History World Tour 1996-1997

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Associated album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I
Start date September 7, 1996
End date October 15, 1997
No. of shows 44 in Europe
19 in Asia
11 in Oceania
6 in Africa
2 in North America
82 played
Attendance 4.5 million
Box office US $165 million ($251.54 in 2017 dollars)

Set list 1996 Royal Brunei Concert on July 16, 1996

“Brace Yourself” Video Introduction
“Jam”
“Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”
“Human Nature”
“Smooth Criminal”
“I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” duet with Marva Hicks
“She’s Out of My Life”
The Jackson 5 Medley: “I Want You Back” / “The Love You Save” / “I’ll Be There”
“Thriller”
“Billie Jean”
“The Way You Make Me Feel”
“Black Panther” (Video Interlude)
“Beat It”
“You Are Not Alone”
“Dangerous”
“Black or White”
“Man In The Mirror”
“Earth Song” (Encore)

Set list 1996

“Gates of Kiev” Video introduction
Scream”

“They Don’t Care About Us”

“In the Closet”
“Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”
“Stranger in Moscow”
“Smooth Criminal”
“The Wind” Video interlude
“You Are Not Alone”
“The Way You Make Me Feel” 1
The Jackson 5 Medley: “I Want You Back” / “The Love You Save” / “I’ll Be There”
“Off the Wall” Medley: 1 “Rock with You” / “Off the Wall” / “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”
“Remember the Time Video montage interlude
“Billie Jean”
“Thriller”
“Beat It”
“Come Together”/”D.S.”
“Black Panther” Video interlude
“Dangerous”
“Black or White”
“Earth Song”
“We Are the World” Video interlude
“Heal the World”
“HIStory” (features an instrumental of They Don’t Care About Us” as curtain call)

1 performed on select dates only

Set list 1997

“Gates of Kiev” Video introduction
Scream”

“They Don’t Care About Us”

“In the Closet”
“Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”
“Stranger in Moscow”
“Smooth Criminal”
“The Wind” Video interlude
“You Are Not Alone”
“The Way You Make Me Feel” 1
The Jackson 5 Medley: “I Want You Back” / “The Love You Save” / “I’ll Be There”
“Off the Wall” Medley: 1 “Rock with You” / “Off the Wall” / “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”
“Remember the Time Video montage interlude
“Billie Jean”
“Thriller”
“Beat It”
“Blood on the Dance Floor”
“Black Panther” Video interlude
“Dangerous”
“Black or White”
“Earth Song”
“We Are the World” Video interlude
“Heal the World”
“HIStory” (features an instrumental of They Don’t Care About Us” as curtain call)

1 performed on select dates only

Tour dates

Royal Brunei Concert


July 16, 1996 Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei Jerudong Park
Leg 1 
September 7, 1996 Prague Czech Republic Letná Park
September 10, 1996 Budapest Hungary Népstadion
September 14, 1996 Bucharest Romania Lia Manoliu Stadium
September 17, 1996 Moscow Russia Dynamo Stadium
September 20, 1996 Warsaw Poland Bemowo Airport
September 24, 1996 Zaragoza Spain Estadio La Romareda
September 28, 1996 Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam Arena
September 30, 1996
October 2, 1996
October 7, 1996 Tunis Tunisia Stade El Menzah

October 11, 1996 Seoul South Korea Seoul Olympic Stadium
October 13, 1996
October 18, 1996 Taipei Taiwan Chungshan Soccer Stadium
October 20, 1996 Kaohsiung Chungcheng Stadium
October 22, 1996 Taipei Chungshan Soccer Stadium
October 25, 1996 Singapore National Stadium
October 27, 1996 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Stadium Merdeka
October 29, 1996
November 1, 1996 Mumbai India Andheri Sports Complex
November 5, 1996 Bangkok Thailand Muang Thong Thani City Center
November 9, 1996 Auckland New Zealand Ericsson Stadium
November 11, 1996
November 14, 1996 Sydney Australia Sydney Cricket Ground
November 16, 1996
November 19, 1996 Brisbane ANZ Stadium
November 22, 1996 Melbourne Melbourne Cricket Ground
November 24, 1996
November 26, 1996 Adelaide Adelaide Oval
November 30, 1996 Perth Burswood Dome
December 2, 1996
December 4, 1996
December 8, 1996 Manila Philippines Asia World City Concert Grounds
December 10, 1996
December 12, 1996 Tokyo Japan Tokyo Dome[3]
December 15, 1996
December 17, 1996
December 20, 1996
December 22, 1996
December 26, 1996 Fukuoka Fukuoka Dome
December 28, 1996
December 31, 1996 Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei Jerudong Park

