Coldplay has decided they will not tour this album. Chris Martin explained why to BBC News, saying, “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.” He adds that he wants future tours to have a “positive impact.”
Martin also goes into detail about what he hopes they can do for their next tour. He says, “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.” He also says, “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.”
So, for their new album Everyday Life, the band will play two free shows in Jordan on Friday. There will be one at sunrise and one at sunset, “mirroring the two ‘sides’ of their new album.”
The shows will be broadcast, for free, on YouTube.
Everyday Life is out November 22 (Friday).