You’ve probably heard of tour riders before.
They’re a list of terms and demands that a venue needs to fulfill for an artist/band to perform.
Specific foods and drinks are usually included on these lists, but sometimes artists and bands have some diva-like demands.
You can check out some of the most ridiculous demands here, but I’ve highlighted a couple rock and rollers below:
All lamps must be halogen floor lamps with dimmer switch.
Only animal free materials (cottons, denims, velour, etc.)
Do not provide furniture made of any animal skin or print.
Do not provide artificial versions of animal skin or print either.
No leather seating is allowed in the black stretch limousine either.
Arrange for a dry cleaner before arrival.
6 Full and leafy floor plants, but no trees.
We want plants that are just as full on the bottom as the top such as palm, bamboo, peace lilies, etc. No tree trunks!
$50.00 – One large arrangement of white Casablanca lilies with lots of foliage.
$40.00 – One long stemmed arrangement of pale pink and white roses with lots of foliage.
$35 One arrangement of freesia. It comes in various colors so please mix them up. Freesia is a favorite.
20 dozen clean towels outside of the production office.
A copy of USA Today that’s got a story about morbidly obese people in it
6 bottles of Grolsch or decent local beer
F—— loads of good red wines
6 large bottles of good quality sparkling water
3 cases x 12 oz bottles of still mineral water
6 bottles of alcohol free beer
1 case of big bottles of good, premium beer
A bottle of vodka
Cauliflower/broccoli, cut into individual florets and thrown immediately into the garbage. I f—— hate that.
M&MS (WARNING: ABSOLUTELY NO BROWN ONES)
1 large tube of KY jelly
3 packs of Marlboro cigarettes (box)
Herring in sour cream
2 gallons non-carbonated, bottled spring water
3 fifths Jack Daniels Black Label bourbon
2 fifths Stolichnaya vodka
1 pint Southern Comfort
2 bottles Blue Nun white wine