On Friday, September 13, North Carolina’s premier Michael Jackson tribute band, Who’s Bad, will play the Magic Bag in Ferndale.
As you can see from the pic, it’s an odd and eclectic bunch. They look like a Vegas act, backed by Justin Timberlake’s entourage. But, by all accounts, they sound authentic. If nothing else, it has to be good fun.
The band features two ‘MJs’ – Joseph Bell covers the early years, while Taalib York sings the later songs which, as one MT staffer said, “is like being Vegas Elvis.” Still, at least they’re thorough.
According to the press release, “From ‘ABC’ to ‘You Rock My World’, no song is forgotten in this electrifying revival of pop music's Royal Highness. As the longest running MJ tribute band and the only one that predates his passing, Who’s Bad has awed Michael Jackson fans at sold-out shows the world over. Who’s Bad has packed internationally-acclaimed pavilions numerous times, including the House of Blues in Houston, Dallas, and New Orleans; Washington D.C.’s 930 Club, and the River Rock Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia. Their first tour of China included sold-out stops at Ningbo’s Grand Theatre, Wutaishan Stadium in Nanjing, People’s Grand Hall in Chongqing, Red Stadium in Chengdu, and Hunan Grand Theatre in Chengsha. Who’s Bad also gained the respect and admiration of thousands of MJ fans in the United Kingdom with performances at Royal and Derngate in Northampton, Central Theatre in Chatham, Embassy Theatre in Skegness, the Orchard Theatre in Dartford, The Palace Theater in Manchester and the Pavilion in Glasgow. With sold-out shows from Colorado’s Bluebird Theatre to Romania’s Sala Palatalui and anticipated tour dates in Central and South America, no corner of the globe is safe from this infectious party production.”
Sorry, did they just include Skegness in their press pack? That’s kinda like a British band claiming to have gained the respect of Americans by wowing crowds in Howell, Michigan.
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