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. willowed Says:

    I have fallen back in love with the Reba drop
    I guess I never stoped loving it…..I just strated to love it more

  2. butter Says:

    yea, we are still sprung from those 95 rebas

  3. halcyon Says:

    12/17/95 Stash is menacing….

    Fishman was at the top of his game on this one…. all of them were, but there is some machine gun playing by fish

  4. kayatosh Says:

    strictly verde

  5. gavinsdad Says:

    went to the brand new shop by my house…insane spot called, get this, FLAVOR. so lame, but they have one at the U of Del…i never knew. this place was a freaking glass bong emporium…a freaking showroom. never seen that much glass in my life…would really like to take a picture but…you know…i got a few of those teeny tiny vaccuum seal containers, pocket sized…very nice…and some organic raws. the vapes are still steep but they had 4 kinds and they quad filtered butane for the iolite walkie talkie vapes. sick ass shop.

    12/31/95 kills…couldn’t agree more on that Reba @AW…one of my fave Punches too…Page’s clav? work at the start of that one totally sets the tone for me…puts me on that kayak.

  6. gavinsdad Says:

    ^quite possibly my fave punch

  7. Mr.Palmer Says:

    12.31.95 Mike’s is my favorite of all -time. Not an original thought, many feel this way, but true nonetheless. IMO of course.

  8. joe Says:

    it would be a stretch and possibly pretty terrible, but in the “modern” catagory, I’d love to see them play some Jane’s Addiction.

  9. willowed Says:

    You know what just popped into my head……the Hartford 2000 ACDC
    It”s a funk fest.
    Check it out.
    Not a mind fucker but very very funky

  10. angryjoggerz Says:

    I think it is time for Bowie and it is gonna be nasty.

  11. Mr.Palmer Says:

    AW- Can. I know nothing of this band. :hangs head in shame:.. Where do i start?

  12. halcyon Says:

    WHO IS FIRED UP!

    The blackboard is.

    :mrgreen:

  13. albert walker Says:

    I probably have 5 jams I can actually remember being at

    one of them is the end of that new years MSG 95 Mike’s as that digital delay jam faded out after that monster ass Trey slayed guitar work and they took the set break

    like it was yesterday

    wish there were more memories. pharmies are bad kids. especially mixed with whiskey

  14. Mr.Palmer Says:

    I’ll admit it. I’m a fan of Fast Enough for You. Love the guitar jam at the end. I’ll take it as my cool down song over many others..

  15. albert walker Says:

    Tago Mago 71

    Ege Bamyasi 72

    Future Days 73

    these are my favorite but there are a few more that are great also. just the most influential band of all time most likely. Big influence on Radiohead, Eno, Bowie, and Talking Heads

    basically all the hippest artists loved there shit. decades ahead of there time.

    rumor was the drummer was so bad ass his hypnotic beats live could make people puke. at least that’s what the record collecting junkies used to say.

    awesome, awesome stuff. really no way to describe it

  16. plord Says:

    I’m still back on page 16, but the new Orb album with Gilmour is coming out on the 12th. Sounds pretty laid back and spacey, as you might hope.

    As much as I love the samples and shenanigans, the best Orb material has always featured live musicians, mostly I’m thinking of Steve Hillage who is on the first two and returned for The Dream. Likewise, the Orbvs Terrarvm tour in 1995 with live bass and drums plus LX and Thrash remixing source material in realtime was redonkulous.

  17. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    musically, doing jane’s would be intriguing. a big fat three days, classic girl, or maybe a ripping mountain song…

    vocally, I just can’t see it going well. farrell is a unique voice.

    thanks for bringing them up! groovesharking some select songs right now. three days is such a great track. blaring that one right now. just hitting navarro’s best solo

  18. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    sweet. thanks, plord. two sounds that I appreciate separately; looking forward to hearing them together.

  19. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Cool Al.. I’ll check that stuff out. Youtube had a couple clips of them live. German?

  20. Rivertrance Says:

    Yep krautrock

  21. Mr.Palmer Says:

    I love the personality switch mid conversation. Hysterical dude.

  22. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    ha ha

    I have a hard time believing that persona would be into krautrock 🙄

  23. Gavinsdad Says:

    Boston tomorrow…@T3…we went to JJ Foleys a couple years ago to watch a game…was gona try to watch the Eagles/Skins there on Sun knowing that the Pats are playing Monday. I also heard that there are “Philly bars” in Boston…could this really be true?

  24. Rivertrance Says:

    Walking the dog

    Phone log in

    I do change for fun sometimes. Guilty

  25. Rivertrance Says:

    I’d say the goblin has the most individuality of all my personas

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