Coldplay Won’t Tour Again Until They Can Make It Environmentally Beneficial

Coldplay Won’t Tour Again Until They Can Make It Environmentally Beneficial

Coldplay Won’t Tour Again Until They Can Make It Environmentally Beneficial

"We've done a lot of big tours at this point", he said.

The rock band won't be touring its newest album until it can figure out a greener way of doing it.

During an interview with the BBC ahead of the release, Martin admitted that the most hard thing to consider environmentally is having to rely on flying.

"We're taking time to see how our tour can be actively beneficial", frontman Chris Martin told BBC News.

The 42-year-old singer referenced a number of environmentally-focused concepts in his BBC interview, including solar-powered concerts and tours that ban single-use plastics.

"How can we harness the resources that our tour creates and make it have a positive impact?" he mused. The experiments keep on coming: "When I Need a Friend" is a classical choral piece that sounds like it should be a Christmas hymn, while Sunset opener "Guns" is a clumsy Bob Dylan knockoff that nebulously addresses gun control, but stops short of actually saying much beyond "we live a society".

The group has headlined seven tours, including their latest A Head Full of Dreams tour in 2016 and 2017, which featured 122 stops across the globe.

Martin said the next tour, whenever it does come around, "will be the best possible version of a tour like that [their last world tour] environmentally".

The band - who are now in Jordan performing - hit the headlines last month after unveiling the track listing for their latest album "Everyday Life" in a series of local newspapers, including the Express & Echo. "So I was like, 'You know what ... maybe [I should] just go and watch Glastonbury for a year or so'". Martin told BBC News the album was inspired by the British news station's reports regarding an Afghan gardener who coped with constant violence in his country and a Nigerian composer's story surrounding leprosy. And on November 25th, they'll host a charity concert at London's Natural History Museum, with proceeds going to environmental law non-profit ClimateEarth.

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