1 Dangerous - Tour
1.1 Allgemeine Daten zur Tour:
-1. Etappe 27. Juni 1992 - 31. Dezember 1992
-2. Etappe 24. August 1993 - 11. November 1993
The "Dangerous" tour included 69 concerts to about 3.5 million loving fans.
Show Conceived & Created by: Michael Jackson and Kenny Ortega Choreographed by: Michael Jackson "Jam" Choreographed by: Michael Jackson and LaVelle Smith Artistic Director: Michael Jackson Staged & Designed by: Kenny Ortega Set Designed by: Tom McPhillips Lightning Designer: Peter Morse Executive Director: MJJ Productions - Norma E. Staikos Director of Security: Bill Bray Costumes Designed by: Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush Hair & Make-up: Karen Faye-Mitchell Personal Management: Gallin Morey Associates - Sandy Gallin, Jim Morey
1.3 Interesting Facts:
The "Dangerous" tour is the biggest tour any performer had done, breaking his own record from his "Bad" tour (Michael will later break this record with the "HIStory" tour).
Michael donated all the proceeds from the "Dangerous" World Tour to his "Heal The World" Foundation and to other charities.
Michael sold the film rights to his "Dangerous" concert in Bucharest (Rumania) to HBO for UK£ 12 million! The deal is the highest ever paid for a live concert. The special received the highest TV ratings in the history of HBO [21.4 % rating, 34% share]. Michael was honored with a Cable Ace Award. The Bucharest concert (performed on October 01, 1992) was broadcast live on radio and shown on TV in 61 countries. Direcor Andy Morahan, who directed "Give In To Me" used more than 14 camera operators to tape the concert.
During the "Dangerous" tour, Michael performed "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" live on stage with duet partner Siedah Garrett.
On Dec. 30, 1992 during the "Dangerous" show at the Tokyo Dome in Japan, Slash made a special guest appearance for "Black Or White". He also joined Michael on stage for the next concert, Dec. 31, 1992 at this Special New Year's Eve Countdown Concert in Tokyo. Michael wished all his fans a Happy New Year from his changing room.
At every "Dangerous" tour stop, during "She's Out Of My Life", one lucky girl was allowed to dance with Michael on stage.
Especially the beginning of the show, the so-called "toaster", where Michael is catapulted on stage and the end of the show, where "he" jet-packs out of the stadium, hit headlines all around the world.
LaVelle Smith Randy Allaire Eddie Garcia Michelle Berube Yuko Sumida Jaime King Bruno Falcon [Taco]
1.5 Tour Photographer:
1.6 Performers / Singers:
Kevin Dorsey Vocalist & Asst. Musical Director (Bad, Dangerous & HIStory Tours) Signed Artist/writer deal with Quincy Jones and Qwest Records Performed with, arranged and produced for artists such as Michael Jackson, Lionel Ritchie, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston... Film work (performing and arranging music and/or vocals) includes: Forest Gump, Lion King, Appollo 13, Out Of Africa, The Colour Purple, Power Of One, Ghost Busters Part II, When Harry Met Sally... Joined Michael again for the "HIStory" World Tour Started working with The Jacksons on the "Victory" tour in 1984, and has been working with Michael Jackson ever since
Darryl Phinnessee Vocalist (Bad & Dangerous Tours) Recorded with Toto ("Love Has The Power", "Out Of Love"), Rod Stewart "MTV Unplugged", Don Henley... Member of the Millennium Choir Toured with Rod Stewart, Member of the band Feat. on "Under Suspicion" soundtrack with "Silent Night"
Dorian Holley Vocalist (Bad, Dangerous and HIStory Tours) Recorded with Puff Johnson, Lionel Ritchie, Gladys Knight, Nona Hendryx, Aaron Neville, Johnny Carson, Oprah Winfrey, Thomas Dolby, Jellybean, Robert Townsend, K.T Oslinm, Jay Leno, Dolly Parton, Michael Bolton, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder Composed film, TV and radio jingles Toured with Rod Stewart, James Taylor Composed and produced for S.H.E, new artist on the Shaquille O'Neal label
