Jack White will play the first concert at Tulsa's ONEOK Field in September
Jack White says he instituted the 'no cellphone' policy in the 'hopes of cultivating a 100% human experience centered on music'
The BOK Center has announced that musician Jack White will play at the ONEOK field, the former baseball park located in the historic Greenwood district adjacent to downtown Tulsa, on September 17.
ONEOK Field partnered with SMG Tulsa, the management company of BOK Center, to bring this rock concert to the venue. It will host the 12-time GRAMMY-winning artist for an exclusive outdoor concert.
On their website, BOK Center has noted: "One special thing to note about this event is that Jack White has designated it a “no cellphone tour.” When fans arrive at the stadium they will be required to secure their electronic devices in a special “Yondr” bag in their pockets or purses. The bag locks automatically and can only be opened during the show by exiting the stadium bowl and walking to a special zone on the concourse. Jack White says he instituted this policy in the “hopes of cultivating a 100% human experience centered on music” at his shows. This new technology has been used nationwide during several tours over the past three years."
NewsOn6 quoted Joe Giordano, the Director of Booking with BOK Center, saying: "We were looking at the right artist, the right timing and everything like that. And it all just kind of worked out. You know, his agents were super receptive to everything that we had presented to them." The Drillers and the management at BOK Center teamed up to make it happen.
Jack White is considered to be one of the almost extinct grunge musicians for whom bar brawls, garage scenes, and dude washouts are still a thing.
In their cover story, the Rolling Stone noted that White is still willing to express himself in the way original rockstars would do. He says things in a fashion which other celebrities or the so-called rockstars of today would probably consider as a black mark on their 'Instagram' image. He keeps away from Tweets and Facebook posts and Instagram celebrations, and would probably still prefer being blunt and throwing a straight face as anything otherwise would be too cowardly for him.
The magazine quoted him saying, "I think a lot of emotions have been demonized over the years... As if they should never exist on planet Earth. Absolutely not. Without revenge and anger and these quote-unquote negative emotions, how would we have won World War II?"
The officials said tickets will go on sale Friday at 10 am and will be available online at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets start at $46.50 and will not be available to purchase at ONEOK Field or the BOK Center box offices the week of June 18, officials have said.