The folks behind the Smoking Gun have unearthed another tour rider, this time belonging to pop diva Katy Perry. The 45-page document has allegedly been produced ahead of her tour that begins next month, and it’s packed full of the kind of batshit demands we’d hope our biggest pop stars would be indulging in.
Apparently her dressing room on each date should be draped in cream or soft pink, and the refrigerator must contain a glass door. Also, a flower arrangement containing “white and purple hydrangeas, pink & white roses and peonies” is essential, although she will settle for a “selection of seasonal white flowers to include white orchids.” However, any foolhardy promoter thinking of veering from such requests should take heed of one of the underlined caveats: “ABSOLUTELY NO CARNATIONS.”
And we wonder why there’s no money in the music industry? It’s all being spent on Katy Perry’s drapes and flower arrangements. Chauffeurs get a particularly hard time under Perry’s brutal regime. There’s a 23-point “principle driver policy” included in the document, which forbids conversation and requests for autographs or pictures.
Doesn’t touring with Perry sound like so much fun? The best part is the demand that the promoters hold back tickets for the shows so Perry and her crew can sell them on the “secondary market.” The Smoking Gun speculates that this means they are being scalped at inflated prices. So if you’re looking for an explanation on how some of the money for all this extravagance is clawed back, that just may be the answer.
[via The Smoking Gun]