MJ on stage : Dangerous era (1990-1993)



The Dangerous World Tour

Start date June 27, 1992
End date November 11, 1993

Set list 1992

Brace Yourself” (Introduction)
“Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”
“Human Nature”
“Smooth Criminal”
“I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” (duet with Siedah Garrett)
“She’s Out of My Life”
The Jackson 5 Medley: “I Want You Back” / “The Love You Save” / “I’ll Be There”
“Billie Jean”
“Black or White Panther” (Video Interlude)
“Working Day and Night”
“Beat It”
“Someone Put Your Hand Out” (Instrumental Interlude)
“Will You Be There”
“The Way You Make Me Feel”*
“Black or White”
“We Are the World” (Video Interlude)
“Heal the World”
“Man in the Mirror”/”Rocket Man” (Outro)

* Songs performed only from Munich to Oslo; also performed on the first four shows in Tokyo

Set list 1993

“Brace Yourself” (Introduction)
“Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”
“Human Nature”
“Smooth Criminal”
“I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” (duet with Siedah Garrett)
“She’s Out of My Life”
The Jackson 5 Medley: “I Want You Back” / “The Love You Save” / “I’ll Be There” (Not performed in Mexico City)
“Billie Jean”
“Black or White Panther” (Video Interlude)
“Someone Put Your Hand Out” (Instrumental Interlude)
“Will You Be There”
“Black or White”
“We Are the World” (Video Interlude)
“Heal the World”
“Man in the Mirror”/”Rocket Man” (Performed On Selected Dates)

Tour dates

Leg 1 Europe

June 25, 1992 Munich Germany Olympiastadion (full dress rehearsal)[17][18]
June 27, 1992 Munich Germany Olympiastadion
June 30, 1992 Rotterdam Netherlands Feijenoord Stadium
July 1, 1992
July 4, 1992 Rome Italy Stadio Flaminio
July 6, 1992 Monza Stadio Brianteo
July 7, 1992
July 11, 1992 Cologne Germany Müngersdorfer Stadion
July 15, 1992 Oslo Norway Valle Hovin
July 17, 1992 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Olympic Stadium
July 18, 1992
July 20, 1992 Copenhagen Denmark Gentofte Stadion
July 22, 1992 Werchter Belgium Werchter Festival Grounds
July 25, 1992 Dublin Ireland Lansdowne Road
July 30, 1992 London England Wembley Stadium
July 31, 1992
August 1, 1992
August 5, 1992 Cardiff Wales Cardiff Arms Park
August 8, 1992 Bremen Germany Weserstadion
August 10, 1992 Hamburg Volksparkstadion
August 13, 1992 Hamelin Weserberglandstadion
August 16, 1992 Leeds England Roundhay Park
August 18, 1992 Glasgow Scotland Glasgow Green
August 20, 1992 London England Wembley Stadium
August 22, 1992
August 23, 1992
August 26, 1992 Vienna Austria Praterstadion
August 28, 1992 Frankfurt Germany Waldstadion
August 30, 1992 Ludwigshafen Südweststadion
September 2, 1992 Bayreuth Wild Stadion
September 4, 1992 Berlin Jahn Stadion
September 6, 1992 Gelsenkirchen Parkstadion
September 8, 1992 Lausanne Switzerland Stade olympique de la Pontaise
September 11, 1992 Basel St. Jakob Stadium
September 13, 1992 Paris France Hippodrome de Vincennes
September 16, 1992 Toulouse Stade de Toulouse
September 18, 1992 Barcelona Spain Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
September 20, 1992 Oviedo Estadio Carlos Tartiere
September 22, 1992 Madrid Vicente Calderón Stadium
September 24, 1992 Sevilla Estadio Benito Villamarín
September 26, 1992 Lisbon Portugal Estádio José Alvalade
October 1, 1992 Bucharest Romania Lia Manoliu National Stadium

Leg 2 – Asia

December 12, 1992 Tokyo Japan Tokyo Dome
December 14, 1992
December 17, 1992
December 19, 1992
December 22, 1992
December 24, 1992
December 30, 1992
December 31, 1992

