Tuesday 8 March 2016


THE countdown to Mariah Carey's latest UK tour is on and before she comes to Scotland for the first night we thought we'd have a look at her previous tour requests.
The Game of War spokesmodel who is said to sing across seven octaves will kick off her 25-date Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour on March 15 at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow.
Her visit comes thirteen years since she last appeared on stage at the neighbouring SECC for her Charmbracelet tour in 2003.
At that point she had a reputation for demanding everything from puppies and kittens to play with backstage as well as an alleged request to 'not do stairs' at the venue.
Her entourage reportedly consisted of make-up artist, hair stylist, dresser, masseuse, bodyguard and chef as well as a TV consultant to ensure there were no unflattering angles during shooting.
In 2009 it was claimed she wanted 20 white kittens and 100 white doves to be released while she turned on Christmas lights at Westfield London Shopping Centre. A Rolls-Royce, a pink carpet, pink podium, confetti shaped as butterflies, 80 security guards and 15-person entourage were apparently also requested.
Publicly shown tour riders in the past asked for plenty of Cristal champagne with bendy straws, but in 2010, according to a document released by The Smoking Gun, Mariah's tastes appeared to have matured slightly.
A $200 bottle of cabernet sauvignon was requested in her dressing room alongside a Jo Malone vanilla aromatherapy candle and two dozen white roses.
Mariah appeared to want things homely and not too fussy as her rider requested
"no busy patterns; black, dark grey, cream, dark pink are all fine."
The room temperature was specified at "about 75 degrees," and a "lamp or clip light" was to be provided so that "harsh lighting may be turned off" in her backstage bathroom.
This time round it's still unknown what Mariah has asked for at the SSE Hydro but we can just about bet it won't be an order for two pints of Tennent's, a steak bake, some Irn Bru and a packet of fags.

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