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A World-Class Live Concert Homage To The King Of Pop Starring Michael Jackson's Legendary Lead Guitarist Jennifer Batten.

Forever Dangerous is my personal homage to the King of Pop. It is a live Michael Jackson concert experience that is much more than a typical “tribute” as it is based on my real life and time on the road as lead guitarist for Michael Jackson’s Bad, Dangerous and HIStory world tours and 1993 Super Bowl XXVII halftime show. 

THE GOAL is to independently raise funds to allow us to create a show that delivers a world-class Michael Jackson concert experience complete with state-of-the-art visual effects and production.

For the past year, my creative team and I have been carefully arranging the music and developing the choreography.  We realize, however, it is equally important for the stage production and visual effects to be just as impressive. Rather than settling for less than completely amazing, we are seeking funds to develop incredible lighting and multimedia stage design for the show.

For this reason we have launched a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter and our own Forever Dangerous website.  My hope is that Michael's fans around the world have faith in me to make Forever Dangerous a show we can all be proud of that will truly honor his amazing legacy.

As we have developed Forever Dangerous over the past year, we have received such overwhelming interest that we made the decision to widen the scope of the show to the level of a full touring production complete with state of the art sound, lighting and special effects.  

To help realize this dream we have joined forces with renowned lighting/production designer Marc Brickman.  Marc is a legend in the industry and has designed amazing shows for the likes of Paul McCartney, Cirque Du Soleil and Pink Floyd.  His extensive knowledge and experience will enable us to create a state-of-the-art special effects and multimedia stage design that the show deserves and the fans expect.  

The associated costs to achieve this level of production requires us to secure additional funding. Instead of seeking traditional entertainment industry backing that I believe would compromise the creative control and overall integrity of the show, we have instead opted to come directly to the fans.

Please join me to help make Forever Dangerous everything it can and should be.  You will see that we have created some fantastic rewards available exclusively for everyone who pledges. And I assure you every penny we raise on Kickstarter and through our own site will be used solely for the purpose of achieving these goals and realizing my vision for Forever Dangerous.

My vision is that Forever Dangerous will take the audience back in time on a journey to experience the magic of Michael Jackson through my eyes and memories.  I am creating this show for all of Michael Jackson's fans, especially those who never had the opportunity to see Michael perform live.

Forever Dangerous recreates extraordinary moments of some of the most exciting live concerts in history.  We achieve a level of realism and authenticity unlike anything else in part due to my personal firsthand knowledge from touring with Michael Jackson for a decade. 

I believe audiences will find Forever Dangerous very impressive for a number of reasons.  First of all, our cast, crew and band are fantastic and the amazing look and talent of Carlo Riley as Michael Jackson is simply unmatched. 

We have also developed many original elements that I feel make the show particularly exciting.  In addition to Michael's classic arrangements, we are incorporating new interpretations of some of the music and choreography. For example, we have created original mash-ups of songs and taken live versions of others and added original twists that the fans will really appreciate.  

I am also approaching some of the music from a more guitar-centric place while still maintaining the integrity of Michael’s incredible work.  As a guitarist, adding this dynamic is especially appealing to me and something that I think really makes Forever Dangerous unique.

Forever Dangerous is the real deal.  It is the show I believe Michael Jackson fans all around the world have been patiently waiting for and I cannot wait to share it with them. 

In 1987 Jennifer Batten was selected from over one hundred guitarists for Michael Jackson's "Bad" Tour to play lead guitar in the highly skilled band which toured the world for one and a half years playing for over four and a half million people.

After the” Bad” Tour', she began work on her own album "Above, Below, and Beyond” with renown producer (and Stevie Wonder guitarist) Michael Sembello.

In the spring of '92, she again joined Michael Jackson for his "Dangerous Tour" and 1993 Superbowl XXVII's half time show which aired to one and half billion people in 80 nations. It was the largest audience in television history.

Jennifer completed her second solo record "Jennifer Batten's Tribal Rage~Momentum," and was again asked to join Michael Jackson for his 2 year world tour supporting his double album "HIStory" in 1997.

In 1998 guitar legend Jeff Beck invited Jennifer to join his band. They joined forces for 3 years on the CD’s "Who Else", and “You Had It Coming” which were both supported by world tours.

Jennifer has authored two music books and has recently released her third solo CD/DVD entitled “Whatever”.

Carlo has been featured on various entertainment programs including TMZ and Japan’s Nippon Network as well as being interviewed on television news networks around the world. He has performed solo as Michael Jackson in many countries including Germany, China, Turkey, Japan, Canada and Mexico.

Carlo has been featured on the cover of London's Sunday Times and in 2007 a picture taken at the Thriller 25th Anniversary in Tokyo of him with Michael Jackson was featured in Star magazine with the caption “Twins!”

