The Smoking Gun, a web site that posts original documents on the Internet, has obtained POISON's backstage rider for their 2002 tour.
The contract rider includes specifications on stage design, sound systems, lighting rigs, as well as an artist's wish list — from transportation and billing to dressing room accommodations and meals. A couple of interesting details: POISON make it a point to note that promoters must provide sign language interpreters for the deaf as requested. The group only requests 24 hours notice if the interpreter needs song lyrics. The band's 2002 rider also notes that since "pyrotechnical special effects are integral to the Artist's performance," all fire and smoke detectors in a venue "must be switched off during the show."
POISON's complete 2002 tour rider, featuring details of the group's insurance requirements, dressing room needs, security, catering, and other minutiae, can be viewed at this location