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Sleigh Bells' Tour Essentials: From Dave Eggers to Dogs

Alexis Krauss
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Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells performs onstage during the 2016 Billboard Hot 100 Festival - Day 1 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Aug. 20, 2016 in Wantagh, New York.

Before Sleigh Bells support their new album Jessica Rabbit with a sprawling 2017 tour, singer Alexis Krauss, 31, shares why her pet, PJs and favorite pair of slip-ons are making the trip with her.

Alexis Krauss' Touring Essentials:


“I bring Rizla, my English bull terrier, with us as often as possible. Other than farts or pooping, she’s easy to handle.”


“I just finished Dave Eggers’ Heroes of the Frontier. It’s hard to slow down and read, but when I do, I’m grateful I did.”


“If you have to use the bathroom at night, inevitably one of the boys has peed all over the floor, so my Adidas slides are crucial.”


"It's key for me to be able to explore, find restaurants and get away from the venue. Lots of people in the crew end up using it."


“After a long day, you want to feel like a normal human being: get in your pajamas, have a cup of tea and snuggle up in your bunk.”

This article originally appeared in the Nov. 26 issue of Billboard.