12 Surprising Things That Your Favorite Stars Eat on Tour
Here's what stars ask to have in the dressing room. And you thought picking out all the brown M&Ms was a weird request!
As a vegan, Carrie Underwood has some strict requirements for her dressing room before shows. No meat or dairy products are allowed, and the country star prefers to have a variety of hot teas plus honey and lemon. Underwood’s room also needs to be stocked with organic fruits and vegetables, three kinds of hummus, Smart Water, Vitamin Water, Honest Tea-brand green tea, Diet Coke and two packets of peppermint gum.
Justin Bieber’s food requests on tour are not that unusual. He likes fruits, vegetables, bread with deli meats, potato chips, mixed nuts and Swedish Fish. What is unusual is everything else he demands—including four packages of men’s white T-shirts, three packages of socks and a Vicks steam inhaler.
Inside Beyoncé’s dressing room that is exactly 78 degrees per the singer’s request, you’ll find a variety of delicious foods and snacks. When you walk in, you’ll find juicy baked chicken legs, wings and breast meat all “HEAVILY SEASONED” with fresh garlic, seasoned salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper.
When it comes to tour food, Will Ferrell keeps it simple. The comedian likes his dressing room stocked with Guinness beer, Smart Water, assorted sodas, raw almonds and protein bars. As for his other requirements? Make sure to get an electric scooter, a fake tree and even a rainbow. Ferrell spares no expense when it comes to over-the-top props for his show, so be ready to laugh!
Mariah Carey is known for getting what she wants and has some pretty specific tastes while she’s on tour. The singer likes her dressing room stocked with Fiji Water, chilled chardonnay, Opus One Cabernet Sauvignon, Coke, Diet Coke, vanilla protein drinks, sparkling water, melon and strawberry Gatorade and two vases of white roses.
In addition to a framed picture of astronomer Carl Sagan, musician Pharrell Williams needs some specific drinks on tour as well. “SUPER COLD” soda, pomegranate juice, alkaline water, Red Bull, lemon San Pellegrino and Pedialyte all make this singer happy.
Lady Gaga is a woman after our own hearts. Forget the specific-flavored Gatorade and protein drinks! She goes all out on tour with tortilla chips and guacamole, one plate of “non-smelly, non-sweaty” cheese, dark chocolate-covered almonds and a whole roast chicken.
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Kanye West likes to stay hydrated on tour. In addition to the Carmex lip balm, Nivea lotion and Neutrogena face scrub, the singer requires 24 bottles of spring water, eight bottles of Vitamin Water, 24 bottles of Propel Water and assorted sodas and juices. It’s a good idea to hydrate since West also demands Hennessy, Absolut vodka, Patron Silver tequila and Heineken.
Katy Perry’s dressing room sounds absolutely delicious. While on tour, the singer requires dry roasted edamame, freeze-dried strawberries, pita bread with hummus, dried apples, tortilla chips with salsa and Hanover Honey Mustard and Onion Pretzels.
Blake Shelton’s tour food sounds a lot like a 10-year-old boy’s dream. The country singer survives on 2% milk, fruit juice, peanut butter, cereal, beef jerky, Sun Chips, Cheetos, barbecue chips and Hershey’s Chocolate Minis.
Another reason we love singer Alicia Keys is that she keeps her tour food simple. Keys sticks with vanilla soy milk, chocolate almond milk, apple juice, cranberry juice, Vitamin Water and medicinal tea. She also enjoys a tuna salad sandwich on wheat bread and Quaker instant oatmeal.
Not only does John Mayer’s tour food need to come from an organic grocery store, but the singer has one of the longest tour riders of any star. In addition to the green tea, organic rye bread, thinly sliced ham and whole milk, the singer keeps people on their toes by requesting a copy of the New York Times and two tubes of krazy glue for his dressing room.