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.”

Coldplay share snippet of new song ‘Guns’

Coldplay is ready to get serious about gun control on their latest single.

On Wednesday (Nov. 6), the British band released a 30-second teaser from their upcoming new single “Guns.” Getting in touch with their inner Millennials and Gen Z-ers, the group took to Instagram to give fans a sneak peek at the new track.

Unlike its predecessors, “Guns” finds the foursome going in a folkier direction, a departure from the bubbly-fun sound of their previously released songs.

Listen to the 30-second snippet above.

“Guns” will join “Orphans,” “Arabesque,” and title track “Everyday Life” on Coldplay’s eighth studio album, Everyday Life. The upcoming release will be divided into two parts; Sunrise and Sunset.

Everyday Life is the long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s A Head Full of Dreams. Since then, Coldplay has released several EPs, including Kaleidoscope, Live in Buenos Aires, and Global Citizen-EP 1.

Everyday Life is due out Nov. 22 through Parlophone/Atlantic Records. Pre-orders are currently available for purchase and include several bundles to pick from, including CDs, vinyls, cassettes, and digital formats. The double record will reportedly have a runtime of 53 minutes.

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; the Sunrise and Sunset. The Sunrise album will be performed at 4am GMT, while Sunset will take at 2pm GMT.

For fans who would like to be part of the broadcast, Coldplay just revealed how you can do that. All you need to do is watch this video and follow the direction.

See. Simple.

Watch: Coldplay share their bubbly music video for ‘Orphans’

We guess we can officially classify this past week as “the return of Coldplay.”

On Friday (Oct. 25), the British band kept their promise and unveiled the music video for “Orphans,” the first official single from their upcoming studio album.

The four-minute music video begins with a transcript of interaction and focuses on frontman Chris Martin as he sits on the steps of a building strumming away at his guitar. After a bit, the footage changes to incorporate the other members of the band.

The clip seems to follow the foursome as they perform the song in different locations. We watch them in the recording studio, in a garden, on the beach, and in a room that looks like it has seen better days.

For most of the video, the band is joined by a dance troupe who dance, cheer and have an all-around good time as the music plays on.

Watch the Mat Whitecross-directed music video for the song above.

Earlier this week, Coldplay confirmed the release of their new studio album. Titled Everyday Life, the record will be split into two sections; Sunrise and Sunset. “Orphans” can be found on the Sunset portion.

Everyday Life is the long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s A Head Full of Dreams. Since then, Coldplay has released several EPs, including Kaleidoscope, Live in Buenos Aires, and Global Citizen-EP 1.

On Thursday (Oct. 24), the foursome unveiled the 16-song tracklisting for the forthcoming studio effort. As if that wasn’t enough, they also unleashed the audio for “Arabesque,” which can be found on the Sunrise album.

Everyday Life is due out Nov. 22 through Parlophone/Atlantic Records. Pre-orders are currently available for purchase and include several bundles to pick from, including CDs, vinyls, cassettes, and digital formats. The double record will reportedly have a runtime of 53 minutes.

Before releasing the much-anticipated record, Coldplay will take the stage at “Saturday Night Live” for the sixth time. The quartet will take over the sketch comedy show’s stage on Nov. 2 the same day “Charlie’s Angels” star Kristen Stewart is set to host.

Listen: Coldplay return with ‘Arabesque,’ ‘Orphans’

It looks like the joke is on all of us because Coldplay just released not one, but two new songs from their forthcoming studio album.

On Thursday (Oct. 24), just a few hours after the tracklisting for their eighth studio album was released, the group premiered two songs from Everyday Life. The first track is titled “Arabesque” and is featured on Sunrise while the second song is titled “Orphans” and can be found on Sunset.

Both tracks were produced by The Dream Team. “Arabesque” features vocals from Stromae and horns by Femi Kuti and his band.

“Arabesque” can be streamed above while “Orphans” can be found here.

A 7-inch vinyl featuring both tracks is currently available for purchase through Third Man Records.

To coincide with the release of the two singles, Coldplay has also announced that the official music video for “Orphans” will be released tomorrow (Oct. 25) at 8 a.m. EST, so keep an eye out for that.

Everyday Life is the long-awaited follow-up to the group’s smash 2015 record, A Head Full of Dreams. Since then, they have released several EPs, including Kaleidoscope and Live in Buenos Aires.

