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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708 Responses to “iTour: Phish Tour In Your Pocket”

  1. KWL Says:

    took about 25 shows to where i stopped giving a shit about what they played

    a few songs would get me excited though

  2. Carl Says:

    I’m an idiot. There are a bunch of “1” only dates. Jan 11 and nov.11 too. I say they play ’em all! Damn makers mark.

  3. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    Gaffigan hot pockets bit on comedy central right now

  4. Mr.Palmer Says:

    I’ve been listening to that show no spoiler style as well @ kwl. Just started up set II. Sounds great. GP has been a busy man i see. Good for him.

  5. gavinsdad Says:

    12/7/95 antelope IS dirty.

    i had no idea rivertrance was adubs. he didn’t sound like him.

  6. Mr.Palmer Says:

    I was playing around on zzyxz stats page before. I’ve seen 28 CDT and 28 Wilsons… something like 38% of my shows. I can’t avoid them. ‘dust i can live with. Wilson has begun to piss me off. The mini guitar was at least a little different.

  7. KWL Says:

    the key was that rivertrance was posting in paragraphs rather than haikus

  8. gavinsdad Says:

    holy fuckin laguna seca daze reba!!!

  9. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Where is this Antelope of which you speak?

    Thursday, 12/07/1995 Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY
    Set 1: The Old Home Place, The Curtain > AC/DC Bag, Demand > Rift, Slave to the Traffic Light, Guyute, Bouncing Around the Room, Possum, Hello My Baby
    Set 2: Split Open and Melt, Strange Design, Taste That Surrounds, Reba, Julius, Sleeping Monkey, Sparkle, Mike’s Song -> Weekapaug Groove, Amazing Grace
    Encore: Uncle Pen

  10. halcyon Says:

    D’OH

    12/17/95

    not 12/7/95

  11. kayatosh Says:

    it’s being ridden by his mind baby.

  12. gavinsdad Says:

    12/8! d’oh!

  13. gavinsdad Says:

    12/8 antelope (for me)…12/9 YEM for me. get em straight me.

  14. halcyon Says:

    that 12/8/95 Antelope is spot on as well.

  15. kayatosh Says:

    8.15.2010 — is a badass show. tweezer, ac dc bag great one two punch opener.

    those last 4 shows of august 2010 have whet my appetite and raised my excitement for a tasty serving of phish this month. listen. fishman starting to catch on. and trey on fire.

  16. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Yeah – I’ve seen more Letters to Jimmy Page than Ghosts. Also, Fluffhead is the song I’ve seen the most.

    That being said, I am firmly in the “play whatever they want as long as they kill it” camp, which has been going excellently these days.

  17. Albert Walker Says:

    I’m too stoney to pull that shit off

    I haven’t been posting as AW so it was easy

    since I was posting today I went from the CPU at work to the phone and fucked up

    wanted to make it through Broomfield so I could review the benefit

    i suck

  18. KWL Says:

    guess you’ll just have to come up with a 9th alias for that review

  19. Mr.Palmer Says:

    I miss the acoustic intro to My Friend.

  20. Mr.Palmer Says:

    speaking of stoney…..kids are asleep, the time has come.

  21. willowed Says:

    I need to stop drinking…My vision is starting to fail

  22. Albert Walker Says:

    have had 12.31.95 stuck in my car

    the explosive energy that comes out of those back half of 95 Rebas is insane

    doesn’t even start mellow. groove just cracks right from jump with that crisp ass Fish cymbal work

    damn that Reba smokes. I don’t know enough about every fuckin show to know how it compares to others from that year and I’ve heard similar themes in other 95 versions but damn that shit was hot.

  23. KWL Says:

    MMP willowed. my liver is starting to fail.

  24. KWL Says:

    12-7-95 i’m pretty sure is the fastest reba ever played

  25. Gratefulcub Says:

    I feel ya Palmer. In laws are here, so I’m pretending I’m working email on the phone, but really it’s phishthoughts.

    Headed to the basement now, to make it more bearable.

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