The band Coldplay announced it will not be going on tour to promote its new album because of the environmental damage it might cause. It is standard business practice in the music industry to accompany a new album release with a world tour. Concert tours are often money-spinners and generate more profits than music sales. Coldplay decided a tour would have a negative impact on the environment. Lead singer Chris Martin told the BBC that the band wanted any future tours to "have a positive impact" on the environment.
Coldplay is taking time off to look at options on how tours can be more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Mr Martin said he wanted future tours to be "actively beneficial". He said the band's next tour would care about the environment and that he would be "disappointed if it's not carbon neutral". He wants tours to be about giving as well as taking. The band's new double album, "Everyday Life," reflects their feelings about the environment. Coldplay will put on a one-off concert for their fans in London. All of the money from this concert will be donated to an environmental charity.