Ever wonder what a celebrity diet looks like or what foods your favorite stars savor before or after a stage performance? Well, thanks to documentation from tour riders you don’t have to keep guessing any further.
We mean famous musicians like Lady Gaga, Justine Bieber, Beyoncé, The Rollings Stones, Eminem…etc. Besides the terms a venue must satisfy before the artist comes to perform, here are little-known lists of celebrity diet as published by The Smoking Gun – most of which you’d never expect.
Food Your Favorite Stars Actually Eat Backstage
Queen Bey actually requested baked chicken breasts, legs, and wings that must be “Heavily Seasoned!!” with cayenne, salt, pepper, and garlic. Talk about spicy food.
2. The Rolling Stones
Did you know The Rolling Stone’ s”A Bigger Bang Tour” is the second-highest-grossing concert tour of all time, worth $558,255,524? Now that you do, here’s how they like their food served.
First, they had actual people in their 1997 tour rider. The band requested for “two smartly dressed, well-groomed hostesses to assist in serving food in the band lounge. Table waiting experience preferred.”
The ‘Hello’ singer for some reason has specified that she prefer non-organic honey instead, according to her tour riders. As you’d guess why a singer would need honey, it might fascinate you to know that Adele’s song, ‘Someone Like You’ is the second most downloaded song in the UK.
4. John Mayer
If you haven’t seen him on stage with a guitar, you wouldn’t believe he is a 7-time Grammy Award winner. But let’s stick to the kind of food likes to grab every now and then. Mayer’s 2006 tour rider includes “one Box of a Kids Brand Cereal” either Cap’n Crunch, Cinnamon Toast or Crisp.
5. Lady Gaga
Professionally known as Lady Gaga, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta’s list of food demands once included a whole roasted chicken and cheese — but only “non-smelly,” “non-sweaty” varieties.
6. Lupe Fiasco
The famous American rapper’s 2009 tour rider called for an “ice crème sundae bar” of epic proportions. which was required to include several flavors of ice “crème,” nuts, sprinkles, hot fudge, and apple pie, glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts and warm brownies.
7. Christina Aguilera
In 2000, the Pop singer and Diva requested nothing Flintstones vitamins to remain healthy on the move.
With those intense gazes and instantly recognisable face, isn’t it heartwarming to learn that your favorite star, Eminem has requested for food like sandwich supplies with 6 packages of turkey and ham Lunchables? He actually wanted those back in 2010.
9. Jack White
Jack White of the White Stripes, has requested for a specific homemade guacamole recipe. His rider also had a “no banana policy” due to the singer’s allergy to the fruit.
Justin Bieber’s kind of celebrity diet surely comes with special tags. You may call it the Bieber special treat, but the Canadian singer requires a personal chef who will make dishes named after his songs. This was according to a rider leaked before Bieber’s May 2017 concert in Mumbai, India. Besides that, the document also reveals that Justin Bieber needs a private jet on standby, a backstage massage table, twelve white handkerchiefs, Haribo Cola Gummies, several packages of white t-shirts, among other things. Not too much to ask coming from a star who commands more than 98 million followers on Instagram.
11. Kanye West
Kanye West reportedly requested for a slushy machine with mixtures of Hennessy and Coke as well as lemonade and Grey Goose, in one of his numerous tours.
The Hips Don’t Lie crooner asked for an oddly specific backstage fruit basket with exactly “3 Hawaiian Papayas (small) 3 Mangos, 3 Peaches and 6 Bananas,” during one of her music performances.
According to one rider, TLC once requested “a crock pot” full of “freshly made” vegetarian soup.
14. Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi once demanded, “1 large urn containing hot home-made low-fat chicken noodle soup” with enough bowls and spoons for 10 people. Of course, he’s got his team to party with.
15. Backstreet Boys
The Backstreet Boys is one group that tried stick to healthy celebrity diet when they go on tour. Their rider specified “NO chocolate, candy chips or junk food of any kind” in the dressing room. Instead, they asked for water, milk, fruit and vegetables, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.