British band Coldplay has announced its global stadium tour in 2022 which will accompany the new album, Music Of The Spheres.
There will be a twist to the traditional touring set-up as the band is trying to make the tour as sustainable as possible through a series of initiatives.
In 2019, Coldplay committed to making all future tours as environmentally friendly as possible and has set a series of goals to achieve this.
The band hopes to cut direct emissions by 50% compared to their most recent tour between 2016 and 2017.
Coldplay also hopes to power shows entirely by renewable, super-low emission energy with solar installations at each venue, waste cooking oil, a kinetic stadium floor and kinetic bikes powered by fans.
When the fans move and dance, they will help to power the concert.
This power will be stored in the first ever mobile and rechargeable show battery which has been developed and created in partnership with BMW. These batteries are recycled from the batteries of the fully electric car, the BMW i3.
The tour will also attempt to offset as much CO2 as possible by planting a tree for every ticket sold. The band will also provide each venue with a list of sustainable practices and encourage fans to use low-carbon transport to and from shows. Those that arrive at a concert using environmentally friendly alternatives will receive a discount at the venues.
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