Who’s Bad? The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience
Location The Dow Event Center
Who’s Bad? The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience
Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. | Doors at 7:00 p.m.
The Red Room At The Dow Event Center
For All Ages!
Who’s Bad’s live performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music’s one true King. Their power-packed performance of Michael Jackson’s expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has awed even the skeptics, selling out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom including London’s O2 in December of 2010, the venue where the King of Pop was slated to end his career with a 50-show “This Is It” concert series. Beyond this unparalleled achievement, Who’s Bad has checked some of the world’s most famous pavilions off their ‘to-do’ list, selling out their first tour of China with stops at Ningbo’s Grand Theatre and Hunan Grand Theatre in Chengsha. Never neglecting Michael’s U.S. fans, Who’s Bad has packed The House of Blues in Houston, Dallas, and New Orleans; rocked DC’s 930 Club and returned to their native Chapel Hill, NC boasting larger, more eagerly-awaited performances with every romp around the globe. Sold-out shows from Colorado’s Bluebird Theatre and LA’s Gibson Amphitheatre and Romania’s Sala Palatalui to Teatro do Bourbon Country (Porto Alegre, Brazil) tell the story: no corner of the earth is safe from this infectious party production.
Who’s Bad has earned its name by paying studious attention to Michael Jackson’s every original groove and gravity-defying dance move, boasting over 100 years of professional experience and a team of dancers with resumes that include Broadway productions such as Phantom of the Opera. Vamsi Tadepalli (Who’s Bad founder, composer, and saxophonist) assembled a cast of North Carolina’s premiere musicians and, from Who’s Bad’s inception, believed in the band’s boundless possibilities. The velvety vocals and pinpoint choreography of frontmen Joseph Bell and Taalib York’s combined with the six-piece band’s synchronized dance routines, blaring horns and down-deep rhythms, results in a performance delivered with soul and precision superseded by no one but the King himself. They’ve shared stages with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, The Backstreet Boys, The Four Tops, Boys II Men, and hip hop superstar, Pitbull. Captivated fans include LIVENATION’s Anthony Nicolaidis who calls Who’s Bad, “the real deal,” and Michael Jackson’s longtime friend and manager Frank DiLeo who proclaimed after Who’s Bad show in Nashville, TN, “the show was great….Michael would have been proud!”
Whether you idolized the Jackson 5, fell in love to Human Nature, or learned to moonwalk to Billie Jean, Who’s Bad is THE ULTIMATE music-and-dance driven Michael Jackson homage. This band of professionals relentlessly elevate the legacy of pop music’s King, always pushing themselves to be more precise, to raise the level of excitement and awe, while embodying Michael Jackson’s mission to bring people together of all races, genders, and cultures through music. As the curtain opens on a Who’s Bad performance, every MJ fan feels the adrenaline, screams at the sight of that unmistakable silhouette, and succumbs to a surefire Michael Jackson sing-along. The energy is purely magnetic, the musicianship is first-rate, the dance moves deftly inspired. Who’s Bad is a tribute befitting a King and their high-octane execution of MJ’s music and dance has catapulted them to the exclusive rank of Ultimate!
Venue Presale: Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Venue Presale tickets will be available online only at Ticketmaster.com with the presale code. To receive the presale code, please sign up for our free email newsletter at https://bit.ly/2LC76Y2 by Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. The Venue Presale code will be released via email when the presale begins (June 16 at approximately 10:00 a.m.).
On Sale: Friday, June 17, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Tickets on sale to the general public will be available at Ticketmaster.com or in person only at The Dow Event Center Box Office Thursdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Fridays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please visit INTERNAL WINDOW #10.
Ticket Prices: $24.00 In Advance | $29.00 Day of Show
*Additional fees may apply when purchased through Ticketmaster. Prices listed are when purchased in person at the Dow Event Center Box Office.
*Prices vary by seat location. Prices are subject to change based on supply and demand.
Improvements Coming To The Dow Event Center Parking Ramp
To improve your entertainment experience, The Dow Event Center is in the process of renovating its parking structure across from venue. These capital improvements include repairing and replacing the elevators and lighting, and performing structural upgrades to the parking ramp.
While this is in progress, parking will be available at the following locations:
- Dow Event Center front lot, 303 Johnson
- 400 lot across from The Dow Event Center, 400 Johnson
- Delta College Lot, corner of Jefferson and Johnson, .1 miles, 3 minute walk
- Michigan Works, 312 E. Genesee, .3 miles, 6 minute walk
Credit cards are now accepted!