Siedah GarrettVocalist (Dangerous Tour) Duet partner on "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" with Michael Jackson Co-writer on "Man In The Mirror", background vocals "Man In The Mirror" Co-writer on "Keep The Faith" ("Dangerous") Recorded with Quincy Jones on "From Q With Love", The Carpenters "Loveliness Album" ("Kiss Me The Way You Did Last Night"), Madonna ("True Blue"), Deco ("Do You Want It Right Now"), Temptations member Dennis Edwards ("Don't Look Any Further"), Donna Summer, Starship, The Commodores, Tevin Campbell, Chaka Kahn, James Ingram... Wrote and produced 3 of 5 songs on the Grammy nominated soundtrack ("Best Children's Album") "Elmo In Grouchland" Band member of The Brand New Heavies Solo Album "Kiss Of Life"
1.7 Performers / Bandcrew:
Greg PhillinganesMusic Director/Keyboards (Dangerous Tour) (Keyboards Bad Tour) A top-notch session keyboardist for the past twenty years, turning up mostly on R&B sessions but also some pure pop material Performed with Michael Jackson on "HIStory", "Dangerous", "Bad", "Thriller", "Off The Wall" and The Jacksons' "Triumph" and "Destiny" Recorded with: Babyface, George Benson "Living Inside Your Love", Toni Braxton "Secrets", Mariah Carey "Merry Christmas", Eric Clapton ("Something's Happening"), "August", "Journeyman", "24 Nights", "Pilgrim", Exposé "Exposé", George Harrison "Dark Horse Live In Japan", Mick Jagger "Primitive Cool", Jermaine Jackson "Let's Get Serious", Elton John (with Paul Young) ("I'm Your Puppet"), Quincy Jones "The Dude", "Back On The Block", Rickie Lee Jones "The Magazine", Patti LaBelle, "Winner In You", "Burnin' ", Diana Ross "Ross", "Eaten Alive", "Red Hot Rhythm And Blues", Brenda Russell "Kiss Me With The Wind", Paul Simon "The Rhythm Of The Saints", Donna Summer, TLC ("Dear Lie"), "Waiting To Exhale" Soundtrack, Angela Winbush "The Real Thing", Stevie Wonder "Songs In The Key Of Life", "Conversation Peace" and Lionel Ritchie ("Tonight Will Be Alright") from the "Dancing On The Ceiling" album Member of Eric Clapton's band, toured as Clapton's keyboardist between 1986 and 1990 Co-writer of ("Restless Sea") with Jim Wilson Solo Album "Pulse"
Peggy HolmesAssociate Director Joined Michael Jackson again in 1996/1997 for the "HIStory" tour
Drums (Bad & Dangerous Tours) Best known as the drummer for such artists as Michael Jackson, Steely Dan, Phil Collins, Babyface, The YellowJackets, Whitney Houston, Bette Midler, Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau and many others One of the most respected songwriters, producers and arrangers in the music industry today Voted "No. 1 R&B Drummer In The World" and "No. 3 Pop/Mainstream Rock Drummer" by Modern Drummer Magazine 1999 readers poll Co-founder of the group YellowJackets, Ricky received two Grammy nominations and won a Grammy Award in 1986 for co-writing the hit song "And You Know That" on the album "Shades", which he co-produced He also co-authored the Pointer Sisters' hit "Uh-Uh" and co-produced the album "Seriously Slammin" and the Fattburger hit "Good News" Member of Eric Clapton's band Recorded with Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You", Anita Baker "Sweet Love", James Ingram "I Don't Have The Heart", Lionel Richie "Dancing On The Ceiling". Other writing and/or co-producing credits include tracks for "Only You" Star Trek 5, Barney's Great Adventure - The Movie, as well as Helen Baylor's "There's No Greater Love", and "When You Believe" performed by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey for the soundtrack to "The Prince Of Egypt" Solo Album: "First Things 1st" Ricky's motto is "Get it right the first time" which applies to his work ethics, and the goal for his entire life
