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Coldplay won’t be touring behind their new album due to concerns about environmental impact

“We’ve done a lot of big tours at this point. How do we turn it around so it’s no so much taking as giving?”

November 21, 2019
Coldplay won’t be touring behind their new album due to concerns about environmental impact Touring sustainably: nobody said it was easy.   Noam Galai / Getty

Chris Martin says that Coldplay won’t be touring around the release of their album Everyday Life—which is out this Friday—because of the environmental impact of traveling, the BBC reports and Pitchfork notes. “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,” Martin told the BBC. “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 no so much taking as giving?”

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Coldplay won’t be touring behind their new album due to concerns about environmental impact