It’s common news by now that celebrities on tour have some of the most unusual demands. But Madonna’s tour demands are easily on top of that list. Intrawebs and InTouch Weekly have a list of some of Madonna’s most bizarre tour demands.
Madonna is a world renowned artist. Her current international tour is her ninth in the decades-long career. Everybody wants a piece of Madonna and seeing one of her performances is surely on many people’s bucket-lists. But being away from her home and living in a hotel room for months at a time, isn’t exactly easy to handle, so it’s no brainer the queen has some demands.
A source told the Daily Star, “Madonna has probably the longest list of requirements of any of the world’s music stars. She expects things to be just right or it puts her off her stage show”.
According to Intrawebs’ list, one of Madonna’s most important tour demands pertains to her huge staff. Madonna travels accompanied by as many as 200 persons and another 30 bodyguards. She has her own chef, acupuncturist and yoga instructor as well as a dry cleaner to handle any wardrobe stain.
Her dressing room must always have 20 international phone lines and hotels are required to drape her room in a special fabric. InTouch Weekly reports that Madonna “requires all furniture be removed from the rooms and replaced with her own pieces that she has shipped in”.
Also, another tour demand is having the dressing room and hotel room “filled with lilies and white and light-pink roses that have stems trimmed to precisely six inches”. The point is to have her hotel room feel like home and at the end of an exhausting flawless performance, Madonna really deserves some peace and quiet in the comfort of her “home”.
Of course, when taking a look at Intrawebs’ list, Madonna’s tour demands are bizarre for the ordinary people, but only excessive or a bit extravagant when compared to those of other artists. A brief look at The Smoking Gun’s backstage riders name list shows there’s not a celebrity that hasn’t some peculiar tour demand.
Take for instance Van Halen’s demand to have brown M&M’s removed from the candy bowl or Iggy Pop’s 18 pages of requests.