'No laser pointers or light sabers': Foo Fighters' rider revealed

Anyone carrying a light saber won't be allowed into the Foo Fighters show in Auckland next week. Photo / Richard Robinson
Anyone carrying a light saber won't be allowed into the Foo Fighters show in Auckland next week. Photo / Richard Robinson

On the face of it, wallet chains, garden gnomes and Star Wars memorabilia don't appear to have much in common.

But they're all items that will see New Zealand Foo Fighters fans denied entry into the band's show at Western Springs in Auckland next Tuesday.

The rider for the show, originally posted on The Smoking Gun, reveals a lengthy list of dos and don'ts for fans of the chart-topping rock act.

Among the items that will see patrons denied entry are large chains, spiked bracelets, waist packs, fireworks, cameras, recorders and light sabers.

Other demands in the band's tongue-in-cheek 15-page rider include organic fruits and vegetables, meals for at least 20 vegetarians, unopened condiments and Pirate's Booty.

The Foo Fighters also demand 108 large towels, saying that "if they are new and unwashed, you will receive a wedgie".

They also demand a lot of ice, and include a recipe just in case.

"We are just another band trying to make enough money to fuel our private jet, please help," is apparently their reason for touring.

The Foo Fighters will play at Western Springs on December 13 along with Cairo Knife Fight, F**ked Up and Tenacious D.

- Herald online

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