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Items On Loan

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Michael Jackson (1987)






These items are currently on loan to THE GRAMMY MUSEUM® experience Kansas City, MO.


The jacket worn in the THRILLER music video (an identical black and red calf skin piece made also by Marc Laurent Paris) was recently auctioned and sold for $1.8 million in 2011. In Michael's final version of this piece for the BAD tour, he also had electronics placed throughout the jacket (on the black leather) with synchronizing lights that were co-ordinatined to the beat of the music. This was a later addition so as to provide more of a spectacle in the huge arenas he was performing in.


BAD TOUR: First Leg (1987) Second Leg (1988-1989) Original Thriller video: Directed by John Landis (1983). 

Bad was the debut solo concert tour by American recording artist Michael Jackson, launched in support of his seventh studio album of the same name (1987). Sponsored by Pepsi and spanning 16 months, the tour included 123 concerts to 4.4 million fans across 15 countries. The tour grossed $125 million ($247 million in 2012 currency), adding four new entries in the Guinness World Records for the largest grossing tour in history, the tour with the largest attended audience, the most successful concert series and the most sold out shows at Wembley Stadium. In April 1989, the tour was nominated for "Tour of the Year 1988" at the inaugural International Rock Awards.

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