Earth-loving Sheryl Crow has decided to really make sure that her touring efforts are the most environmentally conscious as they can be right down to the toilet paper.
Her tour rider includes a 2-1/2 page “environmental portion” to be “strictly followed and policed.” She asks that only biodegradable cups and dinnerware be used by the caterer, that produce should be “organic and purchased from local suppliers as much as possible,” and that water for the five backstage “watering stations,” water “must be sourced from a local spring water vendor.”
But beyond that, it also gives ‘greening’ tips to the venues she plays at, like switching out traditional light bulbs for fluorescents, using eco-friendly cleaning and bathroom products and recycled toilet paper.
Crow’s rider also lists a wide variety of drinks and snacks that she needs, including organic coconut water and two bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon (“Sheryl’s Favorite” is Stag’s Leap Artemis). Two “good quality, dark, organic chocolate bars” are described as “***VERY IMPORTANT***”
Sheesh. From “All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun” to Eco-warrior, but
there’s still some hope left for that party girl from back in the day! On Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, she needs a small bottle of Ketel One vodka that will be mixed with a half-gallon of organic cranberry juice. On Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday, Crow requires a bottle of Patron tequila that will be mixed with a half-gallon of organic grapefruit juice.
Ah…now that’s better! Check out Sheryl when she performed for Good Morning America in July for her new album release!