January 3, 1997 Honolulu United States Aloha Stadium
January 4, 1997
Leg 2  Europe
May 31, 1997 Bremen Germany Weserstadion
June 3, 1997 Cologne Mungersdorfer Stadion
June 6, 1997 Bremen Weserstadion
June 8, 1997 Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam Arena
June 10, 1997
June 13, 1997 Kiel Germany Nordmarksportfield
June 15, 1997 Gelsenkirchen Parkstadion
June 18, 1997 Milan Italy San Siro
June 20, 1997 Lausanne Switzerland Stade olympique de la Pontaise
June 22, 1997 Bettembourg Luxembourg Krakelshaff
June 25, 1997 Lyon France Stade de Gerland
June 27, 1997 Paris Parc des Princes
June 29, 1997
July 2, 1997 Vienna Austria Ernst-Happel-Stadion
July 4, 1997 Munich Germany Olympiastadion
July 6, 1997
July 9, 1997 Sheffield England Don Valley Stadium
July 12, 1997 London Wembley Stadium
July 15, 1997
July 17, 1997
July 19, 1997 Dublin Ireland RDS Arena
July 25, 1997 Basel Switzerland St. Jakob Stadium
July 27, 1997 Nice France Stade Charles-Ehrmann
July 29, 1997 Barcelona Spain Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
August 1, 1997 Berlin Germany Olympiastadion
August 3, 1997 Leipzig Festwiese
August 10, 1997 Hockenheim Germany Hockenheimring
August 14, 1997 Copenhagen Denmark Parken Stadium
August 16, 1997 Gothenburg Sweden Ullevi
August 19, 1997 Oslo Norway Valle Hovin
August 22, 1997 Tallinn Estonia Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
August 24, 1997 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Olympic Stadium
August 26, 1997
August 29, 1997 Copenhagen Denmark Parken Stadium
September 3, 1997 Ostend Belgium Hippodrome Wellington
September 6, 1997 Valladolid Spain Estadio José Zorrilla
Leg 3 – Africa
October 4, 1997 Cape Town South Africa Green Point Stadium
October 6, 1997
October 10, 1997 Johannesburg Johannesburg Stadium
October 12, 1997
October 15, 1997 Durban Kings Park Stadium

Lead performer
Vocals, Dance, Choreographer: Michael Jackson

Dancers
1996 leg

LaVelle Smith, Travis Payne, Shawnette Heard, Damon Navandi, Courtney Miller, Anthony Talauega, Richmond Talauega, Lori Werner, Jason Yribar, Cris Judd (for a few concerts)

1997 leg

LaVelle Smith, Cris Judd, Anthony Talauega, Richmond Talauega, Stacy Walker, Faune Chambers
Band members
Musical Director: Brad Buxer
Assistant Musical Director: Kevin Dorsey
Keyboards: Isaiah Sanders, Brad Buxer
Drums: Jonathan Moffett
Guitars: Jennifer Batten, Greg Howe (1996 leg – replaced Jennifer Batten in Seoul and Tunis), David Williams
Bass: Freddie Washington
Vocal Director: Kevin Dorsey
Vocals: Kevin Dorsey, Dorian Holley, Marva Hicks (1996–1997 leg), Darryl Phinnessee (1996 leg), Fred White (1997 leg)
Credits
Executive Director: MJJ Productions
Artistic Director: Michael Jackson
Assistant Director: Peggy Holmes
Choreographed by: Michael Jackson & LaVelle Smith
Staged & Designed by: Kenny Ortega
Set Designed by: Michael Cotton & John McGraw
Lighting Designer: Peter Morse
Director of Security: Bill Bray
Costumes Designed by: Dennis Tompkins & Michael Bush
Hair & Make-up: Karen Faye
Stylist: Tommy Simms
Artist Manager: Tarak Ben Amar
Personal Management: Gallin Morey Associates

Commercial release

None of the concerts was officially released on CD/DVD.

TV/Bottlegs/You Tube :

All concerts were professionally filmed by Nocturne Productions Inc., which filmed all of Jackson’s tours and private affairs.

Several concerts aired on TV and are availalable on You Tube. Here is a selection :

July 16, 1996 Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei Jerudong Park

-September 14, 1996 Bucharest Romania Lia Manoliu Stadium

-October 7, 1996 Tunis Tunisia Stade El Menzah

-October 11, 1996 Seoul South Korea Seoul Olympic Stadium

October 27, 1996 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Stadium Merdeka

-November 9, 1996 Auckland New Zealand Ericsson Stadium

-December 8, 1996 Manila Philippines Asia World City Concert Grounds

-December 31, 1996 Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei Jerudong Park

-July 4, 1997 Munich Germany Olympiastadion

-July 25, 1997 Basel Switzerland St. Jakob Stadium

-August 14, 1997 Copenhagen Denmark Parken Stadium

-August 16, 1997 Gothenburg Sweden Ullevi

-August 24, 1997 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Olympic Stadium

-October 10, 1997 Johannesburg Johannesburg Stadium

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