Chris Jericho needs Nando's on his rider
- Bang Showbiz
- 15 January 2015
This article is from 2015.
Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho has revealed he always requests Nando's chicken on his band's rider when he tours the UK because it's favourite food to have when he visits Britain
Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho always asks for Nando's chicken on his rider when he is on tour in Britain.
The rocker loves coming to the UK with his band and a highlight of the trip is knowing he will get to feast on the restaurant chain's flame-grilled, spicy chicken.
When asked what he has to have on his rider, Jericho told BANG Showbiz: "Nando's! We love Nando's. When we come over and do a tour we get to pick a rider with the food that we want on it for the dressing room after the show. Promoters like to just give you pizzas and send you on your way but we're not a pizza band. I found out a while ago you can get Nando's, which is just amazing chicken. As long as we get our Nando's then I'm happy. That's my favourite food to eat in the UK."
The 'Lights Go Out' singer and his bandmates are on tour in the UK from March 4 - tickets available at FozzyRock.com - and as well as having Nando's on their backstage list or requests, the group include lots of healthy snacks to keep them fit on the road.
He added: "Believe it or not we don't have quirky stuff on our rider, we just make sure that we don't get pizzas and crisps and chocolate. "We have a specific rider and it is a healthy rider, we like strawberries and stuff. When you're on the road you can't eat junk food all the time, you just can't do it because it will make you feel like crap.
"You can have a laugh and say we don't want any brown M&M's but just having a rider at all, to pay attention to it, is how you know promoters are listening ... Rock 'n' roll is a dangerous game man, you've got to stay on top of everything."
Jericho - who still competes part-time for WWE - can't wait to get on stage in March because Fozzy's British fans are among their most loyal supporters in the world.
He said: "We love playing in the UK ... The British fans are very loyal and every time we play in the UK the shows are insane, there's a certain vibe in this country, that only happens in the UK."
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