Green Solar Technologies Founder Speaks on Rock Band Coldplay Holding Off on World Tour for Environment

Nicki Zvik, Founder of Green Solar Technologies, comments on Coldplay’s recent announcement to hold off on their world tour.

Climate change is an unfortunate and dangerous phenomenon that affects us all, and more and more influential people are stepping up and taking a stand in order to combat this global crisis. Most recently, world famous rock band, Coldplay, announced they will no longer be touring until efforts are made to tour in an environmentally conscious and sustainable manner.

According to an article published on the CBS website, lead singer of Coldplay, Chris Martin, stated, “We would be disappointed if it’s not carbon neutral,” going on to mention that he not only wants to tour in a way that is not detrimental to the environment but in a way that is actually beneficial to it.

Founder of Green Solar TechnologiesNicki Zvik, comments on the band’s bold announcement, saying, “It takes a lot of courage for one of the greatest rock bands in history to release a new album and not promote it by going on a world tour as they’ve done in the past. We need more of this kind of mentality from the people who others listen to in order to make necessary changes in the way that we power our world. The traditional means of generating electricity with fossil fuels has gotten us close to a point of no return when it comes to the environment, but there is still hope. Especially when it seems that more people everyday are finding their own unique way of straying away from things that produce carbon emissions and instead going down a path of renewable energy.”

Instead of touring, after Coldplay’s recent release of their new album “Everyday Life” the band has decided to play shows in Amen, Jordan and at London’s Natural History Museum (which will donate proceeds to charity).

Though they have decided to not tour just yet, the band has not given up on touring altogether. Martin was quoted noting, “Our next tour will be the best possible version of a tour like that environmentally,” in reference to past successful tours.

Martin went on to state, “The hardest thing is the flying side of things, but, for example, our dream is to have a show with no single-use plastic, to have it largely solar-powered.”

“Solar is the most abundant and sustainable form of energy known to man,” shares Nicki Zvik, “Which is why so many people are advocating for a solar powered world. If Coldplay can pull this off, and I know they will, it will be transformative in the way artists are expected to tour and it will no longer be acceptable for anybody to say that touring in an environmentally conscious way is not possible.” 


Nicki Zvik, Founder of Green Solar Technologies