The TV spin-off band tell NME.COM their staggering rider requirements...
THE TWEENIES have revealed their outrageous tour rider demands to NME.COM – securing their reputation as one of the world’s most demanding live acts.
Having sold over 350,000 tickets for an epic 98 arena shows, the band have followed in the footsteps of acts like North & South and S Club 7 in launching a pop career off the back of a TV show. The band – Bella, Milo, Fizz and Jake – even insist on taking Max’s dog, Doodles, on the road with them.
And as NME.COM can reveal, The Tweenies’ rider demands eclipse notorious demands made even by Van Halen, who in the ’80s stipulated that all brown M&Ms be removed from their backstage selection.
The band’s rider is as follows:
Her favourite books.
Crayons and paper
Dressing-up clothes (especially her fairy wings)
Her favourite CDs
Crisps, apples, orange juice and fairy cakes
Paper, paints and paintbrushes
Her princess outfit
A collection of dinosaurs and a toy lizard
Her book of snakes
Raw carrots, apples, grapes, milk and jam sandwiches
His scooter with crash helmet and pads
A huge pile of videos to watch
Books on space, spaceships and aliens
Anything! As long as there’s lots of it
His snuggly blanket
His Dotman cape
A toy train, aeroplane and building block
Crisps, bananas, peanut butter sandwiches and bananas, Juice and bananas. Not forgetting the bananas
His collection of bones
His collection of doggy toys
A diamante collar and lead
Scrummy wummy groovy food
The band, who had one of the best-selling singles of last year with ‘Number One’ in December, look set to have another chart smash with their second single, ‘Best Friend’, which is released today (March 19) through BBC records.