Tame Impala Launch New Initiatives To Reduce Tour Carbon Footprint

The Kevin Parker-fronted outfit say the partnership will help them “reduce the environmental footprint of touring and help fight climate change”.

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Tame Impala have teamed up with non-profit environmental organisation REVERB to reduce the carbon footprint of their upcoming world tour.

The Kevin Parker-fronted band revealed on Facebook that the partnership will help them “reduce the environmental footprint of touring and help fight climate change”.

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Tame Impala together with REVERB have committed to reducing their carbon footprint by “funding projects around the world that directly eliminate greenhouse gases”, according to the organisation’s website.

The Aussie outfit also plan to carry out other environmentally friendly initiatives while on the road: Unused catered food and hotel toiletries will be donated to local shelters while recycling is encouraged backstage and on tour buses. The band and crew will also be supplied with reusable water bottles.

There will also be a REVERB Eco-Village set up at every show on the tour, where concertgoers can learn more about the non-profit’s unCHANGEit Campaign. Attendees can also connect with other organisations that are “making a positive impact on the environment at a local level” and fill up their bottles at free refill stations, among other initiatives.

The upcoming tour is in support of Tame Impala’s recently released fourth studio album, The Slow Rush. NME called the record an “exhilarating listen” in a recent review.

Speaking to Beats 1’s Matt Wilkinson recently, Kevin Parker said that he doesn’t intend to have another five-year gap between albums, like there was between 2015’s Currents and The Slow Rush.

“At some point it’s got to dry up, right?” Parker said when he was asked about not wanting to lose his song-writing magic. “So I guess you’ve just got to enjoy it and make the most of it while you can. Don’t worry, I promise it [the next album] won’t take five years.”

Tame Impala released The Slow Rush in February. The group has a handful of West Coast dates scheduled this month, but a full North American tour in support of the new album will kick off on 29 May in Chicago. Visit the band’s official website for further information about all their upcoming dates.

Listen to the Best of Tame Impala on Apple Music and Spotify.

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