Coldplay are set to take a step back from touring until they figure out a way to make it more environmentally friendly.
Chris Martin spoke to BBC News ahead of the release of the band’s new album Everyday Life, which they won’t be hitting the road with.
Instead of touring this LP, the group will be performing two gigs in Amman, Jordan — one at sunrise and one at sunset, mirroring both sides to their album — and the show will be broadcast free on YouTube.
Martin shared, “We’re not touring this album. 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.
“All of us have to work out the best way of doing our job.
“Our next tour will be the best possible version of a tour like that environmentally. We would be disappointed if it’s not carbon neutral.”
The musician admitted, “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?”
Coldplay last hit the road with their global “A Head Full of Dreams” tour, which saw them play 122 shows across five continents back in 2016 and 2017.