Jack White and The Saboteurs have banned phones at their Aussie gigs

The Saboteurs, previously The Raconteurs, are making their way to Australia. In what will be their first shows since 2011, the supergroup are playing only two headline gigs in Melbourne and Sydney, and are also playing Bluesfest 2019.

However, if you are heading to their Melbourne or Sydney show, I’m sorry but you’re gonna have to go phone-free. In a statement released by the band, they announced their phone-free policy.


Were you even there if you didn’t post about it? The Saboteurs have announced a phone free policy for their Aussie tour dates, so RIP your Insta feeds.

“No photos, videos or recording devices allowed. We think you’ll enjoy looking up from your gadgets for a little while and experience music and our shared love of it IN PERSON. Upon arrival at the venue, all phones and other photo or video-capturing gizmos will be secured in a Yondr pouch that will be unlocked at the end of the show. You keep your pouch-secured phone on you during the show and, if needed, can unlock your phone at any time in a designated Phone Use Area located in the lobby or concourse. For those looking to do some social media postings, let us help you with that. Our official tour photographer will be posting photos and videos after the show on IG @theraconteurs. Repost our photos & videos as much as you want and enjoy a phone-free, 100% human experience.”

Don’t worry though, this isn’t just about us. Jack White has often complained about phones at gigs, so we’re not the only ones being picked on.

If you are interested in heading to these phone-free gigs, you can grab your tickets below.

The Saboteurs Australian Tour

Thursday 18th April
Regent Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Saturday 20th April
Big Top Luna Park Sydney, Milsons Point, NSW

18th – 22nd April
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm