Katy Perry's Demanding, Specific Tour Rider Leaks

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​Working for Katy Perry can be even more demanding than you might think
, according to the Amplifier.

Six pages of Katy Perry's long list of on-the-road requirements have leaked online, and she seems to be yet another big-headed celebrity who makes herself out to be a lot more important than she actually is. 

In fact, according to her 45 page-long tour rider, if you accidentally mix in some carnations with the rest of the flowers in her dressing room, you're fired. Katy Perry hates that shit; how didn't you know that?!

It's a mystery how Katy could demand such large quantities of food in her dressing room and still look like her waist is small enough to fit into kids' size jeans (except her ass wouldn't also fit in them). Among the list of foods she seemingly can't live without before she goes on stage are a bowl of whole fresh organic fruit, dried and unsweetened apples or pears, freeze dried strawberries, chips and salsa, Newman's Own high protein pretzels as well as Snyder's of Hanover honey mustard and onion pretzels, two bottles of pinot grigio, a six pack of Sprite or Fresca, six each of assorted flavors of Fuze Slenderize and Vitamin Water, and more. First of all, if she has that much to drink she'll practically have to pee on stage. Secondly, Katy is not an astronaut, so she should have no dire need for freeze-dried strawberries, dammit.

Additionally, there is a whole page of rules for whoever is hired to drive Katy Perry anywhere. The driver must keep the window halfway down during every pick up and drop off. Furthermore, the driver cannot open doors, look at her in the back seat in the rear view mirror, or use any lane other than the carpool lane while on the highway. And if the driver is ever in doubt about anything, he must always ask and never assume.

The part of the tour rider that's particularly disgusting is the segment that states that Katy's personal manager is supposed to use secondary market ticket retailers, like StubHub, to resell any tickets given to him/her by the promoter and keep the profit for Katy's company, Kitty Purry Inc. Isn't she making enough money already? Katy Perry's lovable attitude had me fooled until now. I can't believe she would approve something like that. That's not ladylike behavior, Katy.

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17 comments
Missbraceface101
Missbraceface101

I don't know about anyone else but she's a celebrity!!! come on!!! If I had power and was rich and famous I'd do the exact same thing!!! and who cares if she has a big head and wants that stuff, it isn't like she is your best buddy and is being a bitch to you, it DOESN'T affect you! She sings music and that's all she is sposed to do, who cares what kind of person she is! she's her and you are you, get over it -_-

Ted Greenbaum
Ted Greenbaum

You clearly don't know the touring industry at all! This is not an atypical rider. You say it's 45 pages, most of which I'm sure deals with sound, lighting, venue requirements and the like. The food requirements are usually for an entire band, and even if it's just for her, her requests are not out of the ordinary. You want to see an outrageous rider, check out Chuck Berry's (or at least the rider he used to have). He got into things like the temperature of the dressing room and how far hot and cold running water was from it (if not in the same room) and if any of his long list of requirements couldn't be fulfilled he stated in the rider that the promoter would have to give him $2,000 cash before he went onstage. He almost always got that $2,000 because the rider was almost impossible to meet to a T. So, before you criticize an artist like this, do some research on industry norms and standards.

RusselB
RusselB

"You look so dumblike, without any brainwork on...."

francesca
francesca

OMG THIS STORY IS JUST GETTING WAY OUT OF HAND! ..... it started from like two requests and then escalates into something  for instance the last paragraph here! well all i can say is that i think this is all a load of CRAP! she seems and is a lovely caring person and all i can say is piss off to the people like this that will do anything to put her down.sincerly a dedicated KATY KAT!

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

You don't really understand how Riders work, do you? Nothing particularly surprising here, the food and accommodations are all normal for as large a group as Katy Perry would have with her, the Carnations thing could be allergy related(Nice lie on the whole "if you accidentally mix in some carnations with the rest of the flowers in her dressing room, you're fired", it just says 'Absolutely no carnations'.

The driver stuff seems pretty normal for someone who wants the guy to concentrate on the road, and doesn't want their driver staring at them(Another distortion, the Rider says the driver is not to stair(sic) at her, NOT that the driver cannot look at her.), the 'opening the door' thing is so you don't have a Keystone Kops incident when he is dancing around with security trying to open her door when she has people who do that. Hell, you think someone as uptight and demanding as you are trying to pint her would have an item in the Rider that said that 'we're not in a race, slow down, watch for pedestrians, don't get a ticket, all that jazz...

As for the tickets thing, it uses StubHub "by way of example only", meaning that they are just putting a name out there. It could be that the promoters are holding tickets, and then selling them for an inflated profit and keeping the money, while claiming that they have given them away to VIP's, who knows.

Either way, this is a STELLAR piece of Yellow Journalism, and I don't even particularly like Katy Perry...

Central Scrutinizer
Central Scrutinizer

Not too outlandish, but the spelling and grammar are atrocious. Of the rider, that is - we already expect that from the writers.

Asya
Asya

+5 for the first comment! haha absolutely genius, I also think the author makes a big fuss out of nothing.. so thumbs up for Agakiriav!

Agakiriav
Agakiriav

 You're being a fucking moron, author. This is the most tame tour rider I've ever seen.

You want to know why she needs that much food in her dressing room? BECAUSE IT ISN'T ALL FOR HER. There are OTHER people in her dressing room. Also, ever thought she might want some options on what she wants to eat any given night?The driver's rules are all totally reasonable, too. You're just being a douchebag.

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