Coldplay to postpone all touring plans until it’s ‘environmentally beneficial’

A new album from Coldplay means a brand new tour is on the horizon…right?

Nope. Not at all.

On Thursday (Nov. 21), the Brtish band revealed that they will not embark on a tour in support of their new studio effort until they can reduce their environmental impact.

During a recent interview with BBC News, frontman Chris Martin made the surprising announcement.

“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,” the singer explains to the publication.

“Our next tour will be the best possible version of a tour like that environmentally. We would be disappointed if it’s not carbon neutral.”

He continues: “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 not so much taking as giving?”

It’s quite an ambitious feat, but when you’re one of the biggest bands in the world, nothing is ever really that impossible.

Coldplay is set to release their eighth studio album, Everyday Life, this Friday (Nov. 22). The long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s A Head Full of Dreams was previously revealed to be a double album, one side titled Sunrise and the other titled Sunset.

To coincide with the album’s release, Coldplay previously announced that they will join forces with YouTube Originals for two exclusive performances.

Titled “Coldplay: Everyday Life – Live in Jordan,” the event will stream live from Jordan on Nov. 22, the day of the album’s release.

The quartet’s performance will be divided into two sessions; Sunrise and Sunset. The Sunrise album will be performed at 4 a.m. GMT, while Sunset will take at 2 p.m. GMT. The full stream will be available here.

Earlier this week, the group unleashed two more songs from the forthcoming record, “Daddy” and “Champion of the World.”

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