18 Aug 2017

Who’s Bad – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience

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Who’s Bad – a power-packed tribute to Michael Jackson has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. Now performing with the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra, this symphonic collaboration is the first concert of the year for HSO’s musicthatROCKS series.

Join the HSO for a music and dance experience unlike any other as we present Who’s Bad, The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience.

As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has sold out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom including London’s O2 where the King of Pop was slated to end his career with a 50-show “This Is It” concert series.

The velvety vocals and pinpoint choreography of frontman James Times combined with the five-piece band’s blaring horns, down-deep rhythms and the dancer’s synchronized dance routines results in a performance delivered with soul and precision superseded by no one but the King himself.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.

Excited for this high-energy concert, HSO Executive Director Jonathan Parrish says, “musicthatROCKS is part of our ongoing effort to broaden our audience by taking advantage of the amazing versatility of the HSO musicians, many of whom grew up listening to the King of Pop.”

VIP Package Add-Ons are $60 and include (tickets not included):

  • VIP parking
  • 3 drink coupons
  • White sparkle glove
  • Black fedora
  • Backstage tour
  • Meet, greet and photo-op with the band
  • Signed poster


This concert will be held at the Blaisdell Concert Hall on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $89, $74, $59, $44, and $29. Tickets are on sale online, at our box office by calling 94-MUSIC or visiting us in person at 3610 Waialae Avenue.

Student & Military Discounts: $15 student rush tickets and $20 active-duty military tickets are available beginning Monday, October 30, with a valid ID (must purchase in person).