iTour: Phish Tour In Your Pocket

iTour - The Phish Tour App

Before the modern world of navigation systems and the hand-held GPS, Phish tour and atlases went hand in hand. Without any electronic voice guidance or little blue ball to follow, everyone had to make sense of maps that often likened piles of spaghetti after mind-altering shows. But with each subsequent era of Phish, things got a little bit easier. Cell phones burst onto the scene in the latter part of 1.0, integrated navigation systems and Garmins seeped into the scene in 2.0, but hardly anyone had them. And by the time 2009 rolled around, we all carried the Internet in our pocket. Smart phones have rendered Rand McNally useless, and now we don’t even think as we are guided by multiple systems from point A to point B. And now, in Fall 2010, everything just got a little bit easier.

Phish fan, Marc Pechaitis, has rolled out iTour, an iPhone application designed to streamline tour navigation just in time for fall. Instead of Googling your way to venue addresses, restaurants, and liquor stores, let iTour do your work for you. Integrated with Google Maps on your iPhone, simply click on one of seven categories per venue, and iTour flips you to a map with your locales of choice already pinpointed. Choose from “Venue,” “Hotels,” “Restaurants,” Gas,” “Groceries,” “Liquor,” and “Campgrounds,” and the application will inform you of the nearest facilities around the venue. Perfect for both on-the-fly adventure and advance tour planning, iTour is the touring companion that has been begging to be made since Phish and iPhones collided. Available now in Apple’s App Store and at theiTourapp.com, the kicker is that it is completely free!

Utica "Home Page"

The home page for each show contains the address, phone number, and capacity of each venue, as well the ticket and door times. And as an extra perk, once the shows start happening, the app links directly to each setlist via Phish.net. Beta-tested on summer tour, Pechaitis is debuting the first version of iTour this fall with plans to update and enhance the service with each subsequent tour. He also plans to expand this platform for other touring bands, thus any feedback about iTour is welcome at www.theiTourapp.com.

Download iTour for for free here, or in the app store here, or search for “iTour.phish” at the App Store on your iPhone. Check it out…

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Five Tunes For Friday:

Here are five selections from last week’s Type II Trivia quiz.

8.10.10 (G.Lucas)

Bathtub Gin” 9.29.00 I – Las Vegas

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AC/DC Bag” 8.9.98 II – Va. Beach

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MSG '09 (G.Lucas)

Reba” 5.28.94 II – Laguna Seca Daze

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Wolfman’s” 9.24.99 II – Austin, TX

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Stash” 11.13.97 II – Las Vegas

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6.24.10 (J.Thomas)

Type II Trivia Update: This week’s quiz is still wide-open with nobody taking a sizable lead in the first day. A few contestants are neck in neck, but no one has an unbeatable or intimidating score. Get those entries in by 7 pm tonight for a chance to win a free TAB or Mike Gordon CD! See yesterday’s post for audio clips and contest.


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  1. revise your despise Says:

    FIRST!

    App looks sick, downloading now

  2. BTB Says:

    PH fans never cease to amaze me. Congratulations Marc Pechaitis, when you’re not on PH tour…you’re preparing the masses for PH tour. Excellent.

    my first FIRST!!

  3. BTB Says:

    woe is me!

  4. garretc Says:

    Damn, 12/29/94 Bowie…

    Sometimes all you can do is smile and shake your head, no?

  5. revise your despise Says:

    sorry btb

    I really could be first every night due to my crazy sleep schedule right now but I rarely post even though i read the site daily. Personally, I blame the economy.

    The app is awesome! No more having to google the venue and copy/paste to maps. Just reading through the venues is getting me amped for AC!

    Also, is iclips really gonna be streaming the phish set from acl for free??
    Please tell me this is true.

  6. BTB Says:

    The Wo0k Blazer shall not be lost

  7. BTB Says:

    Alright guys, here it is…The Wo0k Blazer iwo0k Tour App

    http://facemeltage.blogspot.com/2010/10/itour-phish-app-how-wo0ks-get-stuff-on.html

    [CAUTION: WoOK BLAZER CONTENT]

  8. ThePigSong Says:

    Very cool!

  9. ThePigSong Says:

    Argh! Requires os 4.0

    i’ll have to look for a 4.0 jail break this afternoon.

  10. Kurt from Indy Says:

    i dont have iphone, blackberry guy now, but im making sure as shit all my friends do, look out charlston, although i already found a place that makes its own charcuterie, i just wish there was a home football game

  11. Kurt from Indy Says:

    off to lottery me some msg now that my finances are in order

  12. willowed Says:

    “This week’s quiz is still wide-open with nobody taking a sizable lead in the first day.”

    This is Miner’s way of saying all the people who submitted answers yesterday are complete morons…..especially willlowed who actually scored negative points.

  13. willowed Says:

    I love the Ryder Cup
    They are gettig soaked today!

  14. phoammhead Says:

    Mornin’ all – have a great day! 🙂

  15. Jtran Says:

    Guy Forget 10 year anniversary day today

  16. kenny powers Says:

    dammit, what’s with new apps coming out only for iPhone??? i know iPhone had a head start over Droid phones but very soon there will be a hell of a lot more Droid users than iPhone users. wah wah.

  17. SillyWilly Says:

    WOW

    Phish iTour looks freakin’ cool

    i don’t have an iPhone and probably won’t for awhile, but what a cool app!

  18. gavinsdad Says:

    phish 3.0 and web 3.0. love it.

  19. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    very cool idea. impressive that this is a free app as well.

    @kp
    if you didn’t see my post the other day, check out the Music Archive app for the droid. allows for live streaming of everything on archive.org

    yep. that means you can now stream the whole dead catalog from your droid. (also available for iphone – but you have to pay $1.99 there)

    @willowed
    did miner respond to your entry with something similar to this?

  20. st8 of mind Says:

    These music posts are sweet. I thought the type II in the Gin was 2001 in the Type II contest. It still sounds like it. Thank you Mr. Miner!

  21. EL Duderino Says:

    Does this app work with Android?????

  22. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    sell that stock in Sun Mountain Golf that you loaded up on in advance of the Ryder Cup. it is generally preferred that your raingear doesn’t collect rain. not really that conducive to, you know, playing golf!

  23. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    Just DL’d 6/22/73 to listen to while we cook dinner. Looking forward to that should get me through the day nicely…

  24. Albert Walker Says:

    One week till tour. Fuckin need it.

    switched my flight til Sunday so I can go the Hawks opener and see em raise the banner. LET’S GO HAWKS!!

    unfortunately I will have to miss the shit show on Saturday night. was actually looking forward to going as a joke. oh well no Kang booing for me.

    looking forward to some new non ballad material from the band this fall. Seems like Light finally peaked as the lead jam vehicle and could use a different direction. Hope the boys are locked up somewhere shedding some things out before ACL.

    S&P having trouble up here around 1150. Could be do for a little pullback if we fail to get through this resistance after a couple failed attempts.

    laterz ya’ll

  25. willowed Says:

    Everyone in this room is now dumber

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