Everyday Life is due out Nov. 22 through Parlophone / Atlantic Records. Pre-orders are currently available for purchase and include several bundles to pick from, including CDs, vinyls, cassettes, and digital formats. The double record will reportedly have a runtime of 53 minutes.

Before releasing the much-anticipated record, Coldplay will take the stage at “Saturday Night Live” for the sixth time. The quartet will take over the sketch comedy show’s stage on Nov. 2.

Coldplay unveil ‘Everyday Life’ tracklisting via newspapers across the world

Leave it to Coldplay to continue unveiling crucial details about their new studio album on the down-low.

On Thursday (Oct. 24), word got out that the British band had released the complete track listing for their upcoming double album, Everyday Life. Instead of releasing the news with pomp and circumstance like many musicians tend to do, Coldplay decided to go in another direction and publish the list via the classifieds section of Wales’ Daily Post.

The blink-and-you-may-miss-it ad features the name of the album at the top of the ad and two columns to represent the two albums (Sunrise and Sunset) and their corresponding tracks.

Sunrise will include tracks such as “Sunrise,” “Church,” “Trouble in Town,” “BrokEn,” “Daddy,” “WOTW/POTP,” “Arabesque,” and “When I Need a Friend.” Sunset will feature songs such as “Guns,” “Orphans,” “Èkó,” “Cry Cry Cry,” “Old Friends,” “Champion of the World,” and the record’s title track “Everyday Life.”

For those who were on the fence about the validity of the ad, guitarist Jonny Buckland quickly confirmed that it did come from the band and that he had a personal connection with the Daily Post.

“I once had a holiday job at the Daily Post, placing photos of houses for sale. I wasn’t very good at it,” Buckland tweeted from the band’s Twitter account.

The Daily Post wasn’t the only newspaper to feature Coldplay’s latest announcement. According to Rolling Stone, Exeter’s Express and Echo, Melbourne’s The Age, Chinese-language paper Sin Chew Daily, and France’s Le Monde all featured the same ad.

The band’s decision to unveil Everyday Life‘s tracklist via the classifieds should not come as much of a surprise as it did.

In the letter sent to fans earlier in the week, Coldplay told them that “in the classifieds, you might write ‘double album for sale, one very careful owner.’ One half is called ‘Sunrise,’ the other ‘Sunset.’”

And take to the classifieds they did.

Everyday Life is the long-awaited follow-up to the group’s smash 2015 record, A Head Full of Dreams. While they have released some EPs in that time —Kaleidoscope and Live in Buenos Aires— a full album was never part of the plan.

No word on when fans can expect the first single off the double release.

We’re guessing this means we should probably start looking at the classifieds section of our local newspapers…we may get a link to a new song.

Coldplay to return with ‘Everyday Life’ in November

Is this just a “head full of dreams,” or does Coldplay really have a new album coming out next month?

Well, it looks like it’s definitely the latter.

On Monday (Oct. 21), the British band announced plans to release not one, but two albums next month. Titled Everyday Life, Coldplay’s long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s A Head Full of Dreams is due out Nov. 22 through Atlantic Records.

According to the group, the new record will be divided into two, giving fans a double album experience. The first half of the studio effort will go by “Sunrise,” while the second half will be titled “Sunset.”

The announcement comes after fans began to receive letters in the mail from the foursome.

In the letter, the band reveals that “for the last 100 years or thereabouts, we have been working on a thing called Everyday Life.”

The note continues: “In the classifieds, you might write ‘double album for sale, one very careful owner.’ One half is called ‘Sunrise,’ the other ‘Sunset.’ It comes out 22 November.”

To coincide with the reveal, the group also unleashed a cryptic, 15-second black-and-white video on Instagram and Twitter. The snippet features an old-school, 1900s-esque photograph of the group as well as some instrumentals in the background, and concludes with the date November 22, 1919, scrawled across the screen.

We have the feeling that it’s their way of driving home the point of working on this record for the “past century.”

If that wasn’t enough, posters of the photograph have reportedly been popping up across the globe. Some fans in Brazil found one of the posters near a metro station in São Paulo.

No. Seriously.

Everyday Life is the long-awaited follow-up to the group’s smash 2015 record, A Head Full of Dreams. While they have released some EPs in that time —Kaleidoscope and Live in Buenos Aires— a full record was never part of the plan.

No word on when fans can expect the first single off the double release.