From ‘Yellow’ to green - Coldplay announce “sustainable” 2022 world tour

From ‘Yellow’ to green – Coldplay announce “sustainable” 2022 world tour

Coldplay has announced that their 2022 “Music Of The Spheres” world tour will be one of the most sustainable in history.

Powered with rechargeable batteries fuelled by renewable sources, the six-month tour aims to pave the path for sustainable solutions to global touring. The innovations that will be employed on the tour adhere to the band’s 2019 pledge that they would not tour again until it became environmentally responsible. 

The tour will be supported by a “show battery” supplied by BMW Group that can be recharged using solar power. Generators will support the battery and will be powered by hydrotreated vegetable oil.

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The sustainability of the tour will also provide an opportunity for audiences to get directly involved. A kinetic stadium dancefloor will partly power the tour by generating electricity when fans jump up and down.

These alternatives will replace the usual diesel and petrol generators, which will reduce the carbon footprint of the concerts.

Coldplay wrote on Twitter: “Playing live and finding connection with people is ultimately why we exist as a band.

“We’ve been planning this tour for years, and we’re super excited to play songs from across our whole time together. At the same time, we’re very conscious that the planet is facing a climate crisis.

“So we’ve spent the last two years consulting with environmental experts to make this tour as sustainable as possible, and, just as importantly, to harness the tour’s potential to push things forward.

“We won’t get everything right, but we’re committed to doing everything we can and sharing what we learn.”

While this level of innovation does not come cheap, and bands without the same platform as Coldplay are far from able to replicate this level of sustainability, the “Music Of The Spheres” is a positive step towards creative solutions that reduce the live music sectors carbon footprint.

Coldplay’s tour lasts from March until September, with stadium shows in the UK, Europe, and across North and South America.