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Coldplay not touring for new album because of environmental concerns

They aim to be carbon neutral on their next tour.

Zhangxin Zheng | November 21, 06:16 pm

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Several prominent figures and celebrities have voiced their support for the environment.

Popular British rock band Coldplay has joined the fray (not the band).

Aims for carbon-neutral concerts

BBC News reported on Nov. 21 that Coldplay will not be embarking on a world tour for its upcoming album due to concerns over the environmental impact that they create.

The band’s 42-year-old frontman, Chris Martin, said that the band is taking time to see how their future tours can have positive impact on the environment.

Martin added, “We would be disappointed if it’s not carbon neutral”.

That means the band would have to find ways to offset the carbon footprint that they contribute when they travel on plane. Air travel emits a large amount of carbon dioxide.

Coldplay staged a total of 122 shows for their “A Head Full of Dreams” tour in 2016 and 2017.

The band is dropping its latest album Everyday Life on Friday, Nov. 22, and they are streaming live performances held at sunrise and sunset from the capital of Jordan, Amman.

You can watch their live performances on YouTube.

The band will also be holding a one-off concert at the Natural History Museum in London on Nov. 25 and all proceeds from the show will go to an environmental charity.

Top photo via Coldplay/Facebook

 

About Zhangxin Zheng

Zhangxin’s favourite pastime is singing Mulan’s soundtrack in the mangrove forests. She hopes to perfect the art of napping in a hammock in the mangroves without being drowned by rising sea levels.

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