Coldplay eyeing carbon neutral tour Music

Pablo Tucker
November 22, 2019

The desert concerts will take at sunrise and one at sunset, reflecting the two "sides" of their new album, The BBC reported.

British rock band Coldplay has announced that it will hold off touring its newest album until it can be sure that concerts will be "environmentally beneficial".

"Our next tour will be the best possible version of a tour like that environmentally", Martin continued.

"We would be disappointed if it's not carbon neutral", said Mr Martin.

"We're taking time over the next year or two to work out how our tour cannot only be sustainable [but] how can it be actively beneficial", he said.

"How can we harness the resources that our tour creates and make it have a positive impact?" he mused. Martin said that he hopes to one day host a concert that is powered by solar energy, and using only single-use plastics, of course.

Rather than touring, the band will be livestreaming a pair of shows in Amman, Jordan, to mark the release of the band's new double album.

Coldplay aren't the only musical celebrities citing environmental concerns these days. That success has extended to touring as well: The group's 2016-17 "A Head Full of Dreams" tour is now considered to be the third highest-grossing tour of all time.

Coldplay joins other popular artists including Jack Johnson, Pearl Jam and Adele who are seeking to lessen the impact of their travel as scientists warn that climate change is a growing global emergency. The 1975 have pledged to plant a tree for every ticket sold to their shows and have stopped producing new merchandise T-shirts, instead screen-printing new designs on recycled shirts.

You might not get to see Coldplay live for a while.

During another interview with Will Manning on The Official Big Top 40, meanwhile, Martin was asked about recent comments about not doing much press to promote the release of Coldplay's latest album. Vegan food? Acoustic instruments?

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