The platinum-record selling band Coldplay has announced it will not tour the world after the release of its new album in order to spare the environment. The band, which is world-renowned for songs such as Viva La Vida, said they want to take time over the next year or two “to work out” how their tour can not only be sustainable but also actively beneficial.
The UK band last traveled the world with their A Head Full of Dreams Tour, which saw them stage 122 shows across five continents in 2016 and 2017. But now Coldplay wants to change their ways and lead other artists to do the same.
According to lead singer Chris Martin, “Everyone will catch up if you prove that it’s easy to do it the right way”. Considering the staggering amount of emissions that come with touring the world and lugging all that equipment, let’s hope this is the case.