Tue. Sep 26th, 2023

Coldplay has stated that they have reduced their carbon footprint by more than 50% while on their Music of the Spheres World Tour. The Music of the Spheres World Tour started on March 18, 2022, and will end on November 22, 2023. Coldplay claimed that their current tour has resulted in 47% less CO2e emissions than their 2016/2017 Head Full of Dreams Tour. The band also announced that they have planted five million trees since the tour began, one for every ticket sold, a total of seven million so far.

“When we first announced the Music Of The Spheres Tour, we hoped to make it as environmentally friendly as possible, with the goal of reducing our direct carbon emissions (from show production, freight, band, and crew travel) by 50%,” Coldplay said in a statement. “Now that we’re in the second year of the tour, we’ve started to run the entire show (audio, lights, lasers, etc.) from an electric battery system that allows us to use 100% renewable energy as efficiently as possible,” the statement said. We have been employing electric vehicles and alternative fuels wherever possible, as well as minimizing waste and plastic usage.”

The band described their environmental achievements as “something that our incredible crew should be very proud of,” before adding, “And just by coming you have had a tree planted, and helped a range of environmental organizations like The Ocean Cleanup and ClientEarth (a team of environmental lawyers).” Thank you all, and maybe by this time next year, we will have made significant progress.

” “Based on a detailed review of Coldplay’s sustainability team’s work in assessing and advising the band and management on the CO2e impact of touring, we fully endorse this effort as critically important, scientifically rigorous, and of the highest quality,” said MIT professor and environmental activist John E. Fernandez in a statement.The band deserves great credit for commissioning the piece and serving as a forerunner for the worldwide music industry as it begins to take the reality of living and making music in the Anthropocene seriously.”

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