Jack White bans cell phones on upcoming tour for '100% human experience'


  • David James Swanson
  • Jack White.

Jack White, the king of analog technology (who likely still owns and uses a fax machine), has banned the use of phones during his upcoming tour. This begs the question does Jack White even own a cell phone?

“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," a statement from White reads, "enjoy a phone-free, 100 percent human experience."

According to the statement, all phones will be placed in a "Yondr" locked pouch and will remain on your person for the duration of the show. If you need to unlock your phone you can do so in a designated "Yondr Phone Zone."

Phone. Zone.

White's official tour photographer will be uploading images and video after the show to jackwhiteiii.com and White's new Instagram account, @officialjackwhitelive. Guests are encouraged to repost those items as much as they want.

White will tour in support of his upcoming solo record Boarding House Reach, due out March 23 (Third Man/Columbia). White plays Little Caesars Arena April 19.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.