Contact Us

Bizarre Tour Rider Requests

Simone Joyner / Frazer Harrison / Jo Hale, Getty Images

Before you judge this list of bizarre tour rider requests too harshly, think about it — you’re a rock star! You’ve amassed a certain amount of fame, and with that comes the pull to request whatever it is your heart desires. Venues and promoters all over the land will move heaven and earth to get it for you just so you’ll come play your hit songs for audiences in their town. What would you ask for?

This is where the tour rider becomes all-important. It’s a list of instructions from a band on how the venue should be prepared for their arrival. Details range from the technical (see Cheap Trick‘s staging requests and what might make them reconsider) to the personal (really Peter Gabriel, a hippie massage?).

As you’ll learn, even the most seemingly bizarre demands (Van Halen, why are you hating on the brown M&M’s?) turn out to have reason and value. So without any further adieu, let’s look at some of the most bizarre tour rider requests:

Read the First Bizarre Tour Rider Request

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://ultimateclassicrock.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Ultimate Classic Rock quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Ultimate Classic Rock quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!