Coldplay Refuse to Tour Unless It's Beneficial for Environment

The Chris Martin-fronted band wants their next tour to have 'a positive impact' on the environment so they are trying to figure out how to make it 'carbon neutral.'

AceShowbiz - Coldplay won't be touring to promote their latest album, and don't plan on hitting the road again until they can figure out how their concerts can be "actively beneficial" for the environment.

The British band, fronted by Chris Martin, last toured in support of their record "A Head Full of Dreams" - and staged 122 shows across four continents as part of the trek.

But they won't be embarking on a similar tour for their new album "Everyday Life", due for release on Friday, November 22, with Martin telling BBC News that they are "taking time to see how our tour can be actively beneficial."

"Our next tour will be the best possible version of a tour like that environmentally," he explained. "We would be disappointed if it's not carbon neutral."

"We've done a lot of big tours at this point. How do we turn it around so it's no so much taking as giving?"

Explaining that the group want their future tours to "have a positive impact," Martin added, "All of us have to work out the best way of doing our job."

Coldplay will next perform in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Friday for two shows that will be streamed live on YouTube. They will also take to the stage at London's Natural History Museum on November 25 for a one-off concert for fans - the proceeds from which will be donated to an environmental charity.

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