Coldplay decide to pause touring over climate change fears

Coldplay decide to pause touring over climate change fears

Coldplay have decided to not tour ‘over the next year or two’.

Coldplay’s new album Everyday Life is released on Friday and, instead of spending months on the road, they are playing two gigs in Jordan, which will be broadcast, free, to a global audience on YouTube.

“We’re not touring this album,” frontman Chris Martin told BBC News.

“We’re taking time over the next year or two, to work out how our tour can not only be sustainable [but] how can it be actively beneficial.”

“All of us have to work out the best way of doing our job,” he continued, saying the band wanted their future tours to “have a positive impact”.

The UK band last travelled the world with their A Head Full of Dreams Tour, which saw them stage 122 shows across five continents in 2016 and 2017.