Coldplay Won't Tour 'Everyday Life' Until It's Environmentally Sustainable
"How do we turn it around so it's no so much taking as giving?"
Published Nov 21, 2019Coldplay are set to release new double album Everyday Life tomorrow, but don't expect to see their latest work on the live stage anytime soon. The band are taking time away from touring to ensure their production is environmentally friendly.
As frontman Chris Martin explained to the BBC, "We're not touring this album. 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.
Reflecting on the tour cycle for 2015's A Head Full of Dreams — on which they played 122 shows across five continents in 2016 and 2017 — Martin said a similar stretch of shows would need to "have a positive impact" on the planet.
"Our next tour will be the best possible version of a tour like that environmentally," he said. "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 no so much taking as giving?"
Coldplay will play a pair of shows in Jordan tomorrow (November 22) at sunrise and sunset, both of which will be streamed live on YouTube. They recently shared new album cuts "Daddy" and "Champion of the World."
The band are also set to play a one-off show at London's Natural History Museum on November 25, with all proceeds set to go to environmental charity ClientEarth. In announcing this date, Coldplay's website reads, "This is expected to be the band's only U.K. show of the Everyday Life era."