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Dates

Sept. 07, 1996 Prague [Czech Republic] 125,000 * Letna Park
Sept. 10, 1996 Budapest [Hungary] 50,000 Nepstadion Intezmenyei
Sept. 14, 1996 Bucharest [Rumania] 70,000 National Stadium
Sept. 17, 1996 Moscow [Russia] 50,000 Dynamo Stadium
Sept. 20, 1996 Warsaw [Poland] 120,000 * Bemowo Airport
Sept. 24, 1996 Zaragoza [Spain] 45,000 * La Romareda Stadiuim
Sept. 28, 1996 Amsterdam [The Netherlands] 50,000 * Amsterdam Arena
Sept. 30, 1996 Amsterdam [The Netherlands] 50,000 * Amsterdam Arena

Oct. 02, 1996 Amsterdam [The Netherlands] 50,000 *Amsterdam Arena
Oct. 07, 1996 Tunis [Tunisia] 60,000 * El Menzah
Oct. 11, 1996 Seoul [South Korea] 50,000 Chamsil Olympic Stadium
Oct. 13, 1996 Seoul [South Korea] 50,000 Chamsil Olympic Stadium
Oct. 18, 1996 Taipei [Taiwan] 40,000 * Chungshan Soccer Stadium
Oct. 20, 1996 Kaoshung [Taiwan] 30,000 Open Air Field
Oct. 22, 1996 Taipei [Taiwan] 40,000 * Chungshan Soccer Stadium
Oct. 25, 1996 Singapore [Singapore] 35,000 National Stadium
Oct. 27, 1996 Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia] 40,000 * Merdeka Stadium
Oct. 29, 1996 Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia] 40,000 * Merdeka Stadium

Nov. 01, 1996 Bombay [India] 60,000 Andheri Sports Complex (charity)
Nov. 05, 1996 Bangkok [Thailand] 40,000 Muang Thong Thani City Center
Nov. 09, 1996 Auckland [New Zealand] 43,000 * Ericsson Stadium
Nov. 11, 1996 Auckland [New Zealand] 43,000 * Ericsson Stadium
Nov. 14, 1996 Sydney [Australia] 40,000 * SCG
Nov. 16, 1996 Sydney [Australia] 40,000 * SCG
Nov. 19, 1996 Brisbane [Australia] 40,000 * ANZ Stadium
Nov. 22, 1996 Melbourne [Australia] 65,000 * MCG
Nov. 24, 1996 Melbourne [Australia] 65,000 * MCG
Nov. 26, 1996 Adelaide [Australia] 30,000 * Adelaide Oval
Nov. 30, 1996 Perth [Australia] 20,000 * Burswood Dome

Dec. 02, 1996 Perth [Australia] 20,000 * Burswood Dome
Dec. 04, 1996 Perth [Australia] 20,000 * Burswood Dome
Dec. 08, 1996 Manila [Philippines] 55,000 * Paranaque City/Asia World
Dec. 10, 1996 Manila [Philippines] 55,000 * Paranaque City/Asia World
Dec. 13, 1996 Tokyo [Japan] 45,000 * Tokyo Dome
Dec. 15, 1996 Tokyo [Japan] 45,000 * Tokyo Dome
Dec. 17, 1996 Tokyo [Japan] 45,000 * Tokyo Dome
Dec. 20, 1996 Tokyo [Japan] 45,000 * Tokyo Dome
Dec. 26, 1996 Fukuoka [Japan] 40,000 * Fukuoka Dome
Dec. 28, 1996 Fukuoka [Japan] 40,000 * Fukuoka Dome
Dec. 31, 1996 Bandar Seri Begawan [Brunei] 4,000 * Jerudong Park

Jan. 03, 1997 Honolulu [Hawaii/USA] 35,000 * Aloha Bowl
Jan. 04, 1997 Honolulu [Hawaii/USA] 35,000 * Aloha Bowl

May 31, 1997 Bremen [Germany] 55,000 * Weserstadion

June 03, 1997 Cologne [Germany] 60,000 * Mungersdorfer Stadium
June 06, 1997 Bremen [Germany] 35,000 Weserstadion
June 08, 1997 Amsterdam [The Netherlands] 50,000 * Amsterdam Arena
June 10, 1997 Amsterdam [The Netherlands] 50,000 * Amsterdam Arena
June 13, 1997 Kiel [Germany] 55,000 * Nordmarksportfield
June 15, 1997 Gelsenkirchen [Germany] 50,000 * Parkstadion
June 18, 1997 Milan [Italy] 45,000 San Siro Stadium
June 20, 1997 Lausanne [Switzerland] 35,000 La Pontaise Stadium
June 22, 1997 Bettembourg [Luxembourg] 45,000 Krakelschaff
June 25, 1997 Lyon [France] 25,000 Parc des Expositioins
June 27, 1997 Paris [France] 50,000 * Parc des Princes
June 29, 1997 Paris [France] 45,000 Parc des Princes

July 02, 1997 Vienna [Austria] 50,000 * Ernst-Happel Stadium
July 04, 1997 Munich [Germany] 70,000 * Olympic Stadium
July 06, 1997 Munich [Germany] 70,000 * Olympic Stadium
July 09, 1997 Sheffield [England, U.K.] 45,000 * Don Valley Stadium
July 12, 1997 London [England, U.K.] 73,000 * Wembley Stadium
July 15, 1997 London [England, U.K.] 73,000 * Wembley Stadium
July 17, 1997 London [England, U.K.] 73,000 * Wembley Stadium
July 19, 1997 Dublin [Ireland] 40,000 * RDS
July 25, 1997 Basel [Switzerland] 55,000 * Saint Jakobs Stadium
July 27, 1997 Nice [France] 35,000 Stade de l'Ouest

