The Smiths' Alleged 1986 U.S. Tour Rider Is Glorious

Cheese sandwiches powered Morrissey & co.'s 'The Queen Is Dead' concerts

The Smiths, tour rider, Morrissey, 1986
Fueled by cheddar: The Smiths
Marc Hogan WRITTEN BY
Marc Hogan

It's best to take unverified Smiths stories with a grain of salt — no, Madonna probably didn't open for them — but sometimes you just want a thinly cut cheese sandwich. An image has been circulating thanks to a post from Twitter user @VivaHate72. The picture is said to be a 1986 U.S. summer tour rider from the band, and if legit it's a wonderful document of the incredibly influential British group. Morrissey, the cheese-eater, makes his own hand-written additions, and the band members request tuna, which means they are worse than Hitler. Give it a look below (via Morrissey-Solo), and check out our photo gallery and review of Morrissey's tour kickoff last night.

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Smiths, tour rider, 1986

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