McFly may follow in Billie Eilish's footsteps and make their tour eco-friendly

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 October 2019
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McFly star Danny Jones says the band may make their tour eco-friendly like Billie Eilish

McFly's Danny Jones says the band "should" follow in the footsteps of Billie Eilish and make their upcoming tour eco-friendly.

The 'bad guy' hitmaker is making it possible for fans to bring reusable bottles by having refill stations at her shows and Danny thinks it would be a good idea for them to do the same, especially as bassist Dougie Poynter – who recently released his first standalone children's book titled 'Plastic Sucks!', which aims to teach kids about the harmful effect that plastic is having on the world's oceans – is vocal about his love of nature and the need for environmental change.

Speaking to Metro.co.uk, Danny said: "I think that we should [follow Billie's example] at our gigs:

"I'm sure Dougie will be all over that."

Dougie Poynter recently had a turtle named after him in honour of his new eco-book.

The 'Obviously' hitmaker carried out research on the impact of plastic on sea life, and the 31-year-old star bonded with a Green Sea Turtle at SEA LIFE London Aquarium, and in commemoration his s tome – which was released last month – the turtle was renamed Dougie.

SEA LIFE hoped the renaming would encourage Dougie's fans to help protect similar species living in the wild, and the organisation also installed a blue plaque in honour of Dougie the Turtle, in order to help donations to the SEA LIFE Trust's rescue and rehabilitation programmes around the world.

The 'Love Is Easy' hitmaker said: "I feel so honoured to have this beautiful turtle named after me. Visiting the amazing sea creatures at the London Aquarium to research my book has been awesome and Dougie the Turtle has become my new favourite ocean buddy. I hope Plastic Sucks! helps encourage the next generation to think about doing simple things to protect turtles like him from plastic pollution being put into our seas every day."

The pop band – completed by Tom Fletcher and Harry Judd – kick off play London's The O2 arena on November 20.

They will then play a total of 11 shows in 11 different towns and cities throughout the end of April and beginning of May, hitting locations including Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Brighton, London, Birmingham, and Nottingham.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

McFly

Pop with a punky edge from the four-piece who have outgrown their boyband roots.

Bournemouth International Centre

Sun 25 Oct

Cancelled / 0844 576 3000

Sun 23 May 2021

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 576 3000

Brighton Centre

Wed 19 May 2021

£45–£50 / 0844 847 1515

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Mon 19 Oct

Cancelled / 0844 248 1585

Sat 15 May 2021

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

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