Coldplay have announced a world tour behind their Max Martin-produced album Music of the Spheres!
After refusing to tour their last album – Everyday Life – for environmental reasons, the band has pledged to cut tour emissions by 50 percent and adopt a broad model for sustainability, with each show powered solely by renewable energy.
Coldplay aim on eliminating ‘more CO2 than the tour produces’ with initiatives including planting one tree per ticket sold. Ten percent of all earnings will also go towards a fund for ‘environmental and socially conscious causes’.
In a statement, Coldplay said they were ‘very conscious that the planet is facing a climate crisis.’: ‘So we’ve spent the last two years consulting with environmental experts to make this tour as sustainable as possible, and, just as importantly, to harness the tour’s potential to push things forward. We won’t get everything right, but we’re committed to doing everything we can and sharing what we learn.’
Initiatives include the use of solar installations at every venue, as well as energy generated from waste cooking oil, a kinetic stadium floor, and kinetic bikes powered by fans. A mobile, rechargeable show battery touted as the first of its kind will store the energy.
The band will urge fans to use low-carbon transport with an app that offers venue discounts as rewards and will discourage single-use plastic bottles by providing free water.
H.E.R. will support most of the shows, as well as London Grammar for some dates…
03-18 San Jose, Costa Rica – Estadio Nacional
03-22 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – Estadio Olímpico
03-25 Monterrey, Mexico – Estadio BBVA ^
03-29 Guadalajara, Mexico – Estadio Akron ^
04-03 Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol ^
04-23 Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium ^
04-26 Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium ^
05-03 Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium ^
05-06 Dallas, TX – Cotton Bowl Stadium ^
05-08 Houston, TX – NRG Stadium ^
05-28 Chicago, IL – Soldier Field ^
06-01 Washington, DC – FedExField ^
06-04 East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium ^
06-08 Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field ^
06-11 Atlanta, GA – Mercedes-Benz Stadium ^
06-14 Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium ^
07-02 Frankfurt, Germany – Deutsche Bank Park ^
07-03 Frankfurt, Germany – Deutsche Bank Park ^
07-08 Warsaw, Poland – PGE Narodowy ^
07-10 Berlin, Germany – Olympiastadion Berlin ≠
07-12 Berlin, Germany – Olympiastadion Berlin ^
07-16 Paris, France – Stade de France ^
07-17 Paris, France – Stade de France ^
08-05 Brussels, Belgium – King Baudouin Stadium ^
08-06 Brussels, Belgium – King Baudouin Stadium ^
08-12 London, England – Wembley Stadium ^
08-13 London, England – Wembley Stadium ^
08-16 London, England – Wembley Stadium ≠
08-23 Glasgow, Scotland – Hampden Park Stadium ^
09-10 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Rock in Rio Festival
≠with London Grammar