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January 24th, 2011 1:53pm EST

StingBritish rocker Sting has become the latest star to join the campaign to raise funds for the victims of the Australian floods - he is asking fans to donate money at his concerts Down Under.

The former Police frontman has already joined musicians including P!nk, Kings Of Leon, Beyonce, Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and John Mayer by donating a track to charity album Flood Relief - Artists For The Flood Appeal. 

Sting, who is currently touring in the country, has also handed his own cash to the cause and he is asking devotees who attend his gigs to contribute too.

He tells the Sydney Morning Herald, "It would be difficult to come here and not deal with that. We're asking people to make donations at the shows for the Salvation Army and the Red Cross and the Premier's Appeal."

"(I'm) making a personal donation and on this compilation album for the victims. It's a small thing, but we do what we can. We get a lot from our audience so we have to give something back occasionally."

Thousands of Queensland residents were forced to flee their homes this month as rising flood waters ravaged the state. More than 25 people are feared dead.

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