Buffett Opens Tour at Minute Maid Park

April 21st, 2007

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band kicked off the 2007 Bama Breeze Tour on Saturday night with a show from Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, the home of the Houston Astros.

Robert Earl Keen opened for Buffett, then Jimmy opened his set with the Willie Nelson classic “On The Road Again.” Other notable songs in the set list included Cinco de Mayo in Memphis, Ballad of Spider John, Reggabilly Hill, and Northeast Texas Women.

View the entire set list here, along with Bamafan’s show notes.

Did you attend the show? Post your experience and comments on the Discussion Board and upload your photos to our Photo Gallery.

UpdateRadio Margaritaville had technical difficulties at the end of the show. “Tonight I Just Need My Guitar” and “In My Room” were not aired due to a local power loss backstage. They are working on re-airing the lost songs in the near future.

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Article on the upcoming Houston show

April 19th, 2007

The Houston Chronicle has an article on what it took to get Buffett to come to Minute Maid Park for a show.

Jimmy Buffett’s concert Saturday night at Minute Maid Park took six months to negotiate, but the ball really started rolling three years ago when the Houston Astros hired Jay Lucas to run their communications department.

Astros president of business operations Pam Gardner “mentioned that the team was interested in getting a show or two at Minute Maid,” Lucas said. “The first person I thought of was Jimmy Buffett. He hadn’t played Houston in a long time. When you check out the way he packs concerts all over the country, I figured if you’re looking for someone to play here, he’s the one.”

Lucas called Buffett’s management and said, “We’d like to have Jimmy play Minute Maid Park. What do we have to do to get him here?”

…While Buffett had played several baseball stadiums in the past, including Wrigley Field in Chicago and Fenway Park in Boston, he was not looking to do a baseball stadium this year.

This article is a great read, especially for those of you who will be attending the show. Read the entire article.

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New book by Buffett due out in November

April 18th, 2007

Amazon.com lists a new book by Jimmy Buffett called “Swine Not?”

The release date is November 27th, 2007.

Other details listed on Amazon:

* Hardcover: 256 pages
* Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
* Illustrator: Helen Bransford
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0316114022
* ISBN-13: 978-0316114028

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Buffett Blanked At CMT Music Awards

April 16th, 2007

The CMT Music Awards were held Monday night in Nashville, Tennessee. Buffett was nominated for Wide Open Country Video Of The Year for “Bama Breeze,” but was beaten out by Jack Ingram’s “Love You.”

“Just to be mentioned in the same breath as Johnny Cash is an honor. And to be nominated with Jimmy Buffett and Sheryl Crow, I’m honored,” said Ingram.

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Don Ho Dies Of Heart Failure

April 15th, 2007

Don Ho, an entertainer who defined popular perceptions of Hawaiian music in the 1960s and held fast to that image as a peerless Waikiki nightclub attraction, died Saturday morning in Honolulu of heart failure. He was 76.

A friend of Buffett, Ho introduced Jimmy for his Live In Hawaii album that was released in 2005.

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