In a statement issued through venues scheduled on Jack White‘s upcoming tour, the rocker banned all cell phones during shows.“No photos, video or audio recording devices allowed,” the statement reads. “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.”

Using the same technology used by performers like Dave Chappelle in the past, made by Yondr, Each person will be issued a pouch for their phone that locks while they are inside the venue, allowing them to keep their phone on their person while blocking them from using it inside the theater. As the statement continues, “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.” Fans will be able to access photos of the performances via Jack White’s official tour photographer via, or by following the newly launched Instagram account, @officialjackwhitelive.

White has long been vocal about wanting fans to stay off their phones during shows and devote their undivided attention to the experience. Below, you can watch Jack White on Conan speaking about why he feels fans should leave their phones in their pockets at shows via Team Coco:

With an extensive national tour, numerous headlining festival plays, and a brand new album (Boarding House Reach) set for the coming months, 2018 is shaping up to be a big year for Jack. You can see a full list of upcoming Jack White tour dates below. For more information, head to his website. Below, check out the new music video for Boarding House Reach single “Connected By Love” via JackWhiteVEVO:


April 19: Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI
April 20: Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
April 21: 20 Monroe – Grand Rapids, MI
April 23: Baxter Arena – Omaha, NE
April 24: Providence Medical Center Amphitheater – Bonner Springs, KS
April 25: Chaifetz Arena – St. Louis, MO
April 27: Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX
April 29: Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX
April 30: Revention Music Center – Houston, TX
May 1: Revention Music Center – Houston, TX
May 2: Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX
May 4 – 6: Shaky Knees Music Festival – Atlanta, GA *
May 25 – 27: Boston Calling Music Festival – Boston, MA *
May 27: Brewery Ommegang – Cooperstown, NY
May 29: The Anthem – Washington, DC
June 1 – 3: Governors Ball Music Festival – New York, NY *
June 4: Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheater – Columbus, OH
June 6: Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica – Cleveland, OH
June 7: Dome Arena – Rochester, NY
June 8: Artpark Mainstage Theater – Lewiston, NY
June 9: Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
June 27: London, UK – Hammersmith Apollo
June 28: London, UK – Hammersmith Apollo
July 2: AFAS Live – Amsterdam, NL
July 3: L’Olympia – Paris. FR
July 4: L’Olympia – Paris. FR
August 6: The Armory – Minneapolis, MN
August 8: 1st Bank Center – Broomfield, CO
August 9: SaltAir – Salt Lake City, UT
August 11: Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Portland, OR
August 12: Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
August 13: WAMU Theatre – Seattle, WA
August 15: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA
August 19: Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
August 21: Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA
August 22: Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
August 23: The Chelsea @ The Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV

[h/t – Consequence of Sound]

[Cover image via “Connected By Love” Music Video]