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The Raconteurs (AKA The Saboteurs) Have Outlawed Phones At Their Aussie Shows

Written by Emmy Mack on March 6, 2019

Sorry fam, but you won’t be able to post any footage on your Insta story of The Raconteurs AKA The Saboteurs rocking the hell out of stages down under.

Jack White’s supergroup has outlawed all phones at their May headline shows, which will force fans to watch the gigs unfold with their own eyeballs and enjoy an unfiltered experience.

A statement from the band confirms that their Aussie gigs will both be “PHONE-FREE”.

It reads:

“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.”

This isn’t a first for Jack White either. The White Stripe has a long history of bemoaning phone use at concerts.

ICYMI his Grammy-winning Nashville ensemble — also feat. Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence (The Greenhornes, Blanche and The Dead Weather) and Patrick Keeler (The Greenhornes) — will perform two exclusive dates in Melbourne and Sydney this April, in addition to a previously announced performance at Byron Bay Bluesfest, marking their first shows anywhere since 2011.

Catch all the details below.

The Saboteurs 2019 Australian Tour Dates

Tickets on sale now

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Saturday, 20th April
Big Top Luna Park, Sydney (18+)
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Also appearing at Byron Bay Bluesfest 2019

 

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