There has always been a lot of mixed feelings about cell phones at concert venues. Bands like The Lumineers, A Perfect Circle, and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are just a few of the artists who have banned cell phones at their shows completely.
Now, it looks like we can add Jack White to the list. The artist is getting ready to head out on a Spring tour in support of his new album Boarding House Reach, and in advance, sent out a statement to venues letting fans know that shows on the tour will be “phone-free,” with “no photos, video or audio 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,” from a statement on the Live Nation site. It continued:
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 Yondr Phone Zone 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 at jackwhiteiii.com and 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.
What do you think? Personally, I love being able to re-live those video snippets I take, but I know a lot of people who record and then never look at them again.