In 2010 celebrity photographer David Lachapelle featured Carlo in a “Michael Jackson” tribute photo shoot. The images from this session were featured in various museums around the world and were published as a 3 page spread in a popular photo magazine.

Carlo appeared on stage with Rev. Jesse Jackson at the Jackson family home during the official Michael Jackson Birthday celebration in Gary, Indiana in 2012.

In 2011 Carlo was introduced to Jennifer Batten by producer Chris Fischer and the three began developing Forever Dangerous. Jennifer was impressed with Carlo’s remarkable likeness to Michael Jackson and commented “seeing him perform as Michael really brings back exciting memories and emotion from an incredible part of my life.”

Visual design can best be described as a spatial art that defines architecture as sculpting, reveling the form by painting with light and video image. As a visual designer/director, Marc Brickman uses energy technologies as translators of form and space. 

Marc is a world renowned visual designer/director whose work and profile have been featured in publications and broadcasts including the New York Times (Arts Feature Story, Sunday edition), the television program, 48 Hours and others. Recognized as a cutting edge creative force and innovator in the industry, Brickman's awards and accolades include Emmy Awards and Cable Ace Award nominations for production design and best director. 

His work with Pink Floyd is legendary having been viewed by millions worldwide. Other projects include: the worldwide expansion of The Blue Man Group, the Keith Urban Tour from 2007 through 2010, Cirque Du Soleil "Viva Elvis," The Black Eyed Peas Tour from 2004 through 2010 and the Lady Antebellum.

Chris Fischer's love of music began in San Francisco. Growing up in the Bay Area and listening to San Francisco's legendary bands, his passion for music and performing was hard to miss. At the early age of 16, he began organizing and producing successful local shows complete with custom staging and multiple acts. His name and successful events became popular among local bands and fans.

In 1991 he relocated to Boulder, Colorado to study at the University of Colorado. After graduating with a degree in music he was fortunate to hone his skills playing and touring with legendary Chicago drummer and co-founder Danny Seraphine from 1996-1998. It was his tenure with Seraphine that helped propel his professional music career.

In 1998 he founded Funkiphino (Funk-If-I-Know). The highly successful band, now in its 14th year, is a consistent top draw in the Rocky Mountain Region and can been seen performing regularly at music festivals, society events, fundraisers and venues.

In 2006, while Chris was producing an independent recording project he was introduced to Jennifer Batten. He immediately recognized her passion for music, incredible musicianship, and outstanding work ethic.  As a result, the two became friends and he began booking appearances and performing with Jennifer several times a year.

In 2007 and 2011 Chris and Funkiphino were featured in Mix Magazine and Keyboard Magazine. Keyboard editor, Stephen Fortner's two-page story recognized the significant role Fischer had in the design and implementation of the band's state-of-the-art sound system complete with remote mixing capabilities.

Chris' entrepreneurial spirit and love of music are constantly interlaced. As owner and president of Boomerang Enterprises, Inc., he's led the company to successful relationships with Ford, General Motors, Land Rover and Chrysler.

REWARD DETAILS - We are creating a special “I Am Forever Dangerous” section of our website to recognize all of the Forever Dangerous backers. We will show our appreciation for everyone who pledges at any level by including their names on the webpage and in the official show program.  We have also created some exciting limited edition “I Am Forever Dangerous” merchandise as rewards that will be available exclusively to our cast, crew and you, our crowdfunding supporters. 

©2013 Forever Dangerous - All Rights Reserved

“Jennifer Batten’s Forever Dangerous” is a tribute production of BFR Entertainment, Inc and is not endorsed, sponsored or affiliated with the Michael Jackson Estate or the Jackson Family Foundation.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Our goal is to produce a full production, touring theatrical tribute show that honors the legacy of Michael Jackson. Depending on the funding levels reached, we may have to limit the scope of the stage and multimedia production for our initial launch. That being said, our creative team consists of experienced and successful entertainment industry professionals that have consistently been involved in many other successful projects. Even with our very limited self-funding we have already completed much of the work which is reflected in our pre-production footage and on our website. While every project includes unforeseen risks and challenges, we are confident we will be able to deliver an amazing show.

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    With a $1 pledge, you will receive exclusive updates about the show and an electronic certificate of support. Your name will also be listed as a Forever Dangerous backer on the “I Am Forever Dangerous” section of our website and the show programs.

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    For a $5 pledge you will receive a download of an brand new instrumental version of a Michael Jackson song by Jennifer Batten. The song will be a surprise! You will also receive the electronic supporter certificate and be listed on the "I Am Forever Dangerous section of our website and show program.

