Tour Tournament Instructions and FAQs

How to Play


The concept behind the Tour Tournament is very similar to that of Fantasy Baseball or Fantasy Football. In these games, you pick players to form a team and you score points when the players on your team perform well in actual competition. In the Tour Tournament, you pick a team of songs that will be your's throughout an entire tour. Each song must be placed into one of 10 position. Each position has a point value associated with it. When a song on your team is played live in concert and the location or type fits the position in which you placed it, then you score the point value associated with that position. You score 1 point for that pick if the song appears on your team but is not in the correct position. The 10 positions are:

NamePointsDescription
Set I Opener9This pick scores 9 points if the song you've chosen is the first song played in the first set of the show. It scores 1 point if the song appears anywhere else in the show.
Set I Wildcard5This pick scores 5 points if the song you've chosen is played anywhere in the first set of the show. It scores 1 point if the song appears anywhere else in the show.
Set I Closer7This pick scores 7 points if the song you've chosen is the last song played in the first set of the show. It scores 1 point if the song appears anywhere else in the show.
Set II Opener8This pick scores 8 points if the song you've chosen is the first song played in the second set of the show. It scores 1 point if the song appears anywhere else in the show.
Set II Wildcard4This pick scores 4 points if the song you've chosen is played anywhere in the second set of the show. It scores 1 point if the song appears anywhere else in the show.
Set II Closer6This pick scores 6 points if the song you've chosen is the last song played in the second set of the show. It scores 1 point if the song appears anywhere else in the show.
Encore5This pick scores 5 points if the song you've chosen is played anywhere in the encore of the show. It scores 1 point if the song appears anywhere else in the show.
Wildcard3This pick scores 3 points if the song you've chosen is played anywhere in the entire show.
One Timer15The objective of this pick is to select a song that you think will only be played at only one show the entire tour. The first time its played, you'll score 15 points. If it is played again, you lose all 15 points.
Cover Song4This pick scores 4 points if the song you've chosen is a cover song and it is played anywhere in the entire show.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the deadline for registering for the Tour Tournament?


The deadline for submitting your picks for any given tour is the start time for the first show in that tour.

Can I change my picks after I submit them?

You can return to the pick sheet and change your picks anytime before the start time of the first show of the tour.

Can I change my picks in the middle of a tour?

No.

If a song I picked is only teased or jammed, do I still score points?

No.

When are scores and standings posted?

Scores and standings are posted after a confirmed setlist has been added to the Phantasy Tour database. This will usually happen within 12 hours of the completion of a show, but this varies by band and circumstances.

What if there is no second set?

If a show takes place during the tour that does not have a second set, then no player receives the full point value for their 2nd set position picks.

What if there is no encore?

If a show takes place during the tour that does not have an encore, then no player receives the full point value for their encore position pick.

What if a song starts in one portion of a show and is finished later in the show?

You can only score the full point value for a given position pick once per show.

What if a song starts in one set and is finished in another?

Any time a song makes multiple appearances in a show, each appearance is eligible for allowing a player to receive the full point value for their pick. For example, if a song is started in the second set and finished in the encore, players that had that song as their second set wildcard pick will score the full point value for that pick in addition to those players that had that song as their encore pick. For purposes of the one-timer, regardless of how many times a song appeared in the setlist of a show, it is still a one-timer as long as it doesn't appear in any other setlist during the tour.

What if a song starts in one show and is finished in another?

In these cases, each instance will count as an appearance of that song and will be scored independently of one another. For the purposes of the one-timer, this means that the song has now been played at two separate shows and is no longer considered a one-timer for the tour.

What if a song that is started is never completed?

When this happens, whether or not the song will be scored will be decided on a case by case basis. As a general rule of thumb, if the instance of that song is only footnoted in the setlist, then it will not score points. However, if the song itself appears in the setlist with a footnote stating that it was an incomplete version, then it will score points.

What if a show is added to a tour after the tour starts?

When this happens, whether or not the show will be scored in the Tour Tournament will be decided on a case by case basis. Factors that will be considered include whether or not the show was announced and whether or not it was open to the public. Impromptu performances on off nights are unlikely to be counted.  Likewise, promotional appearances and recording sessions for promotional appearances, such as those for television and radio, will not be counted. When in doubt, assume that the tour dates as they were published on the Phantasy Tour website when Tour Tournament registration closed are the only dates that will be scored.

Are promotional appearances counted in the Tour Tournament?

Promotional appearances and recording sessions for promotional appearances, such as those for television and radio, and generally not counted in the Tour Tournament. You can be almost entirely sure that it won't be counted if the appearance was unannounced. The reason for this rule is that promotional appearances will often stray from the current song rotation to highlight certain songs for a particular marketing purpose (i.e. songs from a recent release, etc.). It is not rare for a band to perform a song at a promotional appearance and then perform it again that night at their scheduled show. These types of irregularities should not affect the Tour Tournament.

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