Decembar 2021

34 | Muzika » Music COL DP L AY ON AN ECO - F R I END LY TOUR Jump around to stop the lights going out! Kinetic flooring and electricitygenerating bicycles, drink discounts for those who come by bike and a tree planted for every ticket sold - these are just some of the things we will enjoy, alongside great music, during the upcoming tour of this popular British band Coldplay have announced the dates of their 2022 Music Of The Spheres World Tour, which is set to kick off in Costa Rica next March and culminate in Glasgow in August, with the band promising that this will be the tour with the smallest possible carbon footprint. The news comes two years after the band hired a teamof experts to help them identify key areas of environmental activity, so the 2022 tour will have 50 per cent lower carbon dioxide emissions than the 2016/17 tour. First and foremost, every concertwill use renewable energy sources, while each stadiumor concert hall will be equipped with solar panels, kinetic flooring and bicycles that concertgoers will themselves ride to generate energy. That energy will be fed into what will become the first ever mobile battery for concerts powered from recycled sources.The audience will thus generate electricity in two ways – through steps on the kinetic flooring and by pedalling the fixed bicycles that will be available to attendees. Speaking to the BBC, singer Chris Martin explained what it will look like… “When they [concertgoers] move, they power the concert. And we have bicycles too that do the same thing. 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 and down. Because if you don't, then the lights go out!” All equipment will also be adapted to environmental standards, and Coldplay have announced that stages will be equipped with energy-efficient LED screens, lasers and lighting that reduces electricity consumption by 50 per cent compared to standard equipment. Even the confetti will be 100 per cent biodegradable, while luminous wristbands for audiencemembers will be made entirely from compostable, plant-based materials, with their electronic components to be reused for the next tour. Fans of the band will be provided with additional motivation to contribute by using the tour’s official app, earning discounts on food and drinks if they come to the concert by bike. They will be able to buy sustainable clothing at the concerts, while drinking water will be free in an effort to avoid unnecessarily creating waste from disposable plastic bottles, with people instead able to bring and refill their own reusable bottles. Apart from reducing emissions through the use of renewable energy sources and encouraging eco-friendly habits, Coldplay says that they will plant a tree for every ticket sold. Their last 2016-17 tour saw them perform in front of 5.4 million people, making it one of the biggest ever tours, so it’s hoped that next year’s numbers will be even higher, thus leading to the reforestation of the planet! “We’ve been planning this tour for years, andwe’re super excited to play songs fromacross 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. We won’t get everything right, but we’re committed to doing everything we can and sharing what we learn,” explained band members on social media. AlthoughMartin admits that they’re still a longway fromachieving the absolute effect of a fully eco-friendly tour, they’re undoubtedly on the right track and setting a great example. Well done, Coldplay! FOTO: Profimedia.rs / Zoran Veselinović / Avalon Od organizatora koncerata Koldplej će tražiti da spreče rasipanje vode i koriste održive materijale poput bambusa Coldplay will ask concert venues to prevent water spillages and use sustainable materials, such as bamboo

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