Don BoyletteBass Guitar (Bad & Dangerous Tours) Jennifer Batten Guitar [Bad, Dangerous & HIStory Tours] Video credits include Natalie Cole's "Wild Women Do", Michael Jackson's "Moonwalker", Sara Hickman's "Take It Like A Man" 1987 "Bad" tour with Michael Jackson's band touring the world for 1 ½ years playing to over 4.4 million people 1996/1997 joined Michael Jackson again for the "HIStory" tour Played with Michael Jackson in the Superbowl 27's Halftime entertainment to 1.5 billion people in 80 nations around the world - the largest television audience in history Solo albums: "Above, Below And Beyond", then recorded an album with blues rock band The Immigrants produced by Michael Sembello. Toured with The Immigrants Latest solo album: "Tribal Rage"
David Williams Guitar (Dangerous & HIStory Tours) Back up band with The Temptations Performed on "Off The Wall", "Thriller", "Triumph", "Victory", "Bad" and "Dangerous", and on Bryan Ferry's "Mamouna" tour Member of Michael Jackson's band since 1992 Producer and musical director for Superbowl 27's Halftime show featuring Michael Jackson, as well as for Superbowl 30 featuring Diana Ross Recorded "Blood On The Dance Floor", "Stranger In Moscow", "They Don't Care About Us", "Black Or White", "Heal The World" with Michael Jackson Musical director and arranger for soundtrack to "Ghosts" film
Brad BuxerKeyboards (Dangerous & HIStory Tours) Arranger for Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, David Hasselhoff, Yoshiki, Teena Marie Member of Stevie Wonder's band since 1985 Long term member of Stevie Wonder band, recording six platinum albums with him Joined Michael Jackson again in 1996/1997 for the "HIStory" World Tour Recorded with artists such as Dionne Warwick, Jermaine Jackson House band musician to Coolio, Jon Secada, Bob Dylan, D'Angelo, Zane and Eternal Written various TV commercials
Dangerous Tour - SetlistIntro (Carmina Burana) Jam Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' Human Nature Smooth Criminal I Just Can't Stop Loving You She's Out Of My Life Jackson 5 Medley (I Want You Back I The Love You Save I I'll Be There) Thriller Billie Jean Working Day And Night Beat It Will You Be There Black Or White Heal The World Man In The Mirror
Financial Coordinator: Rusty Hooker Tour Coordinator: Sal Bonafede Production Executive: Benny Collins Production Manager: Chris Tervit Tour Manager: Paul Gongaware Assistant Tour Manager: Nelson Hayes Stage Manager: Harold Jones Set Construction by: Michael Tait Legal Representative: Bert Fields (For Greenberg, Glusker, Fields, Claman & Machtinger) Business Management: Richard Sherman (For Breslauer, Jacobson, Rutman and Sherman) Tour Accountant: D.C. Parmet Merchandise Accountant: Rich Thurber VP of Communications, MJJ: Bob Jones Public Relations: The Lee Solters Company Tour Publicist: Bennett Kleinberg Vocal Consultant: Seth Riggs Creative Consultant: Bruno Falcon (Taco) Production Assistants: Caprise Arreda and Jody Ringel Calderon Assistant to Mr Ortega: Diana Donaldson
1.9 MJJ Productions Staff:
Executive Administrator: Evvy Tavasci Administrative Assistant: Rosemary Chavira Personell Director: Grace Rwaramba Director of Special Services: Miko Brando Administrative Coordinator: Gary Hearne Exec. Administrator, MJJ Productions: Martha Williams
1.10 Tour Support:
Tourbook Designed by: John Coulter Merchandising: Winterland [Dell Furano, Rick Fish, Meghan McHugh] Filmwork: Pacific Litho, Michael John
Special thanks to David Copperfield whose magical genius was invaluable!