Coldplay delays next album tour until it can make concerts carbon-neutral
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Coldplay will delay the tour for its new album due to environmental concerns, the British rock band said in an interview that aired Thursday.

In an interview with the BBC, Chris Martin, the band’s lead singer, said the group will spend the next year or two working out how to make the “Everyday Life” album tour carbon-neutral.

“We’ve done a lot of big tours at this point,” Martin told the outlet. “How can we harness the resources that our tour creates and make it have a positive impact?”

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Martin noted that slashing the carbon emissions released from “the flying side of things” would be the biggest obstacle to achieving the band's goal, adding the group’s dream is to “have a show with no single-use plastic and to have it be largely solar-powered.”

“It’s a question of just accepting that you have to do your best, not to be too overzealous in criticizing others because everyone will catch up if you probe that it’s easy to do it the right way,” he said.

Coldplay, which has gone on tour seven times since 2000, is set to perform two concerns in Jordan this week before playing in London next Monday, The Washington Post reports. The proceeds of the London concert will be donated to an environmental nonprofit.

The band’s decision aligns with several other artists — including U2, Maroon 5 and Adele — who are also working to go green, the Post notes.