Bad World Tour 1987-1989

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Associated album Bad
Start date September 12, 1987
End date January 27, 1989
No. of shows 57 in North America
42 in Europe
23 in Asia
5 in Australia
123 played
Attendance 4.5 million
Box office US $125.8 million ($248.36 in 2017 dollars)

Set list 1987

“Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”
“Things I Do for You”
“Off the Wall”
“Human Nature”
“This Place Hotel”
“She’s Out of My Life”
The Jackson 5 Medley: “I Want You Back” / “The Love You Save” / “I’ll Be There”
“Rock with You”
“Lovely One”
“Bad Groove” The Band Jam Section
“Workin’ Day and Night”
“Beat It”
“Billie Jean”
“Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)”
“Thriller”
“I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” duet with Sheryl Crow
“Bad”

Set list 1988-1989

“Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”
“This Place Hotel”
“Another Part of Me”
“I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” duet with Sheryl Crow
“She’s Out of My Life”
The Jackson 5 Medley: “I Want You Back” / “The Love You Save” / “I’ll Be There”
“Rock with You”
“Human Nature”
“Smooth Criminal”
“Dirty Diana”
“Thriller”
“Bad Groove” The Band Jam Section
“Workin’ Day and Night”
“Beat It”
“Billie Jean”
“Bad”
“The Way You Make Me Feel”
“Man in the Mirror”

Tour dates

First Leg Asia
September 12, 1987 Tokyo Japan Korakuen Stadium
September 13, 1987
September 14, 1987
September 19, 1987 Nishinomiya Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium
September 20, 1987
September 21, 1987
September 25, 1987 Yokohama Yokohama Stadium
September 26, 1987
September 27, 1987
October 3, 1987
October 4, 1987
October 10, 1987 Osaka Osaka Stadium
October 11, 1987
October 12, 1987
Oceania
November 13, 1987 Melbourne Australia Olympic Park Stadium
November 20, 1987 Sydney Parramatta Stadium
November 21, 1987
November 27, 1987 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
November 28, 1987
Second Leg North America
February 23, 1988 Kansas City United States Kemper Arena
February 24, 1988
March 3, 1988 New York Madison Square Garden
March 5, 1988
March 6, 1988
March 12, 1988 St. Louis St. Louis Arena
March 13, 1988
March 18, 1988 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
March 19, 1988
March 20, 1988 Louisville Freedom Hall
March 24, 1988 Denver McNichols Sports Arena
March 25, 1988
March 26, 1988
March 30, 1988 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
March 31, 1988
April 1, 1988
April 8, 1988 Houston The Summit
April 9, 1988
April 10, 1988
April 13, 1988 Atlanta Omni Coliseum
April 14, 1988
April 15, 1988
April 19, 1988 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
April 20, 1988
April 21, 1988
April 25, 1988 Dallas Reunion Arena
April 26, 1988
April 27, 1988
May 4, 1988 Minnesota Met Center
May 5, 1988
May 6, 1988

Europe

May 23, 1988 Rome Italy Stadio Flaminio
May 24, 1988
May 29, 1988 Turin Stadio Olimpico di Torino
June 2, 1988 Vienna Austria Praterstadion
June 5, 1988 Rotterdam Netherlands Feijenoord Stadium
June 6, 1988
June 7, 1988
June 11, 1988 Gothenburg Sweden Eriksberg
June 12, 1988
June 16, 1988 Basel Switzerland St. Jakob Stadium
June 19, 1988 Berlin Germany Reichstag Grounds
June 23, 1988 Lyon France Stade de Gerland
June 27, 1988 Paris Parc des Princes
June 28, 1988
July 1, 1988 Hamburg Germany Volksparkstadion
July 3, 1988 Cologne Müngersdorfer Stadium
July 8, 1988 Munich Olympiastadion
July 10, 1988 Hockenheim Hockenheimring
July 14, 1988 London England Wembley Stadium
July 15, 1988
July 16, 1988
July 22, 1988
July 23, 1988
July 26, 1988 Cardiff Wales Cardiff Arms Park
July 30, 1988 Cork Ireland Páirc Uí Chaoimh
July 31, 1988
August 5, 1988 Marbella Spain Estadio Municipal de Marbella
August 7, 1988 Madrid Vicente Calderón Stadium
August 9, 1988 Barcelona Camp Nou
August 12, 1988 Montpellier France Stade Richter
August 14, 1988 Nice Stade Charles-Ehrmann
August 19, 1988 Lausanne Switzerland Stade olympique de la Pontaise
August 21, 1988 Würzburg Germany Talavera Wiesen
August 23, 1988 Werchter Belgium Werchter Festival Grounds
August 26, 1988 London England Wembley Stadium
August 27, 1988
August 29, 1988 Leeds Roundhay Park
September 2, 1988 Hanover Germany Niedersachsenstadion
September 4, 1988 Gelsenkirchen Parkstadion
September 6, 1988 Linz Austria Linzer Stadion
September 10, 1988 Milton Keynes England National Bowl
September 11, 1988 Liverpool Aintree Racecourse

