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17:25  21 november  2019
17:25  21 november  2019 Source:   travelandleisure.com

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COLDPLAY star Chris Martin has revealed the band won ’ t tour again until they can embark on an environmentally friendly tour as he spoke out Coldplay , who are about to release their eighth studio album, Everyday Life, won ’ t be doing a tour to promote the record, Chris Martin has announced.

The band won ' t go on a world tour until they can make their concerts " environmentally beneficial". "All of us have to work out the best way of doing our job," he continued, saying the band wanted their future The UK band last travelled the world with their A Head Full of Dreams Tour , which saw them

Coldplay has announced that they will not go on tour until they find a more environmentally-sustainable method of travel.

Chris Martin sitting on a stage: Coldplay © Steve Jennings/Getty Images Coldplay

"The hardest thing is the flying side of things,” frontman Chris Martin told The BBC. “But, for example, our dream is to have a show with no single use plastic, [and] 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?"

Instead of a global tour for the band’s upcoming album, — entitled "Everyday Life" — they will perform two concerts in the Jordanian desert on Friday which they will broadcast to the world on YouTube. The desert concerts will take at sunrise and one at sunset, reflecting the two 'sides' of their new album, The BBC reported.

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He said that overcoming the environmental impact of air travel would prove difficult, but that the group hopes to organize a “largely solar-powered” tour that is free from “single-use plastic.” The news that Coldplay won ’ t be touring for environmental reasons was met with mixed reactions on social media.

Coldplay won ’ t tour their new album in an attempt to help the environment. Martin said he wants the band’s next tour to “ be the best possible version of [one] like that environmentally ,” adding: ”We “In a very gentle British way , this record is us saying we don’t feel different from any human on earth

They will also perform one show in London at the Natural History Museum. The proceeds from that show will be donated to the environmental charity ClientEarth.

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Martin said this isn’t a lifetime ban on the group's touring. They will resume shows once they’ve found a way of not just decreasing their carbon footprint but being “environmentally beneficial.”

Coldplay’s last world tour, that spanned from 2016 to 2017, required 109 tour members, 32 trucks and nine bus drivers. They all traveled around the world, playing 122 concerts across five continents. The concerts brought out 5.4 million fans, each of whom has their own environmental impact of traveling to and from the show.

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The British group are delaying a tour to support new album Everyday Life as they work towards developing concerts that will be carbon neutral.

Coldplay to pause touring until concerts are ' environmentally beneficial so how the hell did they get to Amman in Jordan to announced this, walk? 😂😂. Coldplay aren’ t touring until they can make their concerts environmental beneficial, but they ’ve gone all the way to Jordan to live stream two

The announcement comes amid the protests of activist group Extinction Rebellion in the UK and as activists warn that carbon offsets may not be as beneficial for the environment as airlines claim.

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