In concerts and musical performances, a rider is a set of requests or demands that a performer sets as criteria for their performance and their backstage areas. Types of riders include hospitality and technical and the hospitality rider is a list of requests for the comfort of the artist on the day of the show. COMMON requests include specific foods and beverages, alcohol, towels, ice, transportation and hotels. However, these are mega rock stars we are talking about here and their riders are a little bit more bizarre, to say the least, and some quite funny. These venues better make sure they have no brown M&M’s on hand, man sized Kleenex, a few oxygen tanks and more to keep these rock stars happy!
Flip through the ‘Most Bizarre Tour Rider Requests’ gallery to learn more!
This gallery uses material found from actual tour riders over the years from the bands listed. Featured photo © KSHE 95