Yeah Yeah Yeahs Post Sadly Necessary Sign Asking Fans Not to Watch Their Show Through a Smartphone Screen

As one might expect, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to fans ruining the show for other fans by insisting on watching the entire performance in the glowing light of their smartphone screens.

Ahead of a recent show at Webster Hall, the trio posted a sign up front urging fans to ditch their "smart device" in favor of a more intelligence show-viewing experience.

"PLEASE DO NOT WATCH THE SHOW THROUGH A SCREEN ON YOUR SMART DEVICE/CAMERA," read the literal sign-of-the-times. "PUT THAT SHIT AWAY as a courtesy to the person behind you and to Nick, Karen and Brian. MUCH LOVE AND MANY THANKS! YEAH YEAH YEAHS."

According to a SPIN magazine staffer who was at the show, vocalist Karen O vocalized the appeal near the start the set by allowing the audience to take photos for a few minutes, before instructing them to "put those motherfuckers away."

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' highly anticipated fourth studio Mosquito drops next Tuesday, April 16th, via Interscope.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Post Sadly Necessary Sign Asking Fans Not to Watch Their Show Through a Smartphone Screen

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