English pop rock band The 1975, who have become increasingly vocal in the battle against climate change, have committed to planting a tree for every ticket sold ahead of their upcoming tour.

The band announced a massive arena tour of UK and Ireland for 2020 after releasing the song ‘People,’ which features climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

Manager Jamie Oborne announced the news on Twitter: “Really pleased to say we will be planting a tree for every ticket sold!”

The 12-date tour in February and March includes stops at London’s O2, Manchester Arena, the SSE Hydro in Glasgow and Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham.

In addition to the tree-planting initiative, the 1975 unveiled a sustainable merchandise range, stating “we are not making new shirts for now. Unsustainable. This run is all old shirts that we had kept and reprinted.”

Instead, fans were asked to bring the band’s old shirts or those of any other bands to Reading and Leeds festivals to be reprinted with the new design.

The band recorded its song with Thunberg for their most recent album Notes on a Conditional Form, with all profits going to civil disobedience movement Extinction Rebellion.

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