According to the editor of the Alternative Press, Jason Pettigrew, Tool star Maynard James Keenan defended the fans who wanted to break Tool’s strict rules about not using mobile phones during their shows.

Jason stated that Maynard James Keenan asked security to let the audience check their e-mails as their will.

Here is what Jason wrote on Instagram:

“After the Cleveland audience was deemed “up to par,” Maynard told security to stand down and let the audience check their mail. #tool #fearinoculum #cleveland
#thirdeyepriedopen @toolmusic”

Here is the e-mail Tool sent to the people who bought a ticket to their show earlier:

“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.”

You can see the Instagram post right below.

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