R&B singer Rihanna‘s rider, or list of items requested, for her Last Girl on Earth world tour has hit the Internet and includes specific demands pertaining to her dressing rooms.
Each item has been described in released contractual documents.
With the U.S. leg of Rihanna’s 2010 world tour scheduled to kick off next month in Auburn, Washington, concert promoters are preparing to deal with the singer’s very specific backstage demands. According to her tour rider, excerpted below, Rihanna (real name: Robin Fenty) is rather particular when it comes to candles, flowers, and seating in her dressing room. A six-foot couch needs to be “White, Cloth, Plush (No leather)” and “wide enough for her to stretch out on and sometime take a nap.” Animal print throw pillows (“Cheetah, Leopard”) cannot have sequins. Since Rihanna’s arena digs are often locker rooms normally occupied by basketball and hockey players, the spaces need to be spruced up with “Icy Blue Chiffon” placed atop drapery and “Archipelago Black Forest Candles.” The bathroom, of course, must be “spotless,” and the toilet has to be deep cleaned before the star’s arrival. Rihanna, 22, also requires a large throw rug (plush, with an animal print) in her dressing room. The rug, her rider notes, “must be CLEAN, as she will walk on it barefoot.” Though perhaps shower slippers or flip-flops are advisable considering the sweaty occupants who normally fill these spaces. (The Smoking Gun)
Her nationwide tour is scheduled to begin in early July and run through late summer.
The tour will begin in Seattle on July 2 and make 25 stops, including Los Angeles on July 21 and New York’s Madison SquareGarden on August 12, before concluding on August 25 in Chicago. Tickets go on sale at LiveNation.com on Friday (April 9). Additional dates will be announced. (MTV)
Rapper Nicki Minaj was initially slated to join the tour before removing herself last spring.
“When I first heard about the possibility of touring with Rihanna, I was thrilled to be included on the ticket. I admire Rihanna as an artist and I know it would’ve been a killer line up. I’m disappointed that the timing won’t work, but I hope we’ll be able to revisit the opportunity in the future.” (Statement)
She has since been replaced by Gym Class Heroes’ Travis McCoy.
Travie McCoy is one lucky guy. The Gym Class Heroes frontman has been invited to spend the summer with two of pop’s hottest stars, Rihanna and Ke$ha. Travie, who released his solo debut album Lazarus last week, will be the sole male act on Rihanna’s “Last Girl on Earth” tour, with supporting act Ke$ha, when it kicks off on July 2 in Auburn, Wash. He fills in for Nicki Minaj, who pulled out of the trek a couple days after dates were announced, so she could focus on recording her debut album. (Rap-Up)
Check out a recent Rihanna interview down below: