BACKSTAGE RIDER: Arena Rock

Sheryl Crow '02

Sheryl Crow '02

When it comes to Sheryl Crow's touring requirements, if it's Tuesday, this must be Bombay. Gin that is.

The rock star's performance contract includes specific day-to-day instructions on what kind of booze Sheryl needs in her dressing room (TSG has never seen such attention to detail in any other concert rider we've posted).

For each show, Crow requires 12 bottles of Grolsch beer, 6 bottles of "local" beer, and a bottle each of "good Australian Cabernet" and "good Merlot." As for the harder stuff, promoters are directed to purchase specific booze depending on what day of the week the concert falls, as this rider excerpt reveals.

Additionally, when the global warming warrior hits the road, her touring entourage (and equipment) travels in three tractor trailers, four buses, and six cars. Now that's a carbon footprint! (4 pages)

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