What are Taylor Swift's tour requests?

By Linh Le   March 7, 2024 | 09:58 pm PT
American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift’s tour must-haves include a Swarovski crystal-decorated dressing room and a Starbucks iced Americano delivered to her hotel room at 11 a.m.
American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Photo from Swifts Instagram

American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Photo from Swift's Instagram

BNN Breaking reports that during the Argentinian segment of her "The Eras Tour" last year, the artist’s requirements included a hundred bottles of wine and champagne, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, a dressing room adorned with Swarovski crystals, designated rest zones, and an assortment of fresh flowers.

The London Evening Standard has validated Swift’s special request for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. It highlighted that she also stocks her tour bus with Twizzlers, and stipulates the delivery of an iced Americano from Starbucks to her room at precisely 11 a.m. during her tours.

Entertainment reporter Dean McCarthy, verified the artist’s coffee preference in an interview with 7news, noting that Swift’s rider requests have evolved significantly from her early days in the music industry. Initially content with simple snacks in her dressing room, she now includes items like Red Bull and macaroni and cheese in her list of demands.

McCarthy further noted that Swift has taken additional steps to bolster her privacy and security while touring. He mentioned that Swift occasionally employs a decoy vehicle to elude the paparazzi and prefers to travel in inconspicuous silver SUVs to maintain privacy.

However, Swift is not the sole celebrity with specific rider requests. McCarthy highlighted the varied requests of other stars, showcasing a wide range of stipulations. For example, he shared that the American pop rock band Jonas Brothers’ requests are relatively simple, including vodka and chewing gum, though Joe Jonas specifically asks for 12 puppies to be brought into their dressing room.

The journalist also reported that Canadian pop star Justin Bieber requires a private jet to be available on standby during his tours, pop artist Christina Aguilera demands a police escort, and Justin Timberlake, often referred to as the "Prince of Pop" by the global press, necessitates that all hallways and elevators be cleared whenever he moves around.

Swift, 35, initially gained recognition in the country music genre before making a switch to pop. Throughout her career, she has put out 14 albums, which include four re-recordings labeled as Taylor’s Version.

Forbes has estimated her net worth at US$1.1 billion, a testament to the success of her current "The Eras Tour."

Time magazine has honored her with the title of "Person of the Year" for 2023.

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