Because of concerns about the environmental impact of concerts, Coldplay has put plans to tour their new album on hold.
frontman Chris Martin told BBC News.”We’re not touring this album,”
“Over the next year or two, we’re taking time to work out how not only our tour can be sustainable but how it can be actively beneficial.”
“All of us have to work out the best way of doing our job,” he added, saying the band wanted their future tours to “have a positive impact”.
The British band will be performing two shows in the Jordanian capital Amman, that will be broadcast live on YouTube.
The concerts which will take place at sunrise and sunset on Friday, will mirror the two halves of their new album Everyday Life.
Last time, the UK band traveled the world with their A Head Full of Dreams Tour, which in 2016 and 2017 saw them performing 122 shows across four continents.
Martin said “Our next tour will be the best possible version of a tour like that environmentally,” Martin added. “We would be disappointed if it’s not carbon neutral.
“The hardest thing is the flying side of things. But our dream, for example, is to have a show with no single use plastic, to have it largely solar powered.
“At this point, we’ve done a lot of big tours. How do we turn it around so it’s no so much taking as giving?”
The WWF praised the initiative of Coldplay, saying: “It is fantastic to see world-famous artists stepping up to protect the planet.
“We all have a responsibility to lead by example in the face of this climate and nature crisis – inaction is not an option if we are to preserve our planet for future generations,” Gareth Redmond-King, the head of climate change for the organization said.
Talking to BBC correspondent Colin Paterson, Martin said Jordan had been chosen because “we wanted to pick somewhere in the middle of the world where we normally don’t get to play”.
He also said that the new record, which will be released on Friday, reflected the band’s global perspective.
“If you’ve had the privilege of travelling around the world, you know we’re all from the same place,” he continued.
“This record is us saying that we don’t feel different from any human on earth in a very gentle British way.”
Martin said songs from Everyday Life were partly inspired by reports from BBC News about an Afghan gardener and a composer of the Nigerian hymn.
“Journalism at its best finds these individual stories that reinforce our shared humanity,” he said.
At the Natural History Museum in London on 25 November, Coldplay will hold a one-off concert for fans.
All profits from the event will be donated to an environmental charity.


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