Bring Me the Horizon Reduced Arena Tour Emissions by 38%

On their first UK arena tour since the pandemic began, Bring Me the Horizon took a greener approach that cut emissions by 38%.

Environmental sustainability has become one of the hottest topics around the world as the impact of global warming continues to take its toll. Although carbon neutrality is the ultimate goal when it comes to limiting emissions, achieving it is rather difficult, especially for large-scale tours, but Bring Me the Horizon has laid a very important foundation.

During their brief run from September 20-26 last year, the group took several steps to ensure their carbon emissions would be reduced by using renewable fuel for trucks (renewable diesel HVO), eating plant-based meals, reducing food waste, using energy-saving equipment and, instead of what would have been 3,322 plastic bottles, they provided water coolers on the tour bus and at the back of the house during shows.

According to a press release, Bring Me the Horizon’s efforts avoided contributing 27.97 metric tons of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent). It should also be noted that this figure does not take into account the movements of the public.

This was made possible through a joint effort of stakeholders, which included Raw Power Management, United Talent Agency, promoter Kiliminjaro and The O2 arena in London.

“Working with a BMTH artist and tour production team who were completely behind the sustainable touring approach was something we absolutely endorsed and want to implement on all future tours whenever possible,” said Matt Ash of Raw Power Management.

“During the pandemic, the touring music industry has come together on the important topic of sustainability,” added Claire O’Neill, CEO of A Greener Festival, which provided advice and other related services. to Bring Me the Horizon’s sustainability venture. “We are so pleased with the results of the way forward with the first UK Arena Tour irrelevant. The report shows a direct link between well-being, stress and environmental sustainability. Culture change and restructuring the “industry are key to achieving a green future for touring artists. Much more needs to be done, but these results are undeniable proof that we can make huge strides to reduce emissions and protect ecosystems immediately.” There is no excuse for delay.

Alan Day, promoter of Kilimanjaro and Action! said: “Bring Me The Horizon were the first band in the UK, perhaps the world, to do a full arena tour not rescheduled after the height of the pandemic. Their vision from the start was to produce the tour as eco-friendly as possible, while providing audiences with the best possible show. From plastic waste savings, to transportation, to accommodation, to staging and more, I’m proud to have produced a such a historic tour and hopefully an example for the future.

Finally, The O2’s Vice President and General Manager, Steve Sayer, said: “The O2 was delighted to collaborate with all of the other partners on this important project to rebuild a stronger touring and live music industry. sustainable. Rooms are a big part of the live ecosystem. and we look forward to learning how we can further reduce our footprint as we develop our plans to reach net zero; and support tours to do the same. Thanks to BMTH for taking the lead and showing us the way. »

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