History's first tribute band is believed to have been Bachman-Johann Overdrive, a J.S. Bach cover act that featured a teenaged Beethoven perfectly mimicking the composer's clavichord-smashing antics and tiger-striped costumes. Pay tribute to a 300-year tradition with today's Groupon: for $8, you get one ticket (a $17.50 value) to see Who's Bad—The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band on September 10 at the Winston-Salem Entertainment-Sports Complex's Coliseum Annex.
Donning the flashy red jackets and sparkling gloves that once adorned the King of Pop, but skipping the increasingly ghoulish progression of faces, Who's Bad—The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band relives every party-starting hit with show-stopping spectacle and meticulous musicality. Sing and moonwalk along to "Smooth Criminal," "Billie Jean," "Beat It," "Jam", and more as the seven-member group re-creates MJ's signature sound through its funky horn section and soul-reviving rhythms. Who's Bad vocalist Joseph Bell has the chops to hit Michael's falsettos and high-pitched hiccups, while fellow vocalist Taalib York has mastered the choreography of MJ's gravity-defying dance moves. Zombie Vincent Price, meanwhile, does an almost-perfect Vincent Price impression during "Thriller."
Since forming in 2003, Who's Bad has evolved its show to include flashing lights and videos befitting the King of Pop's dramatic catalogue. The band goes to painstaking lengths to recapture the high energy, the Robocop dancers, and the top-flight production values of a vintage Michael Jackson show. Buy an extra Groupon and invite along someone with whom you'd wanna be starting something.
Bring Groupon and photo ID before the day of the show to the LJVM Coliseum box office or on the day of the show to the Coliseum Annex to receive ticket.
- The back-up singers, horn players, bass guitar, drums and that totally KILLER guitar player (who more than held his own on Beat It, Black and White & all the big guitar solo section) made the night a truly inspired Michael-honored sensation! Their love for Michael and his music really shines through. – Goldstar Member
- Who's Bad always puts on a great show and I can only recommend it. The band plays every song live and now they have a new singer called Taaleb [sic], who looks and moves exactly like Michael at the Bad Tour times. So two thumbs up! – Gina, Goldstar
Winston-Salem Entertainment Sports Complex
Elton John. Dolly Parton. Dave Matthews Band. Harlem Globetrotters. These are just a handful of celebrated acts that have descended upon Winston-Salem Entertainment Sports Complex over the years. The sprawling event center remains a go-to destination for visitors who want to catch a first-rate concert, root for their favorite sports team, or get an autography from their favorite gym towel.
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