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Tories tout “Labour girl” Adele tickets at fundraiser

Twenty tickets to see the singer, a vocal critic of ticket touting, were auctioned for £30,000 at a Conservative party bash last night

By Jon Chapple on 09 Feb 2016

Adele, the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

image © Facebook.com/Adele

Adele, a self-professed “Labour girl through and through”, now has another reason to dislike the Conservative party: they’re touting her tickets.

Twenty tickets to see the singer were auctioned for £30,000 – £1,500 a ticket – at the party’s annual ‘Black and White Party’ fundraiser at the Montcalm at the Brewery, near the Barbican Centre, in London last night, reports The Guardian.

Adele and her manager, Jonathan Dickins, have been particularly vocal in their criticism of those profiteering from secondary-market ticketing, with Dickins “zapping” hundreds of tickets bought by known touts and relisting them to be bought by genuine fans.

Adele earlier this month told Donald Trump he does not have permission to use her music after it emerged the Republican presidential candidate was playing ‘Rolling in the Deep’ and ‘Skyfall’ at campaign rallies. “Mr Trump’s campaign paid for and obtained the legal right to use these recordings,” countered Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks.