More Concert Rider Fun

Whenever a band agrees to play a concert, there’s a part of the contract that’s known as the “rider.” 

This is the list of things the promoter is required to provide in the dressing room for the artist before, during and after the show. 

Most performers are quite reasonable about these things–but others are, well, a little weird. 

Marilyn Manson’s rider begins normal enough–ten packs of Tic-Tacs, five packs of spearmint gum–but then it ends with “one pair of queen-size pantyhose.” 

And consider what the guys in a band called Monster Magnet demand: several pairs of edible panties and two blow-up sex dolls, one male and one female.  I really don’t want to know…

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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