'Stick with the tried-and-tested use of an arm,' one arena spokesperson quips.
They were one of 2014's best-selling Christmas gifts in the U.K., but it seems that selfie sticks are far less popular in the live music business.
London's O2 arena, O2 Academy Brixton and SSE Wembley Arena are among a string of U.K. venues that have banned the devices on health and safety grounds.
"The O2 do not allow selfie sticks into the arena due to safety considerations and so as not to impact the view of other fans. We welcome selfies, but leave the stick at home please," said a spokesperson for the 20,000-capacity O2 arena, Britain's largest indoor venue.