For those of us not lucky enough to score a backstage pass when One Direction comes to town, an alleged tour rider for 1D’s current world tour has been released by the Smoking Gun.
The rider goes into detail on what the quintet like when they are traveling the globe. One of those requirements is that a venue provide the group of five with four dressing rooms, one of which must allow smoking. Another of the backstage rooms must be for “personal training.”
The guys also request that the rooms have a pleasant ambience.” And that the bathrooms be “stocked with supply of soft toilet tissue and odorless air freshener.”
The group also likes to have their pick of games backstage, including pinball, ping pong and air hockey.
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When it comes to their meals, the alleged rider notes that the catering must have garnish and be served on china. Desserts should be homemade. And post-show, the fellas request “3 cases of local beer” as well as local foods that can be from KFC, Chick-fil-A, and Steak ‘n Shake.
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By the way, if you’re thinking of sneaking backstage, you might want to re-think that plan. Everyone backstage minus the group is expected to have visual credentials on at all times.
The group is currently on their On The Road Again tour. 1D member Zayn Malik made headlines last week after he took a leave of absence from the trek due to “stress.” The guys will next take the stage in Jakarta on Wednesday (March 25) and from there they travel to Africa for a string of dates. No date has been given for Malik’s return to the tour.