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Chris Martin admitted that there is still “a long way to go” to find a way to tour that is completely environmentally friendly.
The ‘My Universe’ hitmakers will embark on a world stadium tour in 2022 in support of their ninth studio album, which they promise to be the most eco-friendly shows they’ve ever performed.
And the 44-year-old frontman admitted that while they had come “a long way,” with their next jaunt set to be powered 100% by renewable energy, Chris told Ken Bruce on BBC Radio 2 ahead of their radio station. . 2 Concert in concert tonight (07.12.21): “We have worked with amazing brands to see how we can reduce the environmental impact as much as possible.
“We still have a long way to go. But we have already come a long way.”
The Grammy winners have teamed up with direct air capture pioneers, Climeworks, to ensure that their Music of the Spheres World Tour will have, at a minimum, a net zero carbon footprint.
They said in a statement, “Playing live and connecting with people is ultimately what we exist as a band. We’ve been planning this tour for years and we’re super excited to be playing songs. of all our time together.
“At the same time, we are very aware that the planet is facing a climate crisis.
“So we’ve spent the past two years consulting with environmental experts to make this tour as sustainable as possible and, just as important, to harness the potential of the tour to get things done.
“We won’t get everything right, but we are committed to doing all we can and sharing what we learn. It is a work in progress and we are truly grateful for the help we have received so far. now.”
Meanwhile, Chris also teased that they would be performing their festive 2010 hit “Christmas Lights” at the intimate London concert, but admitted that it was hard to remember the delicate piano chord.
He said: “Every year we have to remember how to play it.
“As we speak, I will remember how to play the chord.”
Listen to the full interview on BBC Radio 2 via BBC Sounds now.