Coldplay delay future global tours until they can ensure shows are 'carbon neutral'

LA PLATA, ARGENTINA - NOVEMBER 14: Chris Martin of Coldplay performs during the 'A Head Full Of Dreams' Tour at Ciudad de La Plata Stadium on November 14, 2017 in La Plata, Argentina. (Photo by Santiago Bluguermann/Getty Images)

Coldplay has announced that they will be holding off on any global tours until they can make sure their live shows are as sustainable as possible.

"We're not touring this album," frontman Chris Martin recently revealed to BBC News, referring to his and bandmates Guy Berryman, Will Champion, Jonny Buckland and Phil Harvey's latest record Everyday Life.

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He added that the group aims to take time off over the next couple of years to work out how any future performances can be "actively beneficial" and have a "positive impact."

The 44-year-old also detailed that their dream would be to use solar power technology during their shows from now on, and ban the use of single-use plastic.

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

"The hardest thing is the flying side of things. 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?"

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Musician Chris Martin of Coldplay performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2015/Getty Images for dcp)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Chris Martin of Coldplay performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/AMA2015/WireImage)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 06: Chris Martin and Will Champion from Coldplay during a live broadcast of 'TFI Friday' at the Cochrane Theatre on November 6, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Jonny Buckland, Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion of Coldplay perform during the 2015 Global Citizen Festival at Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)
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Musician Chris Martin of Coldplay performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Musician Chris Martin of Coldplay performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 18: Drummer Will Champion of Coldplay performs at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Musician Chris Martin of Coldplay performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Frontman Chris Martin of Coldplay performs during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: (L-R) Recording artists Will Champion, Jonny Buckland, Chris Martin and Guy Berryman of the band Coldplay perform onstage during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
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This Friday, Coldplay are set to perform two shows in Jordan, which will stream to fans around the world for free on YouTube. Their last tour, A Head Full of Dreams, began in 2016 and ended the following year.

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Just last month, Martin opened up about how Everyday Life was influenced by the Syrian refuge crisis and they hope that the new songs will make people understand what others, who are in very different situations, might be going through.

"This has been the first time we've felt like, "We've got to this place as a band so there's really nothing to think about career-wise.

"You can just speak completely freely and let all the colours of life come through," he told Annie Mac on Radio 1's Future Sounds.

"It seems to me that one of the things that might help people have a better time is to put themselves in other people's shoes, whether that's these kids who have to leave Syria, or who grew up in Baltimore, or whatever it might be. Rather than judging from afar, maybe think: 'I wonder what it's like to be there'."

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