Coldplay say they will not tour to promote their new album because it would be harmful to the environment
- Coldplay will not tour until their shows are 'actively beneficial' to environment
- Frontman Chris Martin would be 'disappointed' if gigs were not 'carbon neutral'
- The band are currently in Jordan ahead of album Everyday Life's launch on Friday
Coldplay will not tour for their newest album because it would be harmful to the environment, frontman Chris Martin has said.
The band are currently in Jordan to perform two shows, from the album Everyday Life, which will be streamed live on YouTube on Friday.
Martin, 42, told BBC News: 'We're taking time to see how our tour can be actively beneficial.'
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Coldplay, pictured is frontman Chris Martin, have said they will not tour their new album Everyday Life because they're concerned their environmental impact
He said Coldplay would be 'disappointed' if any future tours were not 'carbon neutral' and revealed the band want to make a 'positive impact'.
The frontman added: 'Our dream is to have a show with no single use plastic, to have it be largely solar powered.
'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?'
The band's last world-wide tour was for A Head Full Of Dreams, in 2016 and 2017, where they performed 122 shows across four continents.
The band are currently in Jordan ahead of the new records release on Friday and are set to play two gigs - one at sunrise and one at sunset to launch the album
Martin, 42, said Coldplay, pictured performing on SNL, would be 'disappointed' if any future tours were not 'carbon neutral'
Their new record will be released on Friday, with songs inspired by news reports about an Afghan gardener and a Nigerian hymn composer.
To launch the album, Coldplay are performing two shows in Jordan - one at sunrise and one at sunset - on Friday, which mirror the two halves of their record.
During an interview with the BBC ahead of the release, Martin admitted that the most difficult thing to consider environmentally is having to rely on flying.
For their last tour was in 2016 and 2017, Colplay performed 122 shows across four continents
He also discussed new track Orphans, revealing that it was inspired by refugees who are 'really just young people wanting to get on with their lives'.
The British band are also set to play at the Natural History Museum in London on 25 November. The proceeds from this gig will be donated to charity ClientEarth.
Commenting on the news, Gareth Redmond-King, Head of Climate Change at WWF, said: '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.'
It comes after the band revealed the tracks of Everyday Life in the classified adverts of their local newspapers.
Pictured: Will Champion, Guy Berryman, Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland of band Coldplay
The list of songs appeared above an advert for a car boot sale and next to an appeal to find a tenant for an apartment in the classified section of the Express and Echo in Devon on October 24.
The same advert appeared in the North Wales Daily Post a day earlier, hidden among adverts for bales of hay and fridge freezers.
Coldplay has strong links to Devon with Martin hailing from Exeter, while guitarist Jonny Buckland, 42, grew up in Flintshire, north Wales - and once had a holiday job at the Daily Post.
Last month Coldplay revealed Everyday Life's track list in the classified adverts of their local newspapers