What timing for Adele--in the week that New York's Nitsuh Abebe asked, "Do you know anyone who really dislikes her?"--to have her tour rider posted on The Smoking Gun. But wait. What's this? It's actually charming?
On the rider, instead of bowls of green M&Ms, you'll find mandatory charity donations from all guests at the concert, as well as a "squeezy" bottles of non-organic honey, Marlboro Lights, and, for her band, a selection of European lager ("North American beer is NOT acceptable") and a chilled bottle of Sauvignon Blanc ("NO CHARDONNAY!").
We largely agree with Adele's high-low taste (who doesn't love a box of organic muesli and a bite-size Twix after a night of belting it out?). And we're also delighted, coming from a dominant Billboard No. 1 artist, that the list doesn't include some more ridiculous items, like a fresh toilet seat installed at every venue, a la Mary J. Blige.