Coldplay have a very good reason for not touring in support of their upcoming double-album Everyday Life: the Earth. In an interview with BBC News, singer Chris Martin explained that the band will not mount one of their typical world-trotting tours out of concern for the environment. “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,” said Martin.
“All of us have to work out the best way of doing our job,” he added, explaining that the band are attempting to make sure all their future tours have a “positive impact.” Everyday is out on Friday (Nov. 22) and the band will celebrate its release with a speical show in Amman, Jordan that will be streamed on YouTube Originals.
In advance of that show, the band also dropped two new songs, “Daddy” and “Champion of the World.” Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams tour jumped to No. 3 on the list of highest-grossing tours of all time in 2018 after grossing $523 million over a year and a half trek across the globe during which they sold 5.4 million tickets across five continents at 114 sold-out performances in 83 venues.