Coldplay: the group announces its first tour in four years with an “ecological” accent

Coldplay has suspended tours in 2019 due to concerns about the environmental impact of concerts.

Four years after their A Head Full of Dreams tour, which saw them perform 122 concerts across five continents, the group announced a new tour, with an ecological focus.

The band is committed to making their upcoming Music of the Spheres tour as sustainable and low-carbon as possible.

This includes reducing their CO2 emissions by 50% compared to their previous tours, developing and supporting sustainable touring practices and offsetting CO2 emissions through projects such as funding the planting of a tree for each ticket sold.

As part of their commitment, they have also partnered with BMW to develop a rechargeable demo battery that will be powered by recycled cooking oil, solar energy and kinetic energy.

The BBC’s Colin Paterson spoke with singer Chris Martin to talk about the measures the group is putting in place to ensure that the tour reduces more CO2 than it produces.

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