Country To Country 2018 takes place at 3Arena, Dublin from 9-11 March 2018.
The Chris Rock show at 3Arena on Saturday 30 September will be a phone free gig.
Everyone attending the show will have to place their phone in a bespoke Yondr Pouch for the duration of the show.
The pouch allows phone signals to get through, so someone can feel a phone vibrate when a message arrives. Anyone who needs access during a show may leave the room, have the device unlocked and use the phone in the lobby or outside — similar to the way smokers light up outside a non-smoking theatre.
For any touring comedian, the increasing use of cell-phones at their live shows is becoming a major intrusion with the ringing, flashing lights, tweets, selfies etc affecting the quality of the performance. Some people spend the show posting the clips they record to You Tube rather than enjoying the actual live show they are attending.
There is also the added problem for comedians who spend months polishing their performances to a high state of hilarity only to have their punchlines shared in advance by illegal recordings of their show.
Chris Rock has urged his fans to embrace Yondr and to take one night off from being the Paparazzo of our own life. Chris Rock’s show will be a return to old school entertainment where the great memories of the night will remain in people’s minds and not on a cell phone.
If you don’t want to surrender your phone to a Yondr pouch, then leave it a home, or in the car and rather than seeing it as an inconvenience – see it as liberating and enjoy the moment.
Please note doors open at 5.30 and the show kicks off at 7pm Sharp