Now That the Foo Fighters Are Touring Again, It’s Time to Revisit Their Contract Rider Rules

The concert rider is the part of the agreement between the promoter and an artist about what has to be provided to the artist and crew before, during and after a gig. Most of it’s pretty mundane–load-in/load-out times, electrical requirements, catering for the crew and so on–but where it can get fun is the section that deals with artist requests for the dressing room.

The Smoking Gun is a great repository of riders.  One of the best-ever is this 2011 illustrated rider from the Foo Fighters. With the band preparing to spend much of 2015 on the road, here’s hoping that this year’s edition will be even better.

Foo Fighters rider 1

Foo Fighters rider 2

Foo Fighters rider 3

 

Foo Fighters rider 4

 

See the whole thing at Twisted Sifter.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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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