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Tool warns fans against phone use and photos at concerts

Maynard James Keenan of Tool performs at Enterprise Center in St. Louis in 2019 (Photo by Ben Vogelsang | Idea Machine Productions for 105.7 The Point)
Maynard James Keenan of Tool performs at Enterprise Center in St. Louis in 2019 (Photo by Ben Vogelsang | Idea Machine Productions for 105.7 The Point)

Tool is maintaining the same no-phones-or-photos policy that singer Maynard James Keenan proclaimed in 2017 when he was touring with A Perfect Circle.

According to Loudwire, ticketholders for Tool’s recent show in Cleveland received a pre-show email warning them against snapping pictures and posting them. It read, “We respectfully request that you please watch and listen to the show, not your phone. You will be ejected from the show without the opportunity to return and without a refund if you violate this simple request and elect to take photos during the performance. In the event of a personal emergency, phone use may occur on the concourse away from the performance area.”

Signs bearing similar warnings were “posted at every spot possible” at the venue, and printed on tickets, according to users on Reddit. More than 60 people were ejected from A Perfect Circle show in Reading, Pennsylvania in November 2017 for disobeying the edict.

Keenan himself acknowledged the rule during the show, according to a post by the editor of Alternative Press, when he told the audience that they were “up to par” and had security stand down so fans could check their email.

Tool is on the road behind the band’s Fear Inoculum album, which ended a 13-year recording break for the quartet.

Story source: Loudwire

CHECK IT OUT: Read the message from Tool and the Instagram account from the Alternative Press editor:

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