There has always been a bit of confusion about Kim Wilde’s tour dates with Michael Jackson. Through the years, the amount of her dates was estimated to be between 27 and 36, and there was also a mention of Taylor Dayne being Michael’s opening act. On the Wikipedia page about the Bad tour there was a mention of Taylor Dayne appearing on “selected dates” – but which ones?? Over the past few years, this website has simply included all of the ‘Bad’ tour dates in the absence of a definite listing.
Thanks to Polish fan Albert Rokosz we need wonder no more. Thanks to newspaper articles from Spain and Italy and testimonies of people who were there, we now know that Kim did 33 dates with Michael Jackson. Between 5 and 23 August, Kim did not appear as Michael’s special guest. The eight dates in Marbella, Madrid, Barcelona, Montpellier, Nice, Lausanne, Wurzburg and Werchter featured Taylor Dayne as the special guest.
While there is still a little bit of insecurity about the setlists on some of the dates, we can now state for sure that the dates on our ‘Bad’ Tour 1988 page and the Encyclopedia page about the Bad Tour are correct. What’s more, the information has also been added to the authorative setlist.fm website, so Kim Wilde’s 1988 concerts are now listed in their entirity there too.
As always, don’t hesitate to contact us when you feel there are errors in the setlists or if you have been at one of the dates – and photographs of Kim live during one of these dates are also always welcome!