Jack White’s Booking Agency Blacklists Oklahoma University
Yesterday (Feb. 5), Jack White shared that he had officially "made it" when he sat down for coffee with ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic. But surely it must've been when he was able to require venues to become banana-free zones and dictate the recipe for the guacamole served at his concerts, right? Regardless, White called out Oklahoma University’s OU Daily newspaper for releasing that information and more, as it appeared in his tour rider. The newspaper also revealed that White took home $80,000 for the show.
While onstage during the concert at OU’s McCasland Field House this past Monday (Feb. 2), White addressed the situation, saying, “Just because you can type it on your computer doesn’t make it right" (via OU Daily).
Like many tour riders, White detailed the food requirements for the venue. His included -- among other stipulations -- smoked salmon, homemade guacamole (recipe included) and a dozen chicken wings (with which there was more leniency in flavors: “buffalo, teriyaki, surprise us.”). However, White’s rider also insisted that there be absolutely no bananas present: “PLEASE NOTE: this is a NO BANANA TOUR. (Seriously) We don’t want to see bananas anywhere in the building.”
Not only did White express his anger during the concert, William Morris Entertainment has blacklisted OU from future concerts featuring Jack White and all of the group’s other artists.
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