Coldplay, a music group, plans to harness the energy of their fans to power their performances and help the environment.
The band has committed to using methods that are Sustainable. This includes using energy that does no add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. The band hopes to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (or CO2) released by its business activities by 50%.
The latest world tour has featured special dance floors and energy-storing exercise bikes for music stars. The show’s goal is to have fans produce electricity and dance or spin for the show.
Guy Berryman, bassist, suggested that music fans will be more open to changes to the concert experience if they have the chance to have fun.
A kinetic floor is a dance floor that can support multiple people. When people move on the floor, it creates electricity. The band holds competitions before performances to see which fans can produce the most power.
Each bike can produce an average of 200 W of energy. The energy is stored in batteries that power parts of the show.
Being green is a good business model. Chris Martin, Coldplay’s lead singer, stated that this is what they want to demonstrate.
Coldplay is not the only music group that works to reduce the climate-damaging effects of its tours.
Other musicians and bands that are famous include Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and The Lumineers. Shawn Mendes and Maroon 5 John Mayer, Lorde and The Chicks.
The entertainment industry, from sports teams to toy makers, is working together to reduce carbon emissions.
Adam Gardner is with Reverb. This non-profit group helps bands make their concerts more sustainable. He is not involved in Coldplays tour.
Gardner said that the relationship between musicians and millions of their followers is unique to any other public relationship. Figure. It can be a walking or talking example.
Musicians are offering more plant-based food options. They aren’t using single-use plastic bottles. They are also trying to change the way their fans and they use transportation.
Eilish has pledged to eliminate 35,000 single-use water bottles during her tour. Eilish also only serves vegetarian food or food that isn’t made with meat. Backstage. Massive Attack is currently on tour by train.
Shawn Mendes has pledged to reduce the environmental impact of his tours and cut emissions by 50% for each show. He claims he will use sustainable fabrics for tour clothing and stay at hotels that pledge to reduce emissions. He even pledged to use sustainable aviation fuel.
It makes us feel like we are part of a larger community
Coldplay has taken additional steps to reduce the environmental impacts of its tour.
Music of the Spheres uses recycled steel for its tour stage. The world’s first touring battery system will be created from 40 repurposed BMW electrical car batteries. The goal is to power the entire show using batteries.
Martin said that it is a blessing that we have the resources to do this because it can be very costly to try these things the first time. We were so privilegedWe are in a position to make changes.
Martin suggested that all of these changes were meant to give music fans a sense belonging.
Our show is designed to bring everyone together, sing together, and wear the same clothes. Wristbands. And that’s just the beginning. ExtensionIt’s amazing. It makes us feel alive. It makes us feel like we are part of a larger community, he said.
Im John Russell.
Mark Kennedy was the reporter on this story for The Associated Press. John Russell adapted it to VOA Learning English.
This Story: Words
Sustainableadj.Methods that do not completely consume or destroy natural resources
Figure n.A person
Backstage n.Behind the scenes of a theater
privilegedadj.Being granted special rights and advantages that few people have
wristband n.A thin piece is placed on the arm close to the hand.
Extension n. Something that is derived from another + of.