Entertainment & Nightlife
March 15, 2017

Trend to “Phone-Free” South Florida Shows Continues March 29 and March 30 As Chris Rock brings “The Total Blackout Tour 2017” to Hard Rock Live

Lockable, Flexible, Neoprene Yondr Cases to be Provided to Guests with Mobile Devices


Note to Editors:  Attached is an image of a Yondr case similar to the cases slated for use during the upcoming Chris Rock shows at Hard Rock Live.  Yondr product samples and b-roll video of the product are also available.


HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (March 15, 2017) – A potential “phone-free” transformation of South Florida’s entertainment scene continues on Wednesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 30 at 8 p.m., when Grammy and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, director, writer and producer Chris Rock brings “The Total Blackout Tour 2017” to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.  As with other venues on the tour, cell phones and other mobile devices are prohibited, and they must be held by guests in locked Yondr cases during the show.

Yondr cases are lockable, flexible, neoprene pouches that assure a phone-free event experience.  Upon entry to Hard Rock Live, guests with mobile devices will receive Yondr cases and must secure their devices, including smart watches and cameras, inside the locked cases.  Guests will be required to switch their phone to vibrate to avoid disruption from incoming notifications. Doors to Hard Rock Live will open 90 minutes prior to the start of the 8 p.m. show to allow guests ample time to secure their phones and take their seats.

It is the responsibility of each guest to maintain possession of their mobile device inside the arena.  If needed, guests may access their phones at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby.  Show attendees who access their phone during the performance will be required to leave the arena without ticket refunds.

“The Total Blackout Tour 2017” is Rock’s first tour in more than nine years.  The Chris Rock show is the first phone-free event at Hard Rock Live and follows South Florida’s first phone-free show, which recently took place in Coral Springs.  Yondr cases have been used in various U.S. markets by Dave Chappelle, Childish Gambino, Alicia Keys, Guns N Roses, and the Lumineers.  Yondr is also used in schools and courthouses.

Some tickets are still available and cost $180, $130, $105, $85 and $65.* All seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.myhrl.com, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000.  *Additional fees may apply.

For more information, event attendees can log on to www.SeminoleHardRockHollywood.com.

About Hard Rock Live

Hard Rock Live, a spectacular state-of-the-art facility, further expands the ultimate entertainment experience at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This 5,500-seat indoor arena has attracted more than 3 million people since its opening in 2005 and has regularly hosted South Florida’s greatest variety of musical acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Marc Anthony, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli, Tim McGraw and Carlos Santana; top comedians including Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Kathy Griffin and George Lopez; as well as major sporting events and events of major sports stars, from UFC matches to charity galas for Jason Taylor, Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade and more. For additional information, please visit www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com or www.myhrl.com.

About Seminole Hard Rock

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is South Florida’s iconic entertainment destination located minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach. The AAA Four Diamond-rated resort features 469 luxury guest rooms and suites, award-winning restaurants, a lagoon-style pool and Beach Club, a Hard Rock-inspired spa, premium meeting and convention space and a 5,500-seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. The casino offers more than 100 table games, 2,000 of the most popular slots and a stand-alone poker room. Fine dining options include Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, the resort’s signature steakhouse, and Kuro, a luxe and socially vibrant restaurant offering new-style Japanese cuisine. In the heart of the hotel is L Bar, a sophisticated, contemporary lounge showcasing handcrafted classic cocktails with a twist. Contemporary and casual eateries, include Blue Plate, the hotel’s 24-hour diner-inspired restaurant; Constant Grind, a gourmet coffee and pastry shop; and the ever-famous Hard Rock Cafe – Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 174 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants.

For more information, call 800-937-0010, visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, or follow us on Facebook: @SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly