When we first announced the Music Of The Spheres Tour, we hoped to make it as environmentally beneficial as possible and reduce our direct carbon emissions (from show production, freight, band and crew travel) by 50%. We’d like to share how it’s been going; some things work and some things need improving.

The emissions data from the first 12 months of the tour has now been collated, assessed and independently validated by Prof. John E. Fernandez of the
MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative.

On a show-by-show comparison, the Music Of The Spheres Tour has so far produced 47% less CO2e emissions than our last stadium tour (2016-17).

This is a good start – and something that our incredible crew should be very proud of – but clearly there’s still room for improvement.

Now that we’re into the second year of the tour, we’ve started to run the entire show (audio, lights, lasers etc) from an electric battery system that allows us to use 100% renewable energy as efficiently as possible. We have been using electric vehicles and alternative fuels wherever we can, as well as reducing waste and plastic usage to a minimum.

Thank you to all the brilliant people and creative minds who’ve helped us so far .

Thankyou too, SO MUCH, to everyone who’s come to a show and made all of this possible. You have helped charge the show batteries on the power bikes and kinetic dance floors; travelled to shows by foot, bicycle or public transport; used the recycling bins; ride-shared; brought refillable water bottles; returned the LED wristbands after the show. And just by coming you have had a tree planted, and helped a range of environmental organisations like The Ocean Cleanup and ClientEarth (a team of lawyers who defend the environment).

Thankyou all and hopefully this time next year we will have made big improvements. If anyone has any ideas please feel free to send them via this link.

With love


47% reduction in direct CO2e emissions

compared to our previous tour (2016-17), on a show-by-show basis

5 million trees planted

that will be supported to maturity via One Tree Planted – one for each concert goer. 5,000 hectares of land restored across 17 countries and 21 planting projects

1 solar-powered River Interceptor deployed

in March 2021 in the Klang River, Malaysia via The Ocean Cleanup. 158 tonnes of waste and 13 tonnes of ocean-bound plastic removed since start of tour

86% average return rate

of the reusable, plant-based LED wristbands

15kWh average power per show

generated via in-venue solar installations, kinetic dance floors and power bikes – enough to power the C-stage performance each night and provide the crew with phone, laptop and tool-charging stations

95% of shows

with free water refill stations for fans

553 tCO2e saved

by purchasing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for flights

66% of all tour waste

diverted from landfill

3,770 meals + 73 kg of toiletries donated

from tour catering to the unhoused and unsheltered

Financial support to environmental organisations

including ClientEarth,The Ocean Cleanup, Climeworks, Sea Shepherd, Project Seagrass, Sustainable Food Trust, Cleaner Seas Group, Food Forest Project, Knowledge Pele, Conservation Collective and others

707,288 actions taken

by fans via Global Citizen


Working with One Tree Planted, we have supported 21 planting projects across 17 countries from ecosystem regeneration in the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil to revegetating Marna Banggara in Australia.

Planting trees in areas that have been degraded or deforested has helped the environment by accelerating and assuring the re-establishment of healthy forests.

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