Jack White has literally banned fans from using phones at his gigs, ahead of his North American tour in support of his new album; which doesn’t come as that much of a surprise, actually.
In the past, White has expressed his disdain for “wasting time” performing for fans who “can’t even clap” because they have a phone in one hand and a drink in the other. And as the Verge point out, he’s even made a point of stopping during performances to tell fans to get off their phones.
Jack White has literally banned phones at his gigs, saying he wants you to enjoy a phone-free, 100% human experience.
Not one to beat around the bush, he’s taken things into his own hands for the upcoming tour.
“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,” a press release says. “You keep your pouch-secured phone on you during the show and, if needed, can unlock your phone at any time in a designated Yondr Phone Zone located in the lobby or concourse.”
“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,” the statement adds.
If sharing gig snaps is your dig, there is a saving grace.
“For those looking to do some social media postings, let us help you with that,” the statement continued. “Our official tour photographer will be posting photos and videos after the show atand the new Jack White Live Instagram account @officialjackwhitelive. Repost our photos & videos as much as you want and enjoy a phone-free, 100% human experience.”