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Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour

Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour
Video by Michael Jackson
Released July 25, 2006
Recorded October 1, 1992 at
Lia Manoliu Stadium
Bucharest, Romania
Genre Pop, rock, soul
Length 121:58
Label Epic
Director Andy Morahan
Michael Jackson chronology
The One
Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour
Michael Jackson's This Is It

Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour is a live concert DVD by American recording artist Michael Jackson released on July 25, 2006. The DVD was previously included with The Ultimate Collection box set in 2004. The concert took place during Jackson's first leg on his Dangerous World Tour on October 1, 1992 at the Bucharest National Stadium, with a sold-out attendance of 70,000. This concert is the first concert by Jackson that has been officially released on DVD in the United States, also released in Asia market on double Video CD. The other official releases by Michael Jackson is a VHS of his HIStory World Tour concert in Seoul, South Korea, and it was released only in South Korea in 1996, and Live at Wembley July 16, 1988, which is the second leg of his Bad World Tour.

There are various versions of the footage of the same concert that exist. The first version was broadcast the next day by BBC; following Jackson's death, this version was rebroadcast on BNN/Ned3. All the footage in this version is from the Bucharest concert. The version that appears on the DVD was broadcast on HBO in 1992, which became the highest audience in the channel's history for a single broadcast. This version, while mostly having footage of Jackson performing at the Bucharest Concert (some in alternate camera angles in comparison to the BBC version), also consisted of footage from concerts in other locations such as Madrid and London. Also missing were the "Brace Yourself" video introduction and the "We Are the World Interlude," which were included in the original BBC Telecast. The crowd screaming and intro before "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" is featured in Michael's 2010 song "Behind the Mask".


  • Reception 1
  • Track listing 2
  • Personnel 3
  • Charts 4
  • Certification 5
  • References 6


TV Ratings: 3.7 million households/21.4 rating/34 share. The concert special set a record for HBO at the time, becoming the channel’s highest rated special.[2]

The DVD has sold over a million copies worldwide.

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Jam"   Michael Jackson, René Moore, Bruce Swedien, Teddy Riley 8:16
2. "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"   Michael Jackson 5:13
3. "Human Nature"   Steve Porcaro, John Bettis 5:02
4. "Smooth Criminal"   Michael Jackson 6:00
5. "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (duet with Siedah Garrett) Michael Jackson 4:45
6. "She's Out of My Life"   Tom Bahler 4:53
7. "I Want You Back/The Love You Save"   Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Alphonzo Mizell, Deke Richards 2:17
8. "I'll Be There"   Berry Gordy, Bob West, Willie Hutch, Hal Davis 4:33
9. "Thriller"   Rod Temperton 5:51
10. "Billie Jean"   Michael Jackson 7:44
11. "Workin' Day and Night"   Michael Jackson 10:04
12. "Beat It"   Michael Jackson 7:24
13. "Will You Be There"   Michael Jackson 6:51
14. "Black or White"   Michael Jackson, Bill Bottrell 6:38
15. "Heal the World"   Michael Jackson 8:53
16. "Man in the Mirror"   Siedah Garrett, Glen Ballard 13:28



Chart (2005) Peak
Austrian Music DVDs Chart[1] 4
Belgian (Flanders) Music DVDs Chart[2] 2
Belgian (Wallonia) Music DVDs Chart[3] 1
Dutch Music DVDs Chart[4] 2
Greek Music DVDs Chart[5] 1
Chart (2009) Peak
Finnish Music DVDs Chart[6] 1
German Albums Chart[7] 8
Irish Music DVDs Chart[8] 1
New Zealand Music DVDs Chart[9] 1
Spanish Music DVDs Chart[10] 1
Swiss Music DVDs Chart[11] 1


Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[12] 14× Platinum 210,000^
France (SNEP)[13] 3× Platinum 60,000*
Japan (RIAJ)[14] Gold 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[15] 4× Platinum 20,000x
Poland (ZPAV)[16] Platinum 10,000*
Portugal (AFP)[17] Platinum 8,000x
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[10] Platinum 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[18] 2× Platinum 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[20] 8× Platinum 800,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "Austria Top 40 – Musik-DVDs Top 10 18.09.2005". (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ultratop 10 Muziek-DVD".  
  3. ^ "Ultratop 10 DVD Musicaux". Ultratop (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ "GfK Dutch DVD Music Top 30".  
  5. ^ "Top 20 DVD/Video".  
  6. ^ "Suomen Virallinen Lista – Musiikki DVD:t 29/2009".  
  7. ^ "Top 100 Longplay". (in German).  
  8. ^ "Irish Charts – Singles, Albums & Compilations".  
  9. ^ "Top 10 Music DVDs".  
  10. ^ a b "Top 20 DVD Musical" (PDF).  
  11. ^ "Swiss Charts – Music DVD Top 1012.07.2009". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  12. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2012 DVDs".  
  13. ^ "French video certifications – Michael Jackson – Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour" (in French).  
  14. ^ 財団法人 日本レコード協会 > 各種統計 > ゴールド等認定 > 2009年7月 "(RIAJ - Statistics – Certification Awards – July 2009)" . (in Japanese).  
  15. ^ "New Zealand video certifications – Michael Jackson – Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour".  
  16. ^ "Polish video certifications – Michael Jackson – Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV). Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Top Official AFP". Artistas & Espectáculos (in Portuguese).  
  18. ^ "British video certifications – Michael Jackson – Live in Bucharest".   Enter Live in Bucharest in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select DVD in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  19. ^
  20. ^ "American video certifications – Michael Jackson – Live in Bucharest".   If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Video Longform, then click SEARCH
  21. ^
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