Aug. 01, 1997 Berlin [Germany] 77,000 * Olympic Stadium
Aug. 03, 1997 Leipzig [Germany] 60,000 Festwiese
Aug. 10, 1997 Hockenheim [Germany] 85,000 * Hockenheimring
Aug. 14, 1997 Copenhagen [Denmark] 45,000 * Parken
Aug. 16, 1997 Gothenburg [Sweden] 50,000 Ullevi
Aug. 19, 1997 Oslo [Norway] 45,000 Valle Hovin
Aug. 22, 1997 Tallinn [Estonia] 75,000 Song Festival Grounds
Aug. 24, 1997 Helsinki [Finland] 50,000 * Olympic Stadium
Aug. 26, 1997 Helsinki [Finland] 50,000 * Olympic Stadium
Aug. 29, 1997 Copenhagen [Denmark] 50,000 * Parken

Sept. 03, 1997 Oostende [Belgium] 55,000 Wellington Hypodrome
Sept. 06, 1997 Valladolid [Spain] 45,000 * Nuevo Jose Zorrilla Stadium

Oct. 04, 1997 Cape Town [South Africa] 35,000 * Greenpoint Stadium
Oct. 06, 1997 Cape Town [South Africa] 35,000 * Greenpoint Stadium
Oct. 10, 1997 Johannesburg [South Africa] 50,000 Johannesburg Stadium
Oct. 12, 1997 Johannesburg [South Africa] 57,000 Johannesburg Stadium
Oct. 15, 1997 Durban [South Africa] 50,000 * King's Park Stadium

[* = sold out concerts]

Set List

Gates Of Kiev
Scream
They Don't Care About Us
She Drives Me Wild / In The Closet
Wanna Be Starting Somethin'
Stranger In Moscow
Smooth Criminal
Interlude: "The Wind"
You Are Not Alone
The Way You Make Me Feel [From September 07, 1996 to June 15, 1997]
Jackson 5 Medley [I Want You Back I The Love You Save I I'll Be There]
Off The Wall Medley * [Rock With You I Off The Wall I Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough] [From September 07, 1996 to June 10, 1997]
Interlude: Remember The Time
Billie Jean
Thriller
Beat It
Come Together ** / D.S. [From September 07, 1996 to December 31, 1996]
Blood On The Dance Floor *** [From May 31, 1997 to August 19, 1997]
Interlude: Black Or White Video [2nd Part]
Dangerous ****
Interlude: Black Or White Video [1st Part]
Black Or White
Earth Song
Interlude: We Are The World
Heal The World
HIStory

Dancers (1st leg 1996)

LaVelle Smith
Shawnette Heard
Courtney Miller
Anthony Talauega
Richmond Talauega
Loru Werner
Jason Yribar

Dancers (2nd leg 1997)

LaVelle Smith
Christian Judd
Stacy Walker
Anthony Talauega
Richmond Talauega
Faune Chambers

Creation

Show Conceived & Created by: Kenny Ortega and Michael Jackson
Artistic Director: Michael Jackson
HIStory Tour Choreographed by: Michael Jackson and LaVelle Smith
Choreography For "Dangerous" & "They Don't Care About Us": Travis Payne and Michael Jackson
Staged & Directed by: Kenny Ortega and Michael Jackson
Assistant Director: Peggy Holmes
Set Designed by: Michael Cotton and John McGraw
Lighting Designer: Peter Morse
Costumes Desgined by:
Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush
Stylist: Tommy Simms
Artist Manager: Tarak Ben Amar

Musicians

Dorian Holley *Vocalist*
Fred White *Vocalist*
Marva Hicks *Vocalist*
Jennifer Batten *Guitar*
David Williams *Guitar*
Isaiah Sanders *Keyboards*
Freddie Washingto*Bass Guitar*
Jonathan Moffett *Drums*

Dates

-1st leg [September 7, 1996 - January 4, 1997]
-2nd leg [May 31, 1997 - October 15, 1997]

The "HIStory" tour spanned the globe with stops in 56 cities, 35 countries on 5 continents, and included 82 concerts to about 4.5 million people.

Michael Jackson's "HIStory" World Tour is the biggest world tour any performer had ever done!!!

Some Interesting Facts

Only hours after kicking off the Australian leg of his "HIStory" World Tour on November 14, 1996 Michael married Debbie Rowe in a civil ceremony in his presidential suite at the Sheraton-on-the-Park Hotel in Sydney.

Michael's gold costume was designed by Gianni Versace who already designed some clothes for Michael for his "Dangerous" tour.

Michael's two "HIStory" concerts in Munich, Germany on July 4 + 6, 1997 at Olympic Stadium were recorded. The concert [containing footage of both shows] was televised by German TV-channel SAT. 1 and later in many other countries.

Plus concerts in the following countries were recorded and later shown over network television: Bucharest [Rumania] - Sept. 14, 1996, Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia] - Oct. 1996, Auckland [New Zealand] - Nov. 1996, Manila [Philippines] - Dec. 1996, Copenhagen [Denmark] - Aug. 1997, Gothenburg [Sweden] - Aug. 16, 1997 and Helsinki [Finland] - Aug. 1997.

One "HIStory" concert in Seoul, South Korea in 1996 at Chamsil Olympic Stadium was recorded and a VHS video cassette [NTSC] of this great concert was commercially released by Sony Music for the Asian market. This is the only [!] Michael Jackson concert ever commercially available.

At every "HIStory" tour stop, during "You Are Not Alone", one lucky girl was allowed to dance with Michael on stage.

Gallery

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