny Ortega
Set Designed by: Tom McPhillips
Lighting Designer:
Peter Morse
Executive Director: MJJ Productions - Norma E. Staikos
Director of Security: Bill Bray
Costumes Designed by: Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush
Hair & Make-up: Karen Faye-Mitchell
Personal Management: Gallin Morey Associates - Sandy Gallin, Jim Morey

Production

Financial Coordinator: Rusty Hooker
Tour Coordinator: Sal Bonafede

Production Executive: Benny Collins

Production Manager: Chris Tervit
Tour Manager: Paul Gongaware

Assistant Tour Manager: Nelson Hayes

Stage Manager: Harold Jones
Set Construction by: Michael Tait
Legal Representative: Bert Fields
[For Greenberg, Glusker, Fields, Claman & Machtinger]
Business Management: Richard Sherman
[For Breslauer, Jacobson, Rutman and Sherman]
Tour Accountant: D.C. Parmet
Merchandise Accountant: Rich Thurber
VP of Communications, MJJ: Bob Jones
Public Relations: The Lee Solters Company
Tour Publicist: Bennett Kleinberg
Vocal Consultant: Seth Riggs
Creative Consultant: Bruno Falcon [Taco]

Production Assistants: Caprise Arreda and Jody Ringel Calderon

Assistant to Mr Ortega: Diana Donaldson

MJJ Productions Staff

Executive Administrator: Evvy Tavasci
Administrative Assistant: Rosemary Chavira
Personell Director: Grace Rwaramba
Director of Special Services: Miko Brando
Administrative Coordinator: Gary Hearne
Exec. Administrator, MJJ Productions: Martha Williams

Tour Support

Tourbook Designed by: John Coulter
Merchandising: Winterland
[Dell Furano, Rick Fish, Meghan McHugh]
Filmwork: Pacific Litho, Michael John

Special thanks to David Copperfield whose magical genius was invaluable!

 



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