Coldplay look at touring options through green eyes
Coldplay will not launch a globe-trotting tour for their latest album because of environmental concerns, frontman Chris Martin has said.
Marking today’s release of Everyday Life, the band will perform two shows in Amman, Jordan, which will be streamed live on YouTube. The concerts, which mirror the two halves of their newly released double album – Sunrise and Sunset, will be Coldplay’s first performances in Jordan.
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 not so much taking as giving?”
The band’s last big tour was for A Head Full Of Dreams, in 2016 and 2017.
Everyday Life contains songs inspired by news reports about an Afghan gardener and a Nigerian hymn composer.
The Catholic Universe previously reported that the new record is also influenced by real world events such as the Syrian refugee crisis.
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