British rock band Coldplay’s next tour, will be eco-friendly and will feature a kinetic dancefloor that that generates electricity when fans jump up and down.
The band has always been progressive, not only with their music but by devotion for sustainability.
GoodNews had earlier run a story where the band had sponsored a watercraft that removes plastic trash from Malaysian rivers, despite not having performed here before.
Now the band has announced a 12-point plan to cut their carbon footprint and continue rocking in a more sustainable way, of course.
This includes reducing carbon emissions by powering the show from bicycles and electricity-producing dancefloors, building their sets from bamboo and planting a tree for every ticket sold.
Singer Chris Martin told the BBC in his first interview about the plans that fans will be on “kinetic flooring”.
“When they move, they power the concert and we have bicycles too that do the same thing,” Martin told BBC entertainment correspondent Colin Paterson.
This announcement has been met with awe and its fair share of criticism.
There has been an argument that as much as the band wants to be eco-friendly, they will still travel with private jets.
Coldplay admits that they can’t do everything net-zero.
“And the people that give us backlash for that kind of thing, for flying, they’re right. So we don’t have any argument against that,” Martin said.
If going by their 2016-2017 tour numbers where they played to 5.4 million people, this will be a “tree-mendous” success. Their pledge of planting a tree for every ticket sold, would add millions.
Only catch? If their fans do not move enough, the lights go out.
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Their plan includes:
- The tour itinerary will do with less air travel, with emphasis on sustainable aviation fuel used where flying is unavoidable
- Venues must use aerated taps and low-flushing toilets to prevent water wastage
- Their sets will be built with bamboo and plant based plastics
- Lasers and lighting effects will be more energy efficient
- Audience members’ LED wristbands will be made from 100% compostable, plant-based materials and will be reused every night
- There will be an app to ensure fans can plan their journeys to and from these shows with the lowest possible emissions