Coldplay are set to break through the barriers for their first world tour in five years.
Frontman Chris Martin has always been vocal about his drive to help the environment and had previously said the iconic band wouldn’t tour again until they could do so in a more sustainable way.
Now, they have revealed that their latest tour is set to be partly powered by fans dancing.
The group behind hits such as Higher Power and Yellow vowed their upcoming gigs would be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy, including solar energy and recycled cooking oil, as well as the movement of the audience.
The band has also said it will plant a tree for every ticket sold, with the number expected to be in the millions across the 30 shows. The last time they toured in 2016 they played in front of 5.4 million people.
Fans will get involved in powering the concerts through dance floors that monitor their movement and kinetic bikes. The fitness apparatus will be set up across several locations at the gigs which they can use to boost energy reserves.
The band said they have spent the last two years trying to figure out the most sustainable way to tour again and hope it can help “push things forward”.
Chris, 44, told the BBC : “When they move, they power the concert.
“The more people move, the more they’re helping. You know when the frontman says, ‘We need you to jump up and down’?
“When I say that, I literally really need you to jump up and down. Because if you don’t, then the lights go out.”
The singer is aware that their efforts won’t be enough to please everyone, however, as they will still fly on private jets but he admits he can take the criticism.
“I don’t mind any backlash at all,” he continued. “We’re trying our best, and we haven’t got it perfect. Absolutely. We always have backlash for everything.
“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.”
The upcoming tour begins on March 18 next year in Costa Rica, South America. It will be responsible for only half the emissions of Coldplay’s most recent world tour in 2016.
The band will travel around the world before returning to the UK to play at Wembley in mid-August. They will finish at Glasgow’s Hampden Park on August 23.
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