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    Limited Edition Metal Badge - This 2x2” limited edition “I Am Forever Dangerous” metal and enamel badge will be individually numbered and available exclusively to cast, crew and backers. With this reward your name will also be included on the “I Am Forever Dangerous” section of our website and show program.

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    Autographed 8x10 Photo Jennifer Batten and Carlo Riley – This is official “Forever Dangerous” autographed 8x10 color photo #2 . This photo features both Jennifer Batten and Carlo Riley as Michael Jackson. Both Jennifer and Carlo will personally autograph it for you. With this reward your name will also be included on the “I Am Forever Dangerous” section of our website and show program.

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    Autographed 8x10 Photo of Jennifer Batten – This is official “Forever Dangerous” autographed 8x10” color photo #1. This amazing photo of Jennifer Batten will be personally autographed by her for you. With this reward your name will also be included on the “I Am Forever Dangerous” section of our website and show program.

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    Forever Dangerous T-Shirt - This limited edition “I Am Forever Dangerous” T-shirt features a stylized graphic of Jennifer Batten and Carlo Riley as Michael Jackson printed on the front and the “I AM Forever Dangerous” logo printed on the right sleeve. This special edition concert T-shirt is limited exclusively to cast, crew and backers. With this reward your name will also be included on the “I Am Forever Dangerous” section of our website and show program.

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    Embroidered Cap - This exclusive black “trucker style” cap is embroidered with the “Forever Dangerous” logo on the front and features a limited edition stamped metal “I Am Forever Dangerous” seal attached on the side. This special version of the cap is limited only to the cast, crew and backers. With this reward your name will also be included on the “I Am Forever Dangerous” section of our website and show program.

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    Autographed 8x10 Photos (1 and 2) and Metal Badge- Receive both official 8x10 color photos autographed by both Jennifer Batten and Carlo Riley as Michael Jackson. You will also receive the limited edition Forever Dangerous metal badge and have your name included on the “I Am Forever Dangerous” section of our website and show program.

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    Jennifer Batten Autographed CD Collection – Receive personally autographed copies of all three of Jennifer Batten’s solo releases: Above Below and Beyond, Jennifer Batten’s Tribal Rage: Momentum and Whatever (CD + DVD). Jennifer will also include some of her signature custom guitar picks. With this reward your name will also be included on the “I Am Forever Dangerous” section of our website and show program.

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    Pledge $100 or more and you will receive the official “I Am Forever Dangerous” T-shirt. This limited edition T-shirt will only be available to the cast, crew and Kickstarter contributors. It features the stylized graphic of Jennifer and Carlo on the front and the “I Am Forever Dangerous” logo on the sleeve that shows the world your support helped make the show possible. You will also receive both autographed photos the enamel badge and be listed on the ‘I Am Forever Dangerous’ contributor web page, in the photo book and show program.

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    “I Am Forever Dangerous” Merchandise Collection – Receive the complete limited edition merchandise collection: T-shirt, black cap, metal badge and both autographed 8x10 photos. With this reward your name will also be included on the “I Am Forever Dangerous” section of our website and show program.

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    Early Bird Ticket Package – Receive a pair of tickets to the show opening week (TBA) along with the exclusive “Forever Dangerous merchandise collection”: T-shirt, black cap, metal badge and both autographed 8x10 photos. (Transportation and accommodations are not included.) With this reward your name will also be included on the “I Am Forever Dangerous” section of our website and show program.

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    VIP Ticket Package - Receive a pair of tickets to the show opening week (TBA) along with the exclusive “Forever Dangerous merchandise collection”: T-shirt, black cap, metal badge and both autographed 8x10 photos. Limited to the first 50 backers, we will also include backstage passes for an exclusive meet and greet with the cast and crew including Jennifer Batten, Carlo Riley and Marc Brickman. (Transportation and accommodations are not included.) With this reward your name will also be included on the “I Am Forever Dangerous” section of our website and show program.

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    Limited Edition Art Print - This very special artwork was originally created by Jennifer’s good friend and famed Japanese artist Morito Suzuki. It features Jennifer and Michael Jackson during the Dangerous era and was created by Morito personally for Jennifer Batten and has never been available to public. Morito and Jennifer have decided to make 250 hand-numbered limited-edition prints, personally autographed by Jennifer and available to only 250 dedicated backers. With this reward your name will also be included on the “I Am Forever Dangerous” section of our website and show program.

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    Forever Dangerous Leather Tour Jacket – Receive a custom tailored Forever Dangerous leather tour jacket. These designer jackets are the same jackets made exclusively for our cast and crew. The jacket features the Forever Dangerous logo embroidered on the back and a red leather armband stitched to the right sleeve. Exclusively for backers, the jacket will include the stamped metal ‘I Am Forever Dangerous’ seal attached to the right sleeve. You will also receive the entire merchandise collection: T-shirt, black cap, metal badge and both autographed 8x10 photos and your name will be included on the “I Am Forever Dangerous” section of our website and show program.

