Pretenders legend Chrissie Hynde is urging music fans to put their phones away when the band perform in Dundee next month.
Hynde was forced to apologise in October when she stormed off stage in Dubai after swearing at fans who were filming the concert on their phones.
Speaking in the run-up to the concert at Slessor Gardens, the 66-year-old said it is “extremely distracting”.
She is now asking fans to watch the show with their eyes just like they would have done in the band’s 1980s heyday.
Hynde said: “It is still a problem, and I never like people taking pictures during shows, not for any reason other than, like millions of humans, I don’t really like my picture being taken.
“I find the phone thing extremely intrusive. Everyone complains about it, and yet everyone’s on their phone.”
She added: “When you’re on stage and you look out and you see someone on the phone, whether they’re texting, talking to someone, filming, it’s like seeing a big barrier between you and the audience. It’s extremely distracting. I can forget lyrics. It really can throw me off my stride.”
Hynde said there is no solution other than to ask people not to use their phones. She has also blamed pop artists for exacerbating the problem by encouraging fans to take photos.
She said when people stop recording everything the gigs have “much more engagement”.
The Pretenders will perform in Dundee on September 9 alongside Simple Minds and KT Tunstall.