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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