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Massive Attack are touring Europe by train to reduce carbon footprint

02 January 2020, 16:11 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Massive Attack have revealed they'll be touring Europe by train to minimise their carbon footprint.

Throughout November and December 2019, Massive Attack had started taking steps to show their dedication towards research on climate change and the impact the music industry has on the environment.

Massive Attack have already partnered with analysts from Manchester University’s Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research to provide data accumulated from their touring and recording schedule to contribute to a larger investigation into the carbon footprint of the music industry.

On 30 December 2019, Massive Attack told BBC that they're touring Europe by train.

Robert Del Naja, aka 3D, told the BBC, "[As musicians] we have enjoyed a high-carbon lifestyle. But as a society we've all existed in a fossil-fuel economy for a long time and had very little choice in that."

He added, "The challenge now is to not only make personal sacrifices, but to insist on the systemic change that's needed. Business as usual is over."

Massive Attack will headline Netherlands' Best Kept Secret Festival this summer. Find out more.
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