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North American Beer is NOT Acceptable Says Adele


AdeleAll famous touring acts have riders, which are essentially a list of demands that an artist must have in order to perform. These can be basic things like the colors of a room to very specific things like certain brands, what people can and can’t do, and even as far as saying they only want a specific color of M&M’s.

For megastar Adele, hers includes everything from “squeezy” bottles clear honey (not organic) to a pack of Marlboro Lights cigarettes with a disposable lighter. But what about for beverages? Well, she has some specific demands about those as well starting with three bottles of the very best red wine (Italian, French, Australian or Spanish). Next, she asks for twelve bottles of “best quality European lager, i.e. Becks, Stella Artois, Peroni, etc. North American beer is NOT acceptable. Picky picky!

In addition to that, she asks for 24 bottles of still mineral water at room temperature, two quarts of San Pellegrino sparkling mineral water, 1 liter fresh orange juice, 1 liter fresh apple juice, and a quart of fresh 2% milk.

Her band gets in on the action too. Their beverage demands? Still water, San Pellegrino sparkling mineral water, orange juice, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Red Bull, “best quality European lager, i.e. Becks, Stella Artois, Peroni, etc. North American beer is NOT acceptable, best quality California red wine, best quality California Sauvignon Blanc white wine NO CHARDONNAY!, and one bottle of Grey Goose. For her band, that’s just for the dressing room. For the bus, they add a lot of the same and add fruit smoothies, milk, orange juice and this time instead of a European lager, they ask for “good quality local lager (chilled) (NOT Budweiser, Miller or similar ‘national’ brand). I can dig that.

Click here to view the entire rider.


  1. Derek | Wednesday, December 7, 2011

    Lager is for amateurs. Becks? Stella? Peroni?! What crap! Speaking of North American beers …Russian River, the Bruery, Three Floyds, Founders, Cigar City, AleSmith, etc. are some of the very finest beers in the world. Your loss, sister. Maybe by the time you get around to recording “30” someone will have served you a quality brew.

  2. David | Thursday, December 8, 2011

    Agreed good sir, this chicky does not know what beer is, Lager, pffft, dumb broad :P Hey Derrek you forgot Firestone Walker :P

  3. Steve Cook | Wednesday, December 14, 2011

    She drinks lagers. Which means she doesn’t know beer, either, as there’s plenty of outstanding Brit real ales which are the same gravity as all the crap lagers available there. I have to say after visiting London recently, there are many truly outstanding real British Pales and Stouts, but the British beer drinking public, by and large, don’t know shit about beer. There’s a real struggle there to educate people about their beer heritage. Brits will drink a pint or two after work, but they still think wine is the only thing you can have for dinner. That’s where the US has it over them. Our craft beer culture continues to grow.

  4. Arcades | Friday, November 16, 2012

    I don’t think it’s even up for debate that she doesn’t know beer.. but who cares? Her rider is otherwise pretty basic for an international touring artist. Maybe she drank a crappy Miller Lite or something in the US one time, and just decided to throw all US beer out to be safe and keep it simple (being a non-beer-connaisseur, as we have established).

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