A GREENER TOUR? MUSICIANS WORK TOWARD NET-ZERO EMISSIONS ON THE ROAD

From Coldplay to Billie Eilish, more and more musicians are stopping to consider their carbon footprint

Conversations about climate change are happening everywhere, including within the music industry. And some musicians — including Billie Eilish, Massive Attack (featuring Grant Marshall and Robert del Naja) and Chris Martin of Coldplay — are deciding to take more concrete action to cut down their carbon footprints. (Getty Images)

Teen phenom Billie Eilish is planning an eco-friendly world tour for 2020. Coldplay, no stranger to rocking an arena, is hitting pause on touring as the band searches for a greener way.

Meanwhile, trip-hoppers Massive Attack are prepping a “super-low carbon” gig and teaming up with climate scientists to study the environmental impact of touring in hopes of drastically reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

Conversations about combating climate change are happening across different sectors and segments of society — and it’s no different for top music acts, often blasted for the environmental impact caused by globe-crossing concert tours.

But a growing wave of musicians are stepping up to declare a climate emergency and taking action to cut down their carbon footprints.

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