Madonna's carbon tour


Madonnas carbon tour

SHE HAS urged her fans to join her in the fight against global warming. But Madonna's green credentials were looking decidedly shaky last night as details of her extravagant tour were announced.

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Published: Sun 24 Aug 2008, 10:35 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:51 PM

Madonna’s 45 concerts are expected to generate 1,635 tons of pollutionThe 45 concerts are expected to generate more than 1,635 tons of carbon pollution in travel alone.

The emissions generated by the singer's tour are equivalent to that created by 160 Britons in an entire year and equal to the emissions generated by leaving a standard 100 watt lightbulb on for about 4,000 years.

She will fly to 37 venues for the Sticky & Sweet tour in just under four months, transporting a team of 250. The string of 45 concert dates starts in Cardiff tonight.

Environmental experts calculated that by flying between concerts in Europe and then the United States, Madonna will rack up 95 tons of carbon in her private jet alone.

According to web site, her 250 staff would generate 1,080 tons flying on commercial planes. There would be 460 tons of carbon from her heavy cargo.

Among the 250 personnel who will travel with her to every event are nine wardrobe assistants, 12 seamstresses, a 12-piece band, a chiropractor, personal trainer, masseuse, 16 caterers and around 100 technicians and dancers.

Four large freezers will also be constantly on hand to carry ice packs to soothe the aches and pains of Madonna and her dancers.

Thirty wardrobe trunks will be transported to each venue containing the singer's massive wardrobe which is made up of more than 3,500 items.

While Madonna's carbon output will be vast, experts fears it will be dwarfed by the amount created by fans who travel to the shows.

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