Who’s Bad is a tribute to Michael Jackson that showcases the music with an unrivaled live performance. This spectacular celebration of Michael Jackson’s expansive song catalog has excited crowds on every continent. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has awed skeptics and performed sold out shows around the globe.

Who’s Bad enthralled fans in the United Kingdom at London’s O2 in December of 2010, the venue where the King of Pop was slated to end his career with a fifty-show “This Is It” concert series. They sold out their first tour of China with stops at Ningbo’s Grand Theatre and Hunan Grand Theatre in Changsha. The band has also performed stage shows at multiple House of Blues franchises, DC’s 9:30 Club, Colorado’s Bluebird Theatre, L.A.’s Gibson Amphitheatre, Romania’s Sala Palatului, and Teatro do Bourbon Country in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Who’s Bad has earned its name by paying studious attention to Michael Jackson’s every groove and gravity-defying dance move. The professional band and the talented dancers have over 100 years of combined performance experience. Founded by Vamsi Tadepalli in 2004, Who’s Bad, has been labeled as the ultimate Michael Jackson tribute band. Originating from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Who’s Bad has been entertaining fans for over 13 years.

The velvety vocals and smooth choreography of front man James Times III engage and thrill audiences. The synchronized dance routines, crystal clear horns, and deep rhythms, all combine with soul and precision. Who’s Bad has shared stages with Aretha Franklin, The Backstreet Boys, The Four Tops, Boys II Men, Pitbull, and other famous artists.

Whether you idolized The Jackson 5, fell in love to “Human Nature”, or learned to moonwalk to “Billie Jean”, Who’s Bad is a Michael Jackson homage that brings a big show to adoring fans. Professional and respectful in every detail, Who’s Bad will charge up your venue with great Pop, Dance, and Rock music. The band embodies Michael Jackson’s own mission to bring people together of all races, genders, and cultures through music. The sound fills the air and gets the audience dancing, cheering, and singing along. This band is perfect for large concert halls, music festivals, special events, and casino entertainment. They guarantee an exciting night filled with the Michael Jackson music that everyone loves.


The show is great! Michael would have been proud.Frank DiLeo (Michael Jackson’s long-time friend and Manager)

The real deal.Anthony Nicolaidis (Live Nation)

Whether you are a die-hard fan that never got to make it to a real Michael show, or merely an 80’s-loving pop music fan, Who’s Bad undoubtedly presents a perfect evening’s entertainment.Garland Caldwell

Who’s Bad is truly keeping the spirit of Michael Jackson’s music alive. Their performance reminds us why the King of Pop should not be forgotten. The music continues to impress younger fans who never had the chance to see the original Michael in concert, reminding us older fans how the King of Pop lives on. I would encourage anyone to bring their family to their show… and don’t forget your silver glove!Joe Ryan (Concert Blogger Music Magazine)


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