Nov 21, 2019 - Energy & Environment

Coldplay suspends touring over environmental concerns

Chris Martin of Coldplay performs in Argentina in 2017

Chris Martin of Coldplay performs in Argentina in 2017. Photo: Santiago Bluguermann/Getty Images

Chris Martin, the lead singer of Coldplay, said in an interview with the BBC Thursday that the band will not tour its latest album, "Everyday Life," because of concerns over the environmental impact of global tours.

The big picture: Instead of a tour, the band will broadcast two performances from Amman, Jordan, for free on YouTube on Friday, Nov. 22 — the new album's release date.

What they're saying: "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," Martin told BBC News. "All of us have to work out the best way of doing our job."

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