Leg 3 

August 24, 1993 Bangkok Thailand Suphachalasai Stadium
August 27, 1993
August 29, 1993 Singapore Singapore National Stadium
September 1, 1993
September 4, 1993 Taipei Taiwan Taipei Municipal Stadium
September 6, 1993
September 10, 1993 Fukuoka Japan Fukuoka Dome
September 11, 1993
September 15, 1993 Moscow Russia Luzhniki Stadium
September 19, 1993 Tel Aviv Israel Yarkon Park
September 21, 1993
September 23, 1993 Istanbul Turkey İnönü Stadium
September 26, 1993 Tenerife Spain Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Leg 4 Latin America

October 8, 1993 Buenos Aires Argentina River Plate Stadium
October 10, 1993
October 12, 1993
October 15, 1993 São Paulo Brazil Estádio do Morumbi
October 17, 1993
October 23, 1993 Santiago Chile Estadio Nacional
October 29, 1993 Mexico City Mexico Estadio Azteca
October 31, 1993
November 7, 1993
November 9, 1993
November 11, 1993
Lead performer
Lead vocals, dance and choreographer: Michael Jackson
LaVelle Smith (choreographer), Jamie King, Evaldo Garcia, Randy Allaire (1992 leg), Travis Payne (1993 leg), Damon Navandi, Bruno “Taco” Falcon, Michelle Berube, Yuko Sumida
Band members
Musical director: Greg Phillinganes (1992), Brad Buxer (1993)
Assistant musical director: Kevin Dorsey
Keyboards/Synthesizers: Greg Phillinganes (1992), Brad Buxer, Isaiah Sanders (1993)
Drums: Ricky Lawson
Lead/rhythm guitar: Jennifer Batten (1992), Becky Barksdale (1993), David Williams
Bass guitar/Synth bass: Don Boyette
Vocal director: Kevin Dorsey
Background vocals: Kevin Dorsey, Dorian Holley, Siedah Garrett, Darryl Phinnessee


November 15, 1991 : Michael tapes a performance of “Black Or White” & “Will You Be There” at the Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica for the MTV’s 10th Anniversary Special to be aired on November 27th.

October 1, 1992 : Michael’s concert in Bucharest is broadcasted live to 61 countries across the world.

January 16, 1993 : Michael attends the NAACP Image Awards with Katherine in Pasadena, California.
He is presented with the Best Video Of The Year Award for “Black Or White” and the Entertainer Of The Year Award. Patti Labelle sings “Will You Be There” with Michael joining for the last verse.

January 18, 1993 : Michael attends the Pre-Inaugural Celebration for Bill Clinton and joins other celebrities (including Diana Ross & Stevie Wonder) on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to sing “We Are The World”.

January 19, 1993 : Michael sings “Gone Too Soon” & “Heal The World” at the 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala.

January 25, 1993 : Michael opens the American Music Awards ceremony held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles with a performance of “Dangerous”. He also receives three awards including the first ever International Artist Award presented by Elizabeth Taylor & Eddie Murphy.

January 31, 1993 : Michael performs a medley of “Jam”, “Bilie Jean”, “Black Or White” and “Heal The World” at the Superbowl Halftime Show in the Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena (California) before an audience of 100 000 in the stadium and 133 millions on TV.

February 10, 1993 : “Michael Jackson Talks…to Oprah” is aired live from Neverland Valley Ranch all around the world attracting around 100 million viewers. During the interview, Michael reveals that he suffers from a skin disorder that destroys the pigmentation of his skin. He also shows his ranch to the world, premieres the video of “Give In To Me” and improvises a beat box on “Who Is It” after doing the Moonwalk. Elizabeth Taylor makes a surprise appearance to support him. Karen Faye & Debbie Rowe are also present.

March 9 : Michael attends the Soul Train Awards with Bill Bray where he wins two awards + the Humanitarian Award Of The Year presented by Eddie Murphy. He also perfoms “Remember The Time” seated in a gold chair because he twisted his ankle the night before.

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