Bad World Tour: 1987 – 1989

The Bad Tour was Michael’s first solo tour, which started on September 12th 1987 and ended on January 27th 1989. It consisted of 123 concerts and was seen by approximately 4.4 million people.

It was during this tour that Michael set his own record by performing to 120,000 people in one concert in Liverpool, England. It was also on the Bad Tour that Michael set the world record for playing the most concerts at the legendary Wembley Stadium, England. He performed 7 sell out concerts, beating the previous record of ‘just three’.

Set List – 1st Leg:

  • 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
  • Rock With You
  • Lovely One
  • Workin’ Day And Night
  • Beat It
  • Billie Jean
  • Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)
  • Thriller
  • I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
  • Bad

Set List – 2nd Leg:

  • Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
  • Heartbreak Hotel
  • Another Part Of Me
  • I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
  • She’s Out Of My Life
  • Jackson 5 Medley
  • Rock With You
  • Human Nature
  • Smooth Criminal
  • Dirty Diana
  • Thriller
  • Workin’ Day And Night
  • Beat It
  • Billie Jean
  • Bad
  • The Way You Make Me Feel
  • Man In The Mirror

‘Just Good Friends’ was also performed in one concert during the first leg of the tour, due to a special appearance by Stevie Wonder.

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