A list of ‘demands’ made by Justin Bieber for his India tour is going viral after it was shared on Twitter Wednesday.
Music journalist Arjun S Ravi shared images of a ‘press release’ from Bieber’s people which lists a set of prerequisites to be arranged for the popstar. The non-negotiables include “a convoy of 10 luxury sedans and 2 Volvo buses” for Bieber and his 120-person-strong entourage. The singer has asked for a private Rolls Royce for himself, and will be given Z level security by the Maharashtra Police, in addition to his personal 8-member security detail.
Justin Bieber’s India tour rider includes a “Indian Yoga casket”, a jacuzzi and a press release that lists all his demands out for you. pic.twitter.com/afwHpMJHJM
— Arjun S Ravi (@arjun_s_ravi) May 3, 2017
“10 containers will be flown in with items like a ping pong table, PlayStation, IO HAWK, sofa set, washing machine, refrigerator, upholstery, wardrobe cupboard, massage table that will be used backstage. Arrangements for a Jacuzzi have also been made for Bieber’s personal use to unwind before he takes to the stage,” the list continued.
Two 5-star hotels have been reserved in their entirety for Bieber and his entourage. His personal 1,000-square-foot suite will be redesigned to appear more rustic.
“Top culinary experts will supervise the gourmet being served to Bieber over the 4 days with 5 dishes per day being renamed after his popular song. His room will be adorned with purple carnations, purple being his favourite colour! The hotel will convert itself into Bieber’s private villa with three floors of the hotel being booked for the artist and his entourage and one elevator blocked on all 4 full days for Bieber alone. A special Indian Yoga Casket containing aromatic essential oils; jasmine, mogra, rose and camphor incense sticks; and books on chakras and yoga asanas will be placed in Bieber’s suite knowing his love for Yoga.”
A personal masseuse will be flown in from Kerala to be with the singer during his stay.
“The promoters have also kept a private jet and chopper on stand-by to meet the artist’s immediate travel demands in India.”
“The Canadian star has also requested vegetables seasoned with ranch sauce, diced fruit, organic bananas and seedless grapes. Snacks must also include a deli platter of organic turkey, lettuce, colby and provolone cheese, black olives, as well as green and banana peppers. Lastly, backstage demands include white sliced bread, potato chips, mint and watermelon gum, white cheddar popcorn, Ghiradelli dark chocolate with sea salt and almonds, menthol and watermelon gum, vinegar chips, organic dried fruit, peanuts, and all berries cereal. The “Sorry” singer also has a list of delicious treats that he enjoys, like a large pack of Swedish Fish, boxes of Ritz Bitz peanut butter and cheese sandwiches and multiple packs of Haribo Cola Gummies.”
“Bieber has also requested that his dressing room be entirely draped with white curtains, a large glass-door refrigerator, clothing shelves, eight power outlets and 12 white handkerchiefs. To quench his thirst, he demands 24 still water bottles, 24 alkaline water bottles, 4 energy drinks, 6 vitamin water bottles, 6 cream sodas as well as a cooler packed with assorted juices fizzy drinks. The rider also lists 4 natural juices, 4 vanilla protein drinks and half a gallon of almond milk,” the list goes on.
Curiously, Bieber has demanded that no lilies (the flower) be in his vicinity for the duration of his stay.
For the rest of the bizarre contents (which includes highly-detailed list of Bieber’s favourite T-shirts and non-alcoholic beverages and room fresheners), refer to the attached tweet.
Bieber will perform at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on May 10 as part of his Purpose World Tour. It is the first time the international star is performing in India.