When an artist goes on tour, there is a lot of planning to do before they hit the stage to perform for thousands of fans. Set lists, stage design, special effects, and sound checks are all critical aspects to a successful tour. Yet, the most important part of a tour for an artist is their rider.
What's a rider? A rider is a performer's list of demands that must be fulfilled by each venue that their tour stops at. These often include flower arrangements, a room set a specific temperature, but most importantly, food.
From candy to alcohol, guacamole to macaroni and cheese, you'll be surprised by what your favorite artists want in their dressing rooms before they step on stage.
Scroll through to see the wild demands:
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