Choose Rare Songs for Jimmy to Play on Tour

posted May 26th, 2016 at 10:42 pm

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Do you have a favorite Jimmy Buffett song that you haven’t heard him perform live in years? Now is your chance to tell him! Jimmy’s people have compiled a list of songs that he hasn’t played in over 10 years. Simply select your favorite 5, and they will randomly choose one of the top-voted songs for Jimmy to play each night on tour!




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Buffett Starts Off New Tour in Austin

posted May 24th, 2016 at 2:58 pm

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Jimmy Buffett kicked off his new I Don’t Know Tour on Monday night in Austin, Texas as part of Austin City Limits Live.

There were a few rare songs played (see set list below).

From the Austin Chronicle:

Five consecutive years of summer tour warm-ups in Austin during May yielded a first at the Moody Theater Monday: Jimmy Buffett wore a blazer.

“Manuel’s [American Designs] in Nashville,” announced the cult leader two tunes into a nearly two-hour, 21-song set last night at the home of Austin City Limits, while stroking a lapel. “This was on a mannequin.”

For starters, the bandleader of 11 group members began the show with an extended rap about some eight years of tour fine-tuning in the capital city. (Wait, and only five shows!?) Paying tribute to his local mentor Jerry Jeff Walker, who opens his Frisco show on Saturday in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Willie Nelson’s statue out front (“Since he’s still alive, I wonder how Willie feels about that”), and Austin itself, Buffett uncharacteristically went on at length before ever playing a note.

In fact, the fiesta got off to a slow start. The frontman explained that this year’s I Don’t Know tour sought to revive songs the traveling tiki carnival hadn’t performed in a decade or more. “Presents to Send You,” “Migration,” “Cowboy in the Jungle”? No such luck. Instead, nostalgia only went back as far as 2009 and 1996 respectively on the one-two of openers “Summerzcool” and “Only Time Will Tell.”

Before long, however, the band was functioning at 80-proof, Floridays’ “Meet Me in Memphis” cruising its namesake’s Beale Street, and tour moniker “I Don’t Know (Spicoli’s Theme)” reviving 1982 teen film yuks Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Who recalls that the first name of Sean Penn’s titular stoner was Jeff? For “Margaritaville,” the host welcomed Hollywood mega-producer Frank Marshall onstage to play guitar and sing harmonies with second lieutenant Mac McAnally.

McAnally’s solo turn on the only song Duane Allman wrote by himself, instrumental “Little Martha,” segued the band out of Caribbean bar band mode – congas, steel drums, trumpet, back-up singers – into a bluegrass cluster at one end of the wide stage. Six string-benders, from mandolin to Temple native Doyle Grisham’s acoustic slide, and one accordionist picked as Buffett sang to the lords of Easter Island (“Delaney Talks to Statues”) and then honored his onetime neighbor Glenn Frey with their co-write “Gypsies in the Palace,” about a friend of theirs who impersonated the the king parrothead in order to stuff a couple of girls into the singer’s Porsche, which ended up in a creek.

Read more about the show at Austin Chronicle.

1. Summerzcool
2. Only Time Will Tell
3. Volcano
4. Meet Me in Memphis
5. Pencil Thin Mustache
6. Son of a Son of a Sailor
7. Come Monday
8. Cheeseburger in Paradise
9. I Don’t Know (Spicoli’s Theme)
10. Changes in Attitudes, Changes in Latitudes
11. Margaritaville
12. Fins
13. Little Martha
14. Delaney Talks to Statues
15. Gypsies in the Palace
16. Take It Easy
17. Barometer Soup
18. It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere
19. A Pirate Looks at 40
20. Southern Cross

Encore (solo acoustic)

21. Railroad Lady


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Buffett to Play Show at Atlantic City Beach

posted May 20th, 2016 at 10:47 am

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In August, Jimmy Buffett will head to Atlantic City for a show on the beach:

Set on the sands that separate the Atlantic Ocean from the famed Atlantic City Beach boardwalk, this year’s concert series marks the largest ever in the history of the beach. Rolling Stone Country has the exclusive announcement of the three big shows, which are presented by Live Nation in partnership with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA): Buffett’s headlining gig on August 13th will also feature G. Love & Special Sauce, and will be followed by Zac Brown Band with Drake White and the Big Fire on September 1st. The September 3rd event packs a quadruple punch: Florida Georgia Line will cap a night that also features Cole Swindell, the Cadillac Three and Kane Brown.

Tickets for Buffett’s show will go on sale Friday, June 3rd through Ticketmaster.


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ZZ Top Cancels Opening Act at Buffett’s Frisco Show

posted May 17th, 2016 at 1:32 pm

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According to Guidelive.com, ZZ Top is cancelling its opening appearance at Jimmy Buffett’s concert in Frisco, TX later this month:

Sorry to anyone wanting to belt “Sharp Dressed Man” alongside ZZ Top live on Memorial Day Weekend in Frisco. ZZ Top will not be opening for Jimmy Buffett at the May 28 concert at Toyota Stadium as originally planned. Texas country singer Jerry Jeff Walker is the opening act replacement.

ZZ Top has postponed its tour indefinitely while Dallas-born lead singer Dusty Hill recovers from a fractured shoulder. The band reports that they plan a tour in September, though no Texas dates are yet on the lineup.

The lack of the bearded duo at Buffett is a bummer, but many Texas music fans will welcome Jerry Jeff. Surely, he’ll play his famous “Mr. Bojangles” in addition to a slew of outlaw country songs that have made him one of the more notable living Texas country artists.

Get tickets to this show and others here!


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Buffett to Play Austin City Limits Live

posted May 10th, 2016 at 12:11 pm

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at Austin City Limits Live later this month: Monday, May 23rd.

The wait is over. Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, will perform at ACL Live at The Moody Theater for one night only as part of Jimmy Buffett’s “I Don’t Know’” Tour 2016!

“I’m proud to say that this is our second time to present Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band,” says Colleen Fischer, General Manager / Director of Booking for ACL Live. “We are just thrilled to have Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band coming back to Austin City Limits Live. What a special opportunity for our venue to play host to Jimmy Buffett and his fans. It’s a terrific way to kick off the summer here in Austin.”

There will be a four ticket purchase limit per customer. Only Austin ZIP codes will be processed.

Doors: 6:30 PM · Show: 8:00 PM
Tickets on sale Fri 5/13 at 10:00 AM


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Cleveland to Get a Margaritaville Restaurant

posted May 7th, 2016 at 10:07 pm

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Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant is coming to the Cleveland Flats later this year:

The bar and restaurant chain will move into the 20,000-square-foot building on the corner of Front Avenue and West 11th Street, in the Flats East Bank. The space was originally supposed to house Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill.

“A nationally known brand like Margaritaville will really help drive tourism to our area,” said Scott Wolstein, developer and partner of The Wolstein Group. “Adding such a recognizable establishment provides yet another exciting and diverse option for everyone that makes Flats East Bank their entertainment destination.”

Margaritaville Cleveland’s parent, International Meal Company U.S., also points to increased tourist traffic – and the chain’s role to that end.

“We look forward to bringing escapism to the city and becoming active members of the Cleveland community,” said David Crabtree, President/CEO of International Meal Company U.S.



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