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    Jennifer Batten Autographed Guitar – You will receive an electric guitar, like the one used in the video, personally autographed by Jennifer. She will also include a picture and video of her actually signing your guitar for you. You will also receive personally autographed copies of all 3 of Jennifer’s solo CDs and some of her custom signature guitar picks. In addition you will receive the “Forever Dangerous” merchandise collection: T-shirt, black cap, metal badge and both autographed 8x10 photos and your name will be included on the “I Am Forever Dangerous” section of our website and show program.

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    Cast Member for a Day #1 – You Are Not Alone - Have you ever wanted to be “the girl” that dances on stage with Michael Jackson during You Are Not Alone? Receive a pair of tickets to a show of your choice, a pre-show backstage pass to meet the cast and crew, the unique opportunity for a walk-on onstage experience where you will be “randomly” chosen from the audience to come up on stage and dance with Carlo during “You Are Not Alone.” Then at some point you will have to be “unwilling removed” by “Michael’s security” just like the real thing! You will also receive the “Forever Dangerous” merchandise collection: T-shirt, black cap, metal badge and both autographed 8x10 photos and your name will be included on the “I Am Forever Dangerous” section of our website and show program. (Transportation and accommodations are not included.)

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    Cast Member for a Day #2 – Thriller – Ever dream of being a Zombie in the Thriller video? Now is your chance for the next best thing! Receive a pair of tickets to a show of your choice, a pre-show backstage pass to meet the cast and crew, the unique opportunity for a walk-on onstage experience where you will be transformed into a zombie for a walk-on role during Thriller. You will also receive the “Forever Dangerous” merchandise collection: T-shirt, black cap, metal badge and both autographed 8x10 photos and your name will be included on the “I Am Forever Dangerous” section of our website and show program. (Transportation and accommodations are not included.)

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    Cast Member for a Day #4 – Smooth Criminal - Receive a pair of tickets to a show of your choice, a pre-show backstage pass to meet the cast and crew, the unique opportunity for a walk-on onstage experience where you will be transformed into slick dressed gangster for a walk-on role during Smooth Criminal. You will also receive the “Forever Dangerous” merchandise collection: T-shirt, black cap, metal badge and both autographed 8x10 photos and your name will be included on the “I Am Forever Dangerous” section of our website and show program. (Transportation and accommodations are not included.)

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    Cast Member for a Day #3 – Beat It - Are you Bad? That’s a good thing! Receive a pair of tickets to a show of your choice, a pre-show backstage pass to meet the cast and crew, the unique opportunity for a walk-on onstage experience where you will be “initiated” as a gang member for a walk-on role during Beat It. You will also receive the “Forever Dangerous” merchandise collection: T-shirt, black cap, metal badge and both autographed 8x10 photos and your name will be included on the “I Am Forever Dangerous” section of our website and show program. (Transportation and accommodations are not included.)

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    Party like a Rockstar! – This VIP level reward is an exciting opportunity to experience Forever Dangerous first class!
 You will receive a pair of tickets to the show of your choice, VIP backstage passes to an exclusive pre-show reception with the cast and crew, and limo transportation to and from all scheduled destinations. After the show, you will join select cast members including Jennifer Batten and Carlo Riley for a VIP after party and all-inclusive, very exclusive “Night on the Town.” This is guaranteed to be the night of a lifetime. You will also receive the “Forever Dangerous” merchandise collection: T-shirt, black cap, metal badge and both autographed 8x10 photos and your name will be included on the “I Am Forever Dangerous” section of our website and show program. (Transportation and accommodations are not included.)

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    Moonwalker Dance Workshop featuring Lavelle Smith Jr. and Carlo Riley - You can host this exclusive workshop at your chose location (some restrictions apply.) You and your friends will learn some of the classic dance moves from veteran Michael Jackson back up dancer Lavelle Smith Jr. and Forever Dangerous’ very own Carlo Riley as Michael Jackson. You will also receive the “Forever Dangerous” merchandise collection: T-shirt, black cap, metal badge and both autographed 8x10 photos and your name will be included on the “I Am Forever Dangerous” section of our website and show program.

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    Jennifer Batten Private Concert Performance - Experience Jennifer Batten in a private concert performance for you and your guests. At a location of your choosing, Jennifer will perform her original music and instrumental versions of Michael Jackson songs set to video that she has produced. (some restrictions apply.) During the show Jennifer will share stories about her career and time on the road with both Michael Jackson and Jeff Beck. You will also receive the “Forever Dangerous” merchandise collection: T-shirt, black cap, metal badge and both autographed 8x10 photos and your name will be included on the “I Am Forever Dangerous” section of our website and show program.

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