Katy Perry's backstage demands: Beets, carrots and kale

Katy Perry's backstage rider requests aren't very rock 'n' roll. Photo/AP
Katy Perry's backstage rider requests aren't very rock 'n' roll. Photo/AP

Pop stars are famous for their outrageous requests of luxuries that must be placed in their dressing rooms ahead of a performance.

But chart-topper Katy Perry can take pride in the fact she isn't one of them.

According to celebrity website TMZ, the I Kissed A Girl star made a very health-conscious rider when she appeared at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas recently.

The website claim that her list included fresh veggies at all times such as spinach, broccoli, celery, beets, carrots and kale.

She also orders two large baskets of fruit - one tropical, while dinner must include a vegetarian option with quinoa or couscous.

They add that all meals must be low-fat and health conscious and cannot contain MSG.

According to the article, Perry also demands: fresh organic grown fruit (including sliced pineapple, mango, kiwis, etc), fresh cut crudites (cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, snap peas & celery), healthy granola, dried figs, whole grain tortilla chips, large bowl hummus and fresh made guacamole.

She also requested bottles of wine - specifically, Pinot Grigio and Argentine Malbec.

The rider pales in comparison to some of the demands made by her peers.

Mariah Carey is said to have commanded Cristal champagne, one box of bendy straws, one special attendant to dispose of used chewing gum, tea service for eight, a Honey Bear pack of honey, two air purifiers and kittens.

Meanwhile, the Arctic Monkeys opted for Special K cereal, Crunchy Nut Cornflakes, two cooked chickens, a novel of the venue's choice, two cases of cider, Wrigley's Extra chewing gum and a novelty Yo-Yo.

Perry recently revealed that she completed a three-month teetotal detox as part of her recovery from a difficult emotional period.

The 29 year-old, who publicly split from ex-husband Russell Brand in 2011, made the confession on British chat show Alan Carr: Chatty Man.

She replied: "I surrounded myself with my good friends, I did this whole cleanse where I didn't have any of the alcohol for three months - that was devastating. I did vitamins and supplements, and hikes and meditation and prayer.

"But I think at the end of it all, as much as the things I did, I think there was something cosmically happening that was looking out for me in some ways, but I was putting my best positive foot forward."


Paul McCartney: Nineteen leafy 6ft plants. Four leafy 4ft plants. Vegetarian catering (including no meat by-products).

Mariah Carey: Cristal champagne. One box of bendy straws. One special attendant to dispose of used chewing gum. Tea service for eight. A Honey Bear pack of honey. Two air purifiers. Puppy. Kittens.

Robbie Williams: No alcohol. Four ashtrays. Two packs of cigarettes. Two full-length mirrors. Two deodorants. Two freshly laundered towels. Toothpicks. Soap. A melon platter. A fruit platter. Evian. Peppermint drops. Chocolate. Soft loo paper.

The Police: Organic food. Cough mixture.

Rolling Stones: HP sauce. Shepherd's pie. Paintbrushes. Snooker table. TV (capable of showing cricket matches). Toilet (on wheels).

Lily Allen: A bottle of Jack Daniel's. Four bottles of champagne. Twelve packets of Monster Munch (pickled onion flavour). A puppy (for the night only).

Charlotte Church: Iron. Ironing board. Steamed vegetables - asparagus, broccoli, carrots. English breakfast tea. Maltesers.

Keith Richards: A guitar strap. Chicken sandwiches. Diet Coke. Cigarettes.

Jools Holland: Fifty clean pint glasses. 5 bottles of good quality champagne. 12 local postcards with 1st class stamps.

The Darkness: Absinthe. Fruit smoothies.

Nirvana: Macaroni cheese.

Marilyn Manson: Air-conditioning always on full. Haribo gummi bears. Doritos. Microwave popcorn. Bottle of Absinthe. A bald hooker with no teeth.

Prince: A physician. All food to be covered in clear plastic wrap.

Frank Sinatra: An ear, nose and throat specialist with the anti-inflammatory drug Decadron.

Motley Crue: Mayonnaise. Grey Poupon Dijon mustard. Creamy peanut butter. A 12ft-long boa constrictor. A sub-machine gun. Local Alcoholics' Anonymous meeting schedules.

David Hasselhoff: Life-size cut-out of David Hasselhoff.

Sammy Davis Jr: Assortment of groovy chicks.

Al Jonson: A plaque on the dressing-room door that reads: "Al Jolson - World's Greatest Entertainer".

Artic Monkeys: Special K. Crunchy Nut Cornflakes. Two cooked chickens. A novel of the venue's choice. Two cases of cider. Wrigley's Extra chewing gum. A novelty Yo-Yo.

Marc Almond: Cornflakes. Two dressing rooms. Red towels.

Britney Spears: Two boxes of Pop Tarts. Fruit Loops. Cable television. Two 6ft sofas. Odour-free carpet. A phone line.

Led Zeppellin: Iron. Ironing board.

?Janet Jackson: Chaise longue. Ten black roses. Marmite. Male catering staff.

Beyonce: Pepsi products only. Honey Nut Cheerios. Ginger root. A two-man love seat. 78F in dressing room. Toilet scrubbed with disinfectant. No sweets, chocolate or crisps in dressing room.

Barbra Streisand: Rose petals in toilet.

Madonna: A new toilet seat. 25 cases of Kabbalah water.

James Blunt: 120 bottles of beer. 12 bottles of Magners cider. 4 bottles of vodka. 3 bottles of white wine. 2 bottles of champagne.

Oasis: "Lots of" Guinness. "Lots of" beer. "Lots of" red wine. "Lots of" vodka. A bottle of whisky. Monster Munch. Wotsits. Doritos and dip.

The Pogues: 24 bottles of beer. A bottle each of gin, vodka, dry white wine, Martini, brandy, champagne, ginger beer. A bottle of Rock shandy. Two bottles of non-alcoholic Beck's. Marlboro Red and Lights. Benson & Hedges. Chocolate.

Jennifer Lopez: White flowers. White tablecloths. White curtains. White candles. White couches. Lowwatt lightbulbs. Coffee to be stirred counter-clockwise. Skittles.

Will Young: Pink champagne. Pink towels.

?Elton John: 74 towels. Flowers (NO chrysanthemums, lilies, carnations or daisies).

P Diddy: 204 towels. 20 bars of soap. Two bottles of Hennessy cognac. Two bottles of Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio. Two bottles of Veuve Clicquot. A bottle of Dom Perignon. Grey Goose vodka. Boom box. Bouquet of white flowers. Cheddar cheese and sour-cream chips. Sweet Tarts. A $300,000 bullet-proof Maybach.

Jamie Cullum: 20 bottles of Moet & Chandon. 20 bottles of good-quality lager/beer. 12 small bottles of still mineral water. Four cans of Guinness. A bottle of good-quality red wine. A bottle of good-quality white wine. A half-bottle of Myers rum. Marks & Spencer sandwiches. Crisps. Nuts. Yoghurt. Bananas. Apples. Grapes. Pineapple. Ice (must have no straight edges). A full-length mirror (must have lights around it). A deck chair.

?* Taken from The Little Red Riders Book: The Backstage Requests Of Rock 'n' Roll's Most Famous Artists, published by Portico.

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