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Adele Requires Donation To Charity For Free Tickets To Her Concert

Adele

First Posted: 12/07/11 08:59 AM ET Updated: 12/07/11 09:11 AM ET

In addition to filling up her dressing room with Marlboro Lights, European lager beer and sandwiches without tomatoes, Adele's tour rider insists that any fan who scores free tickets make a donation to charity.

According to the rider obtained by the Smoking Gun, the "Someone Like You" songstress requires that anyone who nabs a gratis concert ticket from her, concert promoters or venue staff contribute $20 to Sands. This UK-based charity supports anyone who loses a baby and promotes research to reduce the number of stillbirths and neonatal deaths.

"There will be no exception to this rule," the rider notes.

Adele's insistence has proven fruitful. The 23-year-old star, recently nominated for six Grammy awards, raised $13,000 for Sands during the UK and European leg of her tour.

Though some of Adele's concert dates were nixed so she can recuperate from throat surgery, that isn't keeping the singer from pushing her fans to give money to worthy causes.

@OfficialAdele told her Twitter followers on Friday that she'll start dropping tweets on one philanthropic condition:

"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"

drop4drop works to help alleviate the global water crisis, a cause that Adele's fans were quick to follow after she sent out her message.

"F*ck me that was quick!," Adele tweeted Saturday. "Thank U! I'm in bed, watchin Gladiator, eatin an apple. Heres a pic of me & Queen B last wk in NYC! X."

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Filed by Eleanor Goldberg  |