John Mayer and Dave Chappelle ban cell phones at upcoming gigs

John Mayer’s fans will not be allowed to use their cell phones during the gigs he is performing with Dave Chappelle this weekend (28-29Apr17).
The singer has collaborated with his unlikely friend on a “comedy/music hybrid show” entitled Controlled Danger, which will be taking place at The Fillmore in San Francisco on Friday and Saturday night.
But fans were also told that if they brought their phones with them, they will have to put them in a Yondr pouch – a lightweight smartphone sock that has a lock, preventing people from using them to make calls or take pictures.
“This is a strict NO CELL PHONES ALLOWED show. No cameras or recording devices will be allowed,” a post on the event’s page on The Fillmore’s website reads. “Upon arrival, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show.
“Guests maintain possession of their phones throughout the night, and if needed, may access their phones at designated Yondr unlocking stations. Anyone caught with a cell phone in the venue will be immediately ejected. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience.”
While John and Dave’s friendship may come as a surprise to many, they have long been pals. John even appeared in a sketch on Dave’s Chappelle’s Show earlier this month, and the musician brought Dave out on stage during one of his shows on his current tour, with the comedian paying tribute to his co-star Charlie Murphy, older brother of actor Eddie, who died of leukaemia on 12 April.
An emotional Dave told the crowd that John’s track You’re Going to Live Forever in Me always reminded him of his late friend, and asked the audience to put down their phones during the song so it could be a fitting tribute to Charlie.
“For just a few minutes tonight, let’s not take a picture or video,” he said. “Let’s make a memory only we get to have.”