Jack White Has Banned Phones From His Band's Upcoming Australian Shows

First ever shows here

6 March 2019

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Steve Sebring

Jack White is a big proponent for enjoying live music in person, rather than through a phone.

He's set to visit Australia with his band The Saboteurs (known outside of Australia as The Raconteurs) in April, with tickets going on sale this morning.

The band has issued a statement regarding banning phones at the shows.

"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 reads. 

"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 [Instagram] @theraconteurs. Repost our photos & videos as much as you want and enjoy a phone-free, 100% human experience."

The band are also due to perform at Bluesfest 2019.

You can grab tickets for the tour here.

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