COLDPLAY have warned fans they won’t be launching a globetrotting tour for their latest record until it is environmentally friendly to do so.
The band’s eighth album Everyday Life — their first since A Head Full Of Dreams in 2015 — drops today.
Frontman Chris Martin confirmed yesterday that they won’t be hitting the road to promote it until their live outings are sustainable.
The Paradise singer said of any future tour: ‘We would be disappointed if it’s not carbon neutral.
‘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?’
He was speaking to BBC Breakfast’s Colin Paterson in Jordan, where Coldplay will today perform Everyday Life for the first time, in a YouTube live stream.
While Martin, 42, wants all Coldplay’s tours to ‘have a positive impact’, he explained how everyone involved needs to help. He added: ‘We’re taking time to see how our tour can be actively beneficial. All of us have to work out the best way of doing our job.’
He revealed the double album reflects the feelings of the band — completed by Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion — on the environment. ‘If you’ve had the privilege of travelling around the world, you know we’re all from the same place,’ he said.
‘In a very gentle British way, this record is us saying we don’t feel different from any human on Earth.’