Ongoing History Daily: The Killers’ concert rider

A contract rider is part of the agreement between a promoter and a band over what must be provided to the band before, during, and after a show. A big part of the ride is the food and drink that’s required in the dressing room. The Killers were once very, very meticulous about what alcohol they were to be provided.

On their 2006 today, it was specified that on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, the booze required was Maker’s Mark whiskey and Absolut vodka. If it was a Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday, the requirements were Jack Daniel’s and gin. And Sunday? Nothing but tequila and Jameson Irish Whiskey.

Nice to have some variety, I guess.

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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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