ADELE'S CHARITABLE TOUR RIDER

December 8, 2011, 10:32 amYahoo!7 Music

You've gotta love a girl who knows what she wants.

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According to The Smoking Gun website, songstress Adele has an interesting back stage rider at her North American shows: Marlboro Lights cigarettes, European larger beer ("North American beer is NOT acceptable"), no chilli or tomato on sandwiches, and - oh - a donation to charity.

Adele's charity donation clause in her North American tour rider.


Adele has so far managed to accrue over $13,000 in donations to UK-based charity Sands on the UK and European leg of her tour, by demanding in her rider that any concert-goer who scores free tickets - via the concert promoters or venue staff - must make a minimum $20 cash donation to the charity – with "no exception to this rule".The charity of Adele's choice, Sands, supports people who have lost a baby, and also promotes research to reduce the number of still births and neonatal deaths.Other interesting points on the rider include "Squeezy" bottles of clear honey (not organic), a bottle of the "very best quality red wine" (French, Spanish or Italian) and "NO CITRUS FRUIT" (or chardonnay for her band).

Part of Adele's North American 2011 tour rider.


The rider for Adele might be very specific, but it's a far cry from other stars such as Jennifer Lopez, who demand things like an all white room (and no, we're not kidding). This covers things such as all white couches, candles, drapes, the room, flowers, etc.While Adele may be currently resting her vocal chords after recent surgery for a vocal chord haemorrhage, it hasn’t stopped her from urging her fans to continue her charitable efforts.

Adele at the MTV Video Music Awards this year. Credit: Getty Images


The 23 year-old star took to Twitter, telling fans: "Right! Its me! I will start tweeting if 10k of u start following @drop4drop & their trip to India this wk. Its a wonderful charity. Go! A xxx" [sic].drop4drop works to help alleviate the global clean-drinking water crisis.

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  1. Number1706:37am Friday 09th December 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    She looks like the character Nurse Gladys Emmanuelle in Open all Hours a show starred in by Ronnie Barker.

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  2. D.D.05:52am Friday 09th December 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    She is uuuuuuuuuuuugggggggggggggllllllllllyyyyyyyyy???????????/

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  3. Mark02:58am Friday 09th December 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    Ron Paul

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  4. Nick S02:47am Friday 09th December 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    Ah the Aussie tall poppie syndrome strikes again. God forgive aussie, aussie,aussie.

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  5. フランク01:06am Friday 09th December 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    Yeah....just heard some of her stuff.....ordinary bluesy R and B jetsam.......seriously ordinary....there are tens of thousands of performers better making no money at all!!!...I mean...NOT justified.

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  6. フランク01:00am Friday 09th December 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    Oh! Ollie... Your "English" is so prescriptive!!

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  7. pieter u312:49am Friday 09th December 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    All that stuff and she doesn't want a hairdresser to re-do her do..... Amazing. (Who is she anyway?)

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  8. Frank12:49am Friday 09th December 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    Well....she's missing out on the best red wine in the world.....which is Australian unquestionably....So, shes just another pretender that wants the French red wine!!!.....and all its chemicals....welcome to it!!

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  9. ollie12:44am Friday 09th December 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    For those challenged by the English language, the donation is to be given by those receiving FREE tickets, not fans paying for their tickets. Difficult to process, I know, but try your best.

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  10. Frank12:37am Friday 09th December 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    Sorry...don't know who she is...haven't read the bull shit about what she wants in her dressing room and really....unless she's different from the rest in some new and exciting way I'm not interested.....She looks like Dame Joan Sutherland by the way......and that's not a good start!!!

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