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Two Articles On The St. Louis Show

posted April 25th, 2008 at 8:00 am

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by Josh Martin

Both the Riverfront Times and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch covered the Buffett show in St. Louis Thