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Dates (attendance for some listed)

Sept. 12, 1987 Tokyo [Japan] 45,000 * Tokyo Dome **
Sept. 13, 1987 Tokyo [Japan] 45,000 * Tokyo Dome **
Sept. 14, 1987 Tokyo [Japan] 45,000 * Tokyo Dome **
Sept. 19, 1987 Osaka [Japan] ? Nishinomiya Stadium
Sept. 20, 1987 Osaka [Japan] ? Nishinomiya Stadium
Sept. 21, 1987 Osaka [Japan] ? Nishinomiya Stadium
Sept. 25, 1987 Yokohama [Japan] 38,000 * Yokohama Stadium
Sept. 26, 1987 Yokohama [Japan] 38,000 * Yokohama Stadium
Sept. 27, 1987 Yokohama [Japan] 38,000 * Yokohama Stadium

Oct. 03, 1987 Yokohama [Japan] 38,000 * Yokohama Stadium
Oct. 04, 1987 Yokohama [Japan] 38,000 * Yokohama Stadium
Oct. 10, 1987 Osaka [Japan] ? Osaka Stadium
Oct. 11, 1987 Osaka [Japan] ? Osaka Stadium
Oct. 12, 1987 Osaka [Japan] ? Osaka Stadium

(14 concerts In Japan - 450,000 people)

Nov. 13, 1987 Melbourne [Australia] 45,000 * Olympic Park
Nov. 20, 1987 Sydney [Australia] 45,000 * Paramatta Stadium
Nov. 21, 1987 Sydney [Australia] 45,000 * Paramatta Stadium
Nov. 25, 1987 Brisbane [Australia] 67,500 * Entertainment Centre
Nov. 28, 1987 Brisbane [Australia] 67,500 * Entertainment Centre

Feb. 23, 1988 Kansas City [Missouri, USA] 16,960 * Kemper Arena
Feb. 24, 1988 Kansas City [Missouri, USA] 16,960 * Kemper Arena

March 03, 1988 New York City [New York, USA] 19,000 * Madison Square Garden
March 04, 1988 New York City [New York, USA] 19,000 * Madison Square Garden
March 05, 1988 New York City [New York, USA] 19,000 * Madison Square Garden
March 12, 1988 St. Louis [Missouri, USA] 18,000 * The Arena
March 13, 1988 St. Louis [Missouri, USA] 18,000 * The Arena
March 18, 1988 Indianapolis [Indiana, USA] ? Market Square Arena
March 19, 1988 Indianapolis [Indiana, USA] ? Market Square Arena
March 20, 1988 Louisville [Kentucky, USA] ? Freedom Hall
March 23, 1988 Denver [Colorado, USA] 20,125 * McNichols Arena
March 24, 1988 Denver [Colorado, USA] 20,125 * McNichols Arena
March 30, 1988 Hartford [Conneticut, USA] 15,060 * Civic Center
March 31, 1988 Hartford [Conneticut, USA] 15,060 * Civic Center

April 01, 1988 Hartford [Conneticut, USA] 15,060 * Civic Center
April 08, 1988 Houston [Texas, USA] ? The Summit
April 09, 1988 Houston [Texas, USA] ? The Summit
April 10, 1988 Houston [Texas, USA] ? The Summit
April 13, 1988 Atlanta [Georgia, USA] ? The Omni
April 14, 1988 Atlanta [Georgia, USA] ? The Omni
April 15, 1988 Atlanta [Georgia, USA] ? The Omni
April 19, 1988 Chicago [Illinois, USA] ? The Rosemont Horizon
April 20, 1988 Chicago [Illinois, USA] ? The Rosemont Horizon
April 21, 1988 Chicago [Illinois, USA] ? The Rosemont Horizon
April 25, 1988 Dallas [Texas, USA] ? The Reunion Arena
April 26, 1988 Dallas [Texas, USA] ? The Reunion Arena
April 27, 1988 Dallas [Texas, USA] ? The Reunion Arena

May 04, 1988 Minneapolis [Minnesota, USA] 16,890 * Metropolitan Center
May 05, 1988 Minneapolis [Minnesota, USA] 16,890 * Metropolitan Center
May 06, 1988 Minneapolis [Minnesota, USA] 16,890 * Metropolitan Center
May 23, 1988 Rome [Italy] 70,000 * Flaminio Stadium
May 24, 1988 Rome [Italy] 70,000 * Flaminio Stadium
May 29, 1988 Turin [Italy] 53,600 ?

June 02, 1988 Vienna [Austria] 55,000 * Prater Stadium
June 05, 1988 Rotterdam [The Netherlands] 48,400 * Feyenoord Stadium
June 06, 1988 Rotterdam [The Netherlands] 48,400 * Feyenoord Stadium
June 07, 1988 Rotterdam [The Netherlands] 48,400 * Feyenoord Stadiuim
June 11, 1988 Gothenburg [Sweden] 53,000 * ?
June 12, 1988 Gothenburg [Sweden] 53,000 * ?
June 16, 1988 Basel [Switzerland] 50,000 * Saint Jakobs Stadium
June 19, 1988 Berlin [Germany] 50,000 * Reichstag, Berlin Wall
June 27, 1988 Paris [France] 64,000 * Parc des Prince
June 28, 1988 Paris [France] 64,000 * Parc des Prince

July 01, 1988 Hamburg [Germany] 50,000 * Volkspark Stadium
July 03, 1988 Cologne [Germany] 70,000 * Mungersdorfer Stadium
July 08, 1988 Munich [Germany] 72,000 * Olympic Stadium
July 10, 1988 Cologne [Germany] 70,000 * Mungersdorfer Stadium
July 14, 1988 London [England, U.K.] 72,000 * Wembley Stadium
July 15, 1988 London [England, U.K.] 72,000 * Wembley Stadium
July 16, 1988 London [England, U.K.] 72,000 * Wembley Stadium
July 22, 1988 London [England, U.K.] 72,000 * Wembley Stadium
July 23, 1988 London [England, U.K.] 72,000 * Wembley Stadium
July 26, 1988 Cardiff [Wales, U.K.] 55,000 * Cardiff Arms Park
July 30, 1988 Cork [Ireland] 60,000 * Pairc Ui Caoimh
July 31, 1988 Cork [Ireland] 60,000 * Pairc Ui Caoimh

Aug. 05, 1988 Marbella [Spain] 28,000 * ?
Aug. 07, 1988 Madrid [Spain] 60,000 * Vincent Calderon Stadium
Aug. 09, 1988 Barcelona [Spain] ? Nou Camp
Aug. 21, 1988 Wurzburg [Germany] 43,000 * Talavera Wiesen
Aug. 23, 1988 Werchter [Belgium] 55,000 * Festival Ground
Aug. 26, 1988 London [England, U.K.] 72,000 * Wembley Stadium
Aug. 27, 1988 London [England, U.K.] 72,000 * Wembley Stadium
Aug. 29, 1988 Leeds [England, U.K.] 90,000 * Roundhay Park

Sept. 02, 1988 Hannover [Germany] ? Niedersachsen Stadium
Sept. 04, 1988 Gelsenkirchen [Germany] 52,000 Park Stadium
Sept. 06, 1988 Linz [Austria] ? Linz Stadium
Sept. 10, 1988 Milton Keynes [England, U.K.] 60,000 * The Bowl
Sept. 11, 1988 Liverpool [England, U.K.] 125,000 * Aintree Racecourse
Sept. 26, 1988 Pittsburg [Pennsylvania, USA] 16,230 * Civic Arena
Sept. 27, 1988 Pittsburg [Pennsylvania, USA] 16,230 * Civic Arena
Sept. 28, 1988 Pittsburg [Pennsylvania, USA] 16,230 * Civic Arena

Oct. 03, 1988 Rutherford [New Jersey, USA] 20,350 * East Meadowland Arena
Oct. 04, 1988 Rutherford [New Jersey, USA] 20,350 * East Meadowland Arena
Oct. 05, 1988 Rutherford [New Jersey, USA] 20,350 * East Meadowland Arena
Oct. 10, 1988 Richfield [Ohio, USA] 19,000 * Coliseum
Oct. 11, 1988 Richfield [Ohio, USA] 19,000 * Coliseum
Oct. 13, 1988 Landover [Maryland, USA] 17,470 * Capitol Center
Oct. 17, 1988 Landover [Maryland, USA] 17,470 * Capitol Center
Oct. 18, 1988 Landover [Maryland, USA] 17,470 * Capitol Center
Oct. 19, 1988 Landover [Maryland, USA] 17,470 * Capitol Center
Oct. 24, 1988 Rochester [Minnesota, USA] 16,670 * Palace of Auburn Hills
Oct. 25, 1988 Rochester [Minnesota, USA] 16,670 * Palace of Auburn Hills
Oct. 26, 1988 Rochester [Minnesota, USA] 16,670 * Palace of Auburn Hills

Nov. 07, 1988 Laguna Hills [California, USA] 15,000 * Irvine Meadows
Nov. 08, 1988 Laguna Hills [California, USA] 15,000 * Irvine Meadows
Nov. 09, 1988 Laguna Hills [California, USA] 15,000 * Irvine Meadows
Nov. 13, 1988 Los Angeles [California, USA] 18,000 * Sports Arena

