After committing not to return to the live stage until shows could be done in a “sustainable” way, Coldplay have announced details - including environmental impact - of a world tour.
The band, who release new album ‘Music of the Spheres’ tomorrow (15th October), will head out on the tour of the same name in March, beginning in Costa Rica.
A statement from the band reads: “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. It’s a work in progress and we’re really grateful for the help we’ve had so far.
If you’d like to come to a show and sing with us, we’re so excited to see you.”
The shows will be powered by renewable energy, the group have pledged to cut “tour emissions” by 50%, a tree will be planted for each ticket sold, each venue will be given a “sustainability rider” of requests, there will be free drinking water at each venue to cut down on single-use plastic, and the group have entered a partnership with climate change experts at Imperial College London’s Grantham Institute to measure the tour’s impact.
H.E.R. supports on most dates, with a handful of European dates featuring London Grammar.
The dates are:
18 San Jose Estadio Nacional
22 Santo Domingo Estadio Olímpico
25 Monterrey Estadio BBVA
29 Guadalajara Estadio Akron
3 Mexico City Foro Sol
23 Santa Clara, CA Levi’s Stadium
26 Los Angeles, CA SoFi Stadium
3 Phoenix, AZ State Farm Stadium
6 Dallas, TX Cotton Bowl Stadium
8 Houston, TX NRG Stadium
28 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
1 Washington, DC FedExField
4 East Rutherford, NJ Metlife Stadium
8 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field
11 Atlanta, GA Mercedes-Benz Stadium
14 Tampa, FL Raymond James Stadium
2 Frankfurt Deutsche Bank Park
3 Frankfurt Deutsche Bank Park
8 Warsaw PGE Narodowy
10 Berlin Olympiastadion Berlin
12 Berlin Olympiastadion Berlin
16 Paris Stade de France
17 Paris Stade de France
5 Brussels King Baudouin Stadium
6 Brussels King Baudouin Stadium
12 London Wembley Stadium
13 London Wembley Stadium
16 London Wembley Stadium
23 Glasgow Hampden Park