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Manu Delago Completes ReCycling Tour

Mon 19 July 2021

The TL alum cycled over 1500km throughout May and June to perform 18 gigs.

The ReCycling Tour was borne out of Manu Delago’s desire to create an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional concert tours, where every effort was made to reduce the band’s carbon footprint and waste.

Between every venue of the Austrian tour, Manu and five other musicians cycled with their instruments and kit in trailers, using solar panels for power and fuelled by food donations from local fans.

Speaking to Radio FM4 Manu said “I want to take things that we learnt from this amazing experience into future touring. We might not always be able to cycle to all the gigs because we tour internationally, but maybe we can keep some elements such as eating local food. […] I’m hoping that it will inspire many other people to live slightly more sustainable lives.”

Having graduated from Trinity Laban with a Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Composition in 2011, Manu is an internationally successful musician who has collaborated with artists such as Björk and Anoushka Shankar. As a percussionist, he specialises in playing the Hang, a rare Swiss instrument developed from the Caribbean steelpan.

Check out behind the scenes video blogs from the tour.

Discover more about composition at Trinity Laban.