Two years ago, when A Perfect Circle were touring there was a bit of a controversy brewing where over 60 people attending one of their shows were kicked out for filming the show with their phones. Maynard James Kennan backed the policy 100%, so it shouldn't come as a huge shock that Tool, who are currently on tour, are attempting to enforce a similar policy.
Fans planning to attend last night's (Nov. 6th) gig at The Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, got this very aggressively worded email from the venue before the show:
“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.”
There were "no cameras" signs posted everywhere to ensure fans got the message.
I guess Cleveland was on its best behavior because at one point Maynard told the crowd they were “up to par,” and informed security from the stage to take it easy on the crowd and allow them to check their e-mails.
Ahh, that Maynard wit we're all so familiar with.
Tool still have a ton of dates left on their tour. Limited tickets are still available at the link below.
November 8 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena [Tickets]
November 9 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena [Tickets]
November 11 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena [Tickets]
November 12 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena [Tickets]
November 14 Boston, MA TD Garden [Tickets]
November 16 Newark, NJ Prudential Center [Tickets]
November 18 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center [Tickets]
November 19 Brooklyn, NY Barclay’s Center [Tickets]
November 21 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino Arena [Tickets]
November 22 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall [Tickets]
November 24 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena [Tickets]
November 25 Washington, DC Capitol One Arena [Tickets]