Dec. 09, 1988 Tokyo [Japan] 45,000 * Tokyo Dome
Dec. 10, 1988 Tokyo [Japan] 45,000 * Tokyo Dome
Dec. 11, 1988 Tokyo [Japan] 45,000 * Tokyo Dome
Dec. 17, 1988 Tokyo [Japan] 45,000 * Tokyo Dome
Dec. 18, 1988 Tokyo [Japan] 45,000 * Tokyo Dome
Dec. 19, 1988 Tokyo [Japan] 45,000 * Tokyo Dome
Dec. 24, 1988 Tokyo [Japan] 45,000 * Tokyo Dome
Dec. 25, 1988 Tokyo [Japan] 45,000 * Tokyo Dome
Dec. 26, 1988 Tokyo [Japan] 45,000 * Tokyo Dome

Jan. 16, 1989 Los Angeles [California, USA] 18,000 * Sports Arena
Jan. 17, 1989 Los Angeles [California, USA] 18,000 * Sports Arena
Jan. 18, 1989 Los Angeles [California, USA] 18,000 * Sports Arena
Jan. 26, 1989 Los Angeles [California, USA] 18,000 * Sports Arena
Jan. 27, 1989 Los Angeles [California, USA] 18,000 * Sports Arena

[ * = sold out concerts]

[ **: formerly known as Korakuen Stadium, Tokyo, roofed and renamed to Tokyo Dome by Michael's next Japan stop in Dec. '88]

Creation
Show Conceived & Created by: Michael Jackson
Bad Tour Choreographed by: Michael Jackson
Assistant Choreographer & Staging: Vincent Paterson
Set Designed by: Tom McPhilips
Lighting Designer: Allen Branton
Director of Security: Bill Bray
Hair & Make-up: Karen Faye
Personal Management by: Frank Dileo
Assistant to Michael Jackson: Jolie Levine

Set List
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Things I Do For You
Off The Wall
Human Nature
Heartbreak Hotel
She's Out Of My Life
Jackson 5 Medley [I Want You Back I The Love You Save I I'll Be There]
Rock With You
You Are My Lovely One
Working Day And Night
Beat It
Billie Jean
Shake Your Body [Down To The Ground]
Thriller
I Just Can't Stop Loving You
Bad

Bad Tour Musicians
Dorian Holley *Vocalist*
Darryl Phinnessee *Vocalist*
Sheryl Crow *Vocalist*
Jennifer Batten *Guitar*
Jon Clark *Guitar*
Ricky Lawson *Drums*
Chris Currell *Keyboards *
Rory Kaplan *Keyboards*
Don Boyett *Bass Guitar*

Dates
September 12, 1987 - January 27, 1989

The "Bad" tour spanned the globe with stops in 15 countries on 4 continents, and included 123 concerts to about 4.4 million people.

Some Interesting Facts

The "Bad" World Tour is Michael Jackson's first ever solo tour.

Michael's 1987 - 1989 "Bad" World Tour is the largest tour in history! This tour is also the highest grossing concert tour ever, grossing over US$ 125 million, more than any other entertainer has ever grossed on a single tour!!!

One "Bad" concert in Yokohama, Japan in September 1987 at Yokohama Stadium was recorded by Nippon TV and later televised in many countries.

During the "Bad" tour stop in Sydney, Australia, on November 20, 1987 Stevie Wonder made a surprise appearance on stage. Michael and Stevie performed "Just Good Friends" live as a special treat for the lucky fans!

On March 3, 1988 Michael performed a "private" concert at New York's Madison Square Garden. All the proceeds were donated to the United Negro College Fund. Tickets for the show could not be purchased at ticket box offices.

A special lottery system determined who was to receive tickets. During the show, Michael hit the headlines for kissing Tatiana Thumbtzen on stage during a great performance of "The Way You Make Me Feel". [Tatiana Thumbtzen is known from her appearance in Michael's "The Way You Make Me Feel" video clip].

On June 16, 1988 Michael performed a sell-out concert in Basel, Switzerland. Amongst celebrities at this show are Elizabeth Taylor and Bob Dylan. While in Basel, Michael met with Mrs. Oona Chaplin, the widow of one of Michael's all-time heroes, Charlie Chaplin. The Chaplin family moved to Vevey, Switzerland in 1953 [when they purchased the elegant Manoir de Ban on Lake Geneva], during Oona's pregnancy with their fifth child, Eugene.

On September 8, 1988 Michael received a special award by London's Wembley Stadium management for setting a new record for playing more dates at Wembley Stadium than any other artist!! His 7 sell-out concerts were attended by 504'000 people. A distinction that earned him another entry in The Guinness Book Of World Records.

During the "Bad" tour, Michael performed "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" live on stage with background singer Sheryl Crow.

At every "Bad" tour stop, during "She's Out Of My Life", one lucky girl was allowed to dance with Michael on stage.

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