North America

September 26, 1988 Pittsburgh United States Civic Arena
September 27, 1988
September 28, 1988
October 3, 1988 East Rutherford Brendan Byrne Arena
October 4, 1988
October 5, 1988
October 10, 1988 Cleveland Richfield Coliseum
October 11, 1988
October 13, 1988 Landover Capital Centre
October 17, 1988
October 18, 1988
October 19, 1988
October 24, 1988 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
October 25, 1988
October 26, 1988
October 31, 1988 Tacoma Tacoma Dome
November 1, 1988
November 2, 1988
November 7, 1988 Irvine Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
November 8, 1988
November 9, 1988
November 13, 1988 Los Angeles Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

Asia

December 9, 1988 Tokyo Japan Tokyo Dome
December 10, 1988
December 11, 1988
December 17, 1988
December 18, 1988
December 19, 1988
December 24, 1988
December 25, 1988
December 26, 1988

North America

January 16, 1989 Los Angeles United States Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
January 17, 1989
January 18, 1989
January 26, 1989
January 27, 1989

Creative Directors
Michael Jackson (lead vocals, Co-Director, dancer and co-choreographer)
Peggy Holmes (Assistant Director)
Vince Paterson (Co-Director, Choreographer)
Tom McPhillips (Set Designer)
Allen Branton (Lighting Designer)
Production
Frank Dileo (Personal Management)
Sal Bonafede (Tour Coordinator)
John Draper (Tour Manager)
Benny Collins (Production Manager)
Nelson Hayes (Production Coordinator)
Rob Henry (Production Coordinator)
Gerry Bakalian (Stage Manager)
Tait Towers, Inc. (Set Construction)
Clair Bros. (Sound)
Kevin Elison (house sound engineer)
Rick Coberly (Monitor Engineer)
Ziffren, Brittenham and Branca (Attorneys)
Gelfand, Rennert and Feldman (Business Management)
Solters/Roskin, Friedman Inc.(Public Relations)
Bob Jones (V.P. of Communications, MJJ)
Glen Brunman (Media Relations, Epic Records)
Gretta Walsh Of Revel Travel (Travel Agent)
Dancers
Randy Allaire
Evaldo Garcia
Dominic Lucero
LaVelle Smith Jr.
Band
Greg Phillinganes (Lead keyboards, synthesizers, musical director)
Rory Kaplan (keyboards, synthesizers)
Christopher Currell (Synclavier, digital guitar, sound effects)
Ricky Lawson (Drums, percussion)
Jennifer Batten (Rhythm and lead guitar)[41]
Jon Clark (Lead and rhythm guitar)
Don Boyette (bass guitar, synth bass)
Background vocals
Kevin Dorsey
Darryl Phinnessee
Dorian Holley
Sheryl Crow
Stylists and Assistant
Karen Faye (Hair & Make-up)
Tommy Simms (Stylist)
Gianni Versace, Dennis Tompkins & Michael Bush (Costumes Designed)
Jolie Levine (Michael’s Personal Assistant)
Meredith Besser (Assistant)

Commercial release

A live album and DVD of the July 16, 1988 concert in London titled “Live at Wembley July 16, 1988” was released along with the special edition reissue of the Bad album titled Bad 25 on September 18, 2012, as well as a stand-alone DVD.

TV/Bottlegs/You Tube :

The Yokohama concert from September 1987 aired on asian TV and is available on You Tube

Others professionals videos are available on You Tube including :

1st concert in Tokyo, September 12, 1987 (Black Shirt)

Michael Jackson Live Bad World Tour Tokyo 1987 (Silver Shirt)

-Live Bad World Tour Osaka 1987

Brisbane Australia BAD Concert 1987 (53 minutes)

-Michael Jackson Live Bad World Tour Kansas February 1988 (13 minutes)

-Live in Rome May 1988  (60 minutes)

Bad World Tour in Tokyo, 1988 (30 minutes)

-Bad World Tour Live Los Angeles January 27, 1989 Last Concert (11 minutes)

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