Well this is embarrassing.
On Monday (February 2nd, 2015), Jack White played a show on the campus of University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. During the performance, he publicly called out the university’s newspaper The Oklahoma Daily for printing his contract with the university as well as his tour rider.
White’s main issue seems to be over the paper’s disclosure of how much he was being paid for the gig ( it was $80,000 btw). He also presumably didn’t want his guacamole recipe out in the public.
Yes. That’s right: White’s rider contains an entire page listing the ingredients for guacamole he wants served backstage.
Here’s the actual rider:
The rider also stipulates Jack’s no-banana policy (“We don’t want to see bananas anywhere in the building”), and his post-show meal of “New York strip steak, cooked medium, with steamed vegetables on the side and no sauce.”
At least he’s not banning brown m&m’s à la Van Halen.
Rumour has it that this little “publishing incident” might have earned the University of Oklahoma a permanent ban from future shows put on by Jack White’s booking agency.