Adele, Bieber, Beyonce & Jay-Z celebrity riders revealed

Revised September 2021

Celebs are used to being treated like royalty. So it really shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear about their diva-ish backstage demands.

We all love to know how the stars relax backstage on tour. There have been plenty of reports around certain stars and their demands – so we’ve rounded up some of the best ‘reported’ celebrity rider requests. … What Do celebs includingEd Sheeran to Beyonce Demand Have On Tour?


P!nk has given us an insight into her rider. Turns out that being a proud parent has changed the pop star’s backstage wishlist, but only a little bit. “There’s still whisky on my rider, thank you very much!” she insisted. “Also eco friendly pacifiers, string cheese…”

One Direction


Sadly, the boys are stil on a Hiatus, though here at MarkMeets having met the boys several times, we know Harry is partial to organic guacamole to use as a dip.

Another day, another celebrity rider uncovered. This time it’s the turn of One Direction and, in true boy band fashion, the former-band’s demands were pretty exhaustive and entertaining.

Featuring a ‘large, glass fronted drinks fridge’, ‘a ping pong table’, ‘a pinball table’, ‘three cases of local beer’, ‘four star dressing rooms’ with a ‘pleasant ambience’, ‘wall-to-wall freshly cleaned and deodorized carpet’ and ‘a supply of soft toilet tissue and odorless air freshener’, it’s hard to find fault in this list. I mean, who doesn’t want soft toilet tissue?!


Much like her hubby Jay, Bey’s rider request extends to include the needs of Blue Ivy (“all rooms designated for Beyoncé’s use must be ‘baby-proofed'”) and, no doubt, now Sir and Rumi Carter.

“Dressing room should accommodate 8 people. In addition to the following food and beverages, Beyoncé’s primary dressing room should be furnished comfortably to create a “sitting room” atmosphere with the room temperature to be set at seventy-two (72) degrees.”

What is it with these guys and 72 degrees?!

Bey likes her food and bevs “presented on a table with a clean white tablecloth, linen napkins, silverware, disposable plates and silverware, drinking glasses and China plates, cups and saucers.” The food and beverages in question? A large turkey deli tray, eight bananas, five whole grapefruits, hard boiled eggs and one jar of jalapenos.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber went viral for the millionth time in his career back in May of this year when the alleged rider for his appearance in Mumbai was leaked by a music journalist. Are you ready for this? It’s beefy…

 “A convoy of 10 luxury sedans and 2 Volvo buses will be at the disposal of the artist and his entourage of 120 people through their stay, with a Rolls Royce reserved for the Grammy winner himself.

10 containers will be flown in with items like a ping pong table, playstation… sofa set, washing machine, refrigerator, upholstery, wardrobe cupboard, massage table that will be used backstage. Arrangements for a Jacuzzi have also been made for Bieber’s personal use to unwind before he takes to the stage.”

But that’s not all:

“A special Indian Yoga Casket containing aromatic essential oils: jasmine, mogra, rose and camphor incense sticks…”

We could go on. Really. It’s a long ol’ list. Let’s all spare a moment for the assistant in charge of sourcing all of Bieber’s must-haves. (Does anyone know what ‘mogra’ is?)

Lana Del Rey

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 “I ask for a kettle and water and ginger. Do we have anything else? Oh, pizza!” As for the pizza topping? That’s still to be confirmed, but we dig Lana’s sweet and simple approach to tour life.


Jay Z

He’s one of the biggest stars in the world – so it’s hardly surprising that Jay-Z’s alleged rider demands are lavish and extensive.

Jay (real name: Shawn Corey Carter) requested the following while headlining at the University of Arizona back in 2009: a late-model black Maybach, a dressing room kept at 72 degrees, two bottles of $300 champers and ‘good quality’ peanut butter and jelly.

In a more recent tour rider for Jay’s and Ye’s ‘Watch The Throne’ Tour, the rapper factored in Blue Ivy’s needs, stating: “For starters, the entire suite must be childproofed with all corners, sharp edges, and electrical outlets all covered, and statues, lamps and breakable objects removed. Blue only drinks organic whole milk.


As backstage riders go, Adele’s is fairly simple.


The Someone Like You singer likes to indulge in an assortment of chewing gum, a plate of freshly made sandwiches (although they can’t contain tomatoes, vinegar, chili or citrus fruit), bite-size chocolate bars and twelve bottles of beer. Although, it has to be noted, “North American beer is NOT acceptable”.

Loud and clear, Adele. Loud and clear.

Ed Sheeran

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The red-head crooner has surprisingly modest taste for a platinum-selling international star, it seems. Channel 7’s Sunrise reported earlier this year that Sheeran wanted nothing more than ‘a bottle of Robinson’s squash, six cans of fizzy drink and one jar of Manuka honey.’

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