Thursday 5 December 2019

Coldplay’s Chris Martin: Our next tour should be carbon neutral

The UK band last travelled the world with their A Head Full of Dreams Tour in 2016 and 2017.

Chris Martin has said Coldplay will not launch a world tour for their new album (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Chris Martin has said Coldplay will not launch a world tour for their new album (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

By Sherna Noah, PA Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Coldplay will not launch a globe-trotting tour for their latest album because of environmental concerns, frontman Chris Martin has said.

The band are in Jordan to perform two shows, from the album Everyday Life, being streamed live on YouTube.

Martin, 42, told BBC News: “We’re taking time to see how our tour can be actively beneficial.”

He said of any future tour: “We would be disappointed if it’s not carbon neutral.

“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?”

The band’s last big tour was for A Head Full Of Dreams, in 2016 and 2017.

Their new record will be released on Friday, with songs inspired by news reports about an Afghan gardener and a Nigerian hymn composer.

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