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09 September 2021

Coldplay Set To Open The World’s First Zero-Carbon Arena

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Coldplay are to be the first act to play the newly renamed Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington, on 22 October. The gig will take place a week after the band release their new album, Music Of The Spheres, their ninth studio full-length.

The arena was formerly known as the Key Arena until it closed for redevelopment work in 2018. In June 2020, Amazon bought the naming rights to the arena. In a departure from usual corporate naming, Amazon dedicated the arena name to bringing attention to climate change. In light of the unique name and its purpose, Amazon also announced that Climate Pledge Arena would be the first zero-carbon arena in the world, powered exclusively by renewable energy including both on-site and offsite solar rather than the widespread standard use of natural gas found in other arenas.

Despite Music Of The Spheres not having been releasedd yet, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is already discussing new material. Speaking on the latest episode of the You Made It Weird With Pete Holmes podcast, Martin revealed: “We have a new song called Weirdo which has been waiting to come out for a long time because we’re doing a kinda musical and this song has been waiting for that.” Martin also claimed that the track is “one of our best songs, it just hasn’t come out yet.”

Martin also spoke on the podcast about his experiences with psychedelics, claiming he had taken magic mushrooms, “I loved it, and that was good… it sort of confirmed my suspicions about the universe. I was like, ‘Okay, yep, that seems to be true.’” Martin added, “I don’t do so well on drugs and alcohol; it messes with the music,” Martin added. “Some people, it enhances it. For me, it doesn’t.”

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