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?”
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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.