Coldplay holding off on touring over environmental concerns

The band will not go on tour until all their shows are carbon-neutral

On Monday, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin announced to BBC News that the band will not be touring their new album, Everyday Life, until they offer carbon-neutral concerts.

“We’re taking time over the next year or two to work out how our tour can not only be sustainable [but] how can it be actively beneficial,” Martin said. “Our next tour will be the best possible version of a tour like that environmentally. We would be disappointed if it’s not carbon neutral. The hardest thing is the flying side of things. But, for example, our dream is to have a show with no single-use plastic, to have it largely solar-powered. We’ve done a lot of big tours at this point. How do we turn it around so it’s not so much taking as giving?”

Coldplay’s last tour was in 2016 and 2017 after the release of their album A Head Full of Dreams.

Luckily, there will be two chances to catch Coldplay in concert before they stop performances. To promote the album the band will be playing a two-part concert in Jordan that will be live-streamed on YouTube. Additionally, on November 25th, they will be hosting a charity concert at London’s Natural History Museum with proceeds going to non-profit environmental charity ClimateEarth.