Coldplay is embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with their upcoming world tour. It will feature kinetic stadium floors that convert audience movement into energy to power the show.
The band excitedly announced their first tour in five years and pledged to run it entirely on green energy, including solar and recycled cooking oil.
In addition, they have vowed to plant a tree for every ticket sold – which is projected to be in the millions throughout 30 events. Fans attending the concerts will also contribute to the powering of the sets by riding kinetic bikes scattered throughout the venue, which they may use to replenish energy stores.
Chris Martin and his comrades Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion announced the historic tour Wednesday, along with the release of their ninth studio album, Music Of Spheres. “Playing live and finding connection with people is why we exist as a band,” Chris and the lads explained.
They will perform for three nights at Wembley Stadium. Among the crowd will be Chris’s girlfriend Dakota Johnson, whom he was seen partying with following her film The Lost Daughter’s London premiere on Wednesday.
“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,” the group announced.
“We won’t get everything right, but we’re committed to doing everything we can and sharing what we learn,” they added.
The sun’s energy, as well as that of dancing and biking fans, will be stored in the world’s first transportable, rechargeable show battery at each site. This was developed in collaboration with BMW and utilized the automaker’s recyclable i3 batteries.
The trip, which kicks up March 18 in Costa Rica, South America, will generate less than half the emissions generated by Coldplay’s most recent world tour in 2016. They will tour the world before landing at Wembley in mid-August, with their final UK gig taking place on August 23 at Glasgow’s Hampden Park.