The British band Coldplay has reduced its touring carbon footprint by 59% compared with its previous world tour. In 2021 it pledged to reduce carbon emissions from show production, freight, band and crew travel “by at least 50%” during its Music of the Spheres tour, which began in 2022. Shows have featured kinectic dance floors that generate electricity as the audience jumps on customised tiles, and fans on power bikes help charge smaller stage areas during concerts. Eighteen shows were powered entirely by a tourable battery system, made from recycled BMW batteries. Ticket sales funded two solar-powered “ocean cleanup river interceptors” and more than 7 million trees planted through the global reforestation nonprofit One Tree Planted.

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