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Dangerous Tour

[Dangerous World Tour]


[Dangerous World Tour]


-1st leg [June 27, 1992 - December 31, 1992]
-2nd leg [Aug. 24, 1993 - November 11, 1993]

The "Dangerous" tour included 69 concerts to about 3.5 million loving fans.


[A few pictures of the "Dangerous" World Tour: ]
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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
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.

[Further interesting facts that should be mentioned here? - please feel free to e-mail me... Your help is very much appreciated!!!]


LaVelle Smith
Randy Allaire
Eddie Garcia
Michelle Berube
Yuko Sumida
Jaime King
Bruno Falcon [Taco]

Tour Photographer:
Sam Emerson

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 Garrett
Vocalist [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"
Performers / Bandcrew:

Greg Phillinganes
Music 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 Holmes
Associate Director
Joined Michael Jackson again in 1996/1997 for the "HIStory" tour

Ricky Lawson
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 Boylette
Bass 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 Buxer
Keyboards [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 - Setlist

Intro [Carmina Burana]
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]
Billie Jean
Working Day And Night
Beat It
Will You Be There
Black Or White
Interlude: We Are The World
Heal The World
Man In The Mirror


Dangerous World Tour - Tour Dates:

Check out the full list of Dangerous World Tour - Tour Dates.

Tour Program:
[Dangerous - Tour Program]


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 Coordinator: Caprise Arreola [European Leg] - later promoted to Tour Management Coordinator
Production Office Coordinator: Jody Ringel Calderon
Assistant to Mr Ortega: Diana Donaldson

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

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!


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