Madges Sticky & Sweet world tour under scrutiny over green issuesAugust 24th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 24 (ANI): Madonnas Sticky & Sweet world tour has come under the scrutiny of environmental groups for not taking eco-friendly precautions.
As per the findings of website Carbonfootprint.com, the 45-date tour that started off from Cardiff, Wales on August 23, generated emissions, which is equal to that created by 160 Britons in an entire year.
Having a huge number of staff has also not been helpful to the environment, as her 250 staff would generate 1,080 tons flying on commercial planes, while there would be 460 tons of carbon from her heavy cargo.
From the 250 staff travelling with her, nine are wardrobe assistants, 12 are seamstresses, with a 12-piece band, a chiropractor, personal trainer, masseuse, 16 caterers and around 100 technicians and dancers, included.
Besides Madges helpers are four freezers, which contain ice packs and are constantly carried with them to soothe the singers and her dancers aches and pains.
Added to all that are thirty wardrobe trunks, which are transported to each venue, as they contain the singers massive wardrobe.
“This is a massive amount of carbon emissions even for a top celebrity icon, the Telegraph quoted John Buckley from Carbonfootprint.com as saying.
“However, these emissions will be swamped by those caused by the crowds of concertgoers,” he added.
Madonna, who has a history of speaking for the planet, will be taking her tour to 37 venues in just less than four months. (ANI)