Lady Gaga Tops List of Outrageous Celebrity Tour Rider Requests

VIDEO: Lady Gaga joins Yoko Ono atop a piano during concert for John Lennons birthday.

The Lady doth request too much?

Apologies to Shakespeare, but looking at the tour rider demands for Lady Gaga, it's hard not to think of that line. According to a contract obtained by, Gaga, currently on her Monster Ball world tour, requires a bizarre array of food, drinks, decorations and accessories in her dressing room.

The most eyebrow-raising of them all: an oxygen tank.

"She's a young woman, she's got to have good lungs, I can't imagine what she'd be needing oxygen for," said Bonnie Fuller, editor in chief of

Gaga hasn't seemed in the best of health: she's nearly fainted on stage several times and in June, she revealed she was tested for lupus. Maybe that explains the need for extra O2 -- and a banquet's worth of food.

According to the rider, Gaga requests a specific type of dinner for each night of the week. Monday: Barbecue night. Tuesday: Asian night. Wednesday: Mexican night. Thursday: American night. Friday: Carving night. Saturday: Pasta bar night. Sunday: Turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

Stipulations abound. Fuller says that in the evening, Gaga "likes to have hot soup, but it can't be the same as the hot soup as the one from lunch." She also wants "two steamed vegetables to be approved in advance every night and the type of potatoes have to be approved in advance."

VIDEO: Lady Gaga joins Yoko Ono atop a piano during concert for John Lennons birthday.
Lady Gaga and Yoko Go Wild at the Piano

Gaga also requires, for herself, her band and her dancers:

Organic ginger and lemongrass tea

Two bottles of white wine, ideally Kendall-Jackson or Robert Mondavi

A small plate of non-sweaty and non-smelly cheese

Organic peanut butter

Organic salsa

Organic tortilla chips

VIDEO: Flight Attendants Dance to Lady Gaga
Flight Attendants Dance to Gaga

Splenda (not sugar)

Vegetarian hot dogs

Non-fat Greek yogurt

Protein bars

Muscle Milk

Two cases of water (not Dasani -- no explanation why)

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Rihanna Falls at Concert in France

But does anyone believe that tiny Gaga, who infamously said that "pop stars shouldn't eat" and has reportedly struggled with eating disorders, actually consumes a veritable feast after every show?

"I don't, but on the other hand, performing burns a lot of calories," Fuller said. "Shows are two to three hours long. She probably does need to eat to keep up her energy."

And if she wants to relax, she'll do so in style. According to Fuller, Gaga's dressing room must be outfitted with a comfortable sofa, a sofa chair, a full-size dressing mirror, a coffee table, five lamps, and four unscented candles.

Video: Pop star Rihanna gets a lap dance from a female dwarf.

A representative for Gaga did not immediately respond to's request for comment.

Gaga's not the only pop star with a lengthy list of demands. Below, a look at more outlandish tour rider requests:


$200 bottles of wine, candles opulent by the standards of Elizabethan England and flowers, flowers, everywhere. A luxury hotel suite? A top of the line spa? No, just Rihanna's dressing room. According to the pop star's tour rider, before going on stage, Rihanna needs to relax in a room that contains a six-foot-long white cloth couch (not leather), six floor lamps with dimmers, and four small, clear, square vases with white tulips. Also on the list: the aforementioned wine and Archipelago Black Forest candles that cost $29 a pop.

Video: Flight Attendants dance to Lady Gaga.
Flight attendants do safety routine dance to Lady Gaga

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