Last time, Mike presented some of the craziest artist riders, which included Katy Perry, Iggy Pop, Van Halen, and the Foo Fighters.
While Katy Perry demanded "ABSOLUTELY NO CARNATIONS," the Foo Fighters took a lighter approach with odd and funny requests like "one bag of Pirate Booty (but not Johnny Depp's), 24 large bath towels (under threat of a wedgie), 75 pounds of ice, and vegetarian soup (lest there be flatulence among the road crew)."
Since it's public knowledge that some celebrities go a bit over-the-top when it comes to creating a list of requests, it should come as no surprise when I say here are five additional crazy artist riders, plus three of the most reasonable.
You know I love Beyonce. Given that she's kind of a big deal, I'd expect nothing more than extravagant requests for her tour. A few weeks back, the rider for Beyonce's Mrs. Carter Show World Tour supposedly leaked, and here are some of the items on it.
- Freshly painted white walls
- A new toilet seat
- Hand-carved ice balls — AKA ice cubes
- Red toilet paper
- No junk food
- 100% pure cotton clothes for her staff — obviously Queen Bey thinks of others
- Titanium drinking straws — a cool $935 each
I don't even know if these are true, but what Beyonce wants, Beyonce gets.
Earlier today, The Monkees announced they will be heading out on the road for a 24-date tour called "A Midsummer's Night With the Monkees." Featuring the surviving members Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork, the tour kicks off in Port Chester, NY, and wraps in Portland, OR.
Each tour date will present the Monkees' music in chronological order. Video and photos will help tell the band's story from its inception to present day, including big songs like "I'm a Believer" and later hits like "Pleasant Valley Sunday." The band decided to do another tour following the success of their reunion tour in late 2012. Full tour dates are behind the jump. Click here for tickets.
Remember “MmmBop”? Or maybe you do but you wish you didn’t? Whatever, Hanson is back, and it’s April 2 so you know I’m not joking.
The thing is, for Hanson fans, the band never left, as they’ve been releasing albums and touring since their “MmmBop” fame.They have ten albums under their belt, eleven tours, and this year marks their 21 year anniversary. Pretty impressive.
Yesterday, the band members announced they will be releasing another record, “Anthem,” on June 18, followed by a tour, which kicks off in June. Tickets will likely be available over the next few days, so keep checking back. Until then, if “MmmBop” was the last Hanson song you heard, there’s a lot of catching up to do. Or you can check out this Taylor Swift cover they recently did, because why not?
Justin Timberlake is pretty much on fire after selling nearly 1 million records his first week (almost unheard of these days) and planning what’s arguably one of the biggest tours of the summer with Jay-Z.
On the heels of his latest single, "Mirrors," he announced that following the Legends of Summer tour, he’ll head back out on the road, sans Jay-Z, for a fall tour.
His manager said, "Yeah. Probably he’ll go out sometime in the fall. We haven’t routed that yet or figured out what cities we’re going to play. I know we’ll start in North America first. But again, our focus is getting the album out and getting the Jay/Justin piece done. And I would say sometime in April/May we’ll announce when Justin is going to put his own solo tour out."
I take that "probably" and argue it's a "needs to happen, and likely will." I should totally be his manager.
Lady Gaga has announced that she will have to cancel the remainder of her "Born This Way" tour. Earlier this week, Gaga postponed four shows, citing a performance injury.
She tweeted, "I've been hiding a show injury and chronic pain for some time now. Over the past month it has worsened. I've been praying it would heal. To the fans in Chicago, Detroit, and Hamilton, I hope you can forgive me, as it is nearly impossible for me to forgive myself. I'm devastated and sad. It will hopefully heal as soon as possible. I hate this. I hate this so much. I love you and I'm sorry."
At the time of her tweets, which came Feb. 12, Gaga believed she’d just have to postpone four shows, which she’d make up at the end of her tour.
As it turns out, she will need surgery for a "labral tear of the right hip," according to LittleMonsters.com. While some are likely disappointed, most of Mother Monster’s fans have been supportive, and I can only imagine how Mother Monster feels, considering she seems to care about her fans a great deal. Get well soon, Gaga!