Jack White‘s management have issued a statement after the artist’s tour rider was leaked online by the University of Oklahoma school paper, leading to booking agency to blacklist the university.
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment vowed to keep their clients, who in addition to White include Foo Fighters and Pharrell, away from the University in future after details of White’s rider were published in a student newspaper.
Among White’s requests when he played the venue earlier this month (February) were his own personal chunky guacamole recipe as well as four bottles of fresh juice smoothies, one pound of “freshly sliced, high-quality prosciutto and aged salami with a sharp knife.” and a New York strip steak, cooked medium. Notably, bananas are banned from the entire tour. (“This is a no bananas tour”).
In printing this information, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment blacklisted the campus from hiring any of its clients with a spokesperson telling The Oklahoma Daily that this ban would remain until its “policy is modified not to disseminate private information.”
Furthermore, Jack White’s management Monotone Inc. responded to a request for comment from Pitchfork and clarified that the rider was not solely for their client’s consumption and explained that the tour crew all need to be fed on the night of the performance.
“Contrary to what some believe, Jack doesn’t write the rider nor make demands about his favorite snacks that must be in his dressing room,” a section of the statement reads. “We’re not even sure he likes guacamole but we do know that the folks who work hard to put on the show do enjoy it.”
Jac White is currently touring his 2014 album Lazaretto around America.