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Jack White curtailing phone use at concerts

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmedia.com, @GraffonMusic on Twi

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Don’t plan on tweeting, Facebooking, Instagraming or doing anything else with your mobile phone when Jack White opens his upcoming tour on April 19th at Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena.

At least not from your seat.

Seeking a “phone-free, 100-percent human experience,” White -- who previously banned fans from filming or taking photos at his concerts -- has announced measures to further curtail temptation at the shows. Fans with phones will be given locked Yondr pouches in which to stow them; They can be unlocked during the show in a designated Yonder Phone Zone in the venue concourses or lobbies.

“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,” White, a Detroit native who operates the Third Man Records store and printing plan in the city’s Cass Corridor, said in a statement.

White has also opened an @officialjackwhitelive Instagram account that will have content from the shows that fans can re-post.

The tour is White’s first in four years and will be supporting his third solo album. “Boarding House Reach,” which comes out March 23.

Tickets for the tour go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26. Visit 313Presents.com or livenation.com for details.

Web Site: www.313Presents.com

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