The Raconteurs are BACK for the first time in over a decade, with a new album AND a tour that stops right here in good ol' ATL for a two-night run! Wooo! But what you might not know...and you need to know, there are absolutely no cellphone use allowed inside Raconteurs' shows. Jack White himself doesn't even have a cell phone, so no surprise he doesn't want yours at his show. White said in an interview that during shows the crowd guides him what to do and where to go with his performance and if people aren't paying attention then he legitimately doesn't know what to do for his crowd. Yondr pouches will be provided at The Tabernacle and what I've gathered from googling these bad boys:
- Your phone does in fact stay in your possession at all times.
- Yondr cases are locked by staff at designated check points before entering the venue, and unlocked upon exit.
- The Tabernacle will provide a phone-friendly area for you to be able to access your phone at anytime you would like, providing unlocking stations.
Enjoy this message from The Raconteurs:
“PLEASE NOTE: this is a PHONE-FREE show. 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. 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. Enjoy a phone-free, 100% human experience.”