Coldplay Tour app helps fans plan eco-friendly trips
Coldplay has launched a free app for fans as part of their commitment to do their Music of the spheres around the world in the most ecological way possible.
Since the Tyndall Center’s Ultra Low Carbon Live Music Report 2021 concluded that fan travel accounts for the largest share of tour-related emissions, the app allows fans to plan low-emission travel carbon to and from shows, with those choosing green travel being rewarded with a merchandise discount code.
The app – made in partnership with SAP – is available to download now for iOS and Android devices, and will also measure total carbon emissions from fan travel so the band can “reduce these impacts through high-end solutions.” nature-based quality such as reforestation and soil regeneration”.
Along with the Fan Trip Calculator, the app also features Coldplay-themed AR games and experiences, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, photos and videos from every show, plus news and info on visits. The band will also be streaming full audio from an upcoming date exclusively through the app.
“They don’t just talk about doing something, they lead by example”
the Music of the spheres tour, which kicked off in Costa Rica in March, is heading to North America this week before landing in Europe in July.
Having previously put touring plans on hold to study how to make their gigs more sustainable, Coldplay’s 2022 tour announcement came with a 12-point plan to reduce their carbon footprint.
“They don’t just talk about doing something, they lead by example,” said band agent Josh Javor of X-ray Touring. IQ Last year. “I think you need bigger artists to show others how change might be possible.
“I was involved in the parts that I could be, like figuring out how we can try to reduce the carbon footprint by staying in one place and playing more shows. It’s very different from the standard tour where the artists do one or two shows and then move around to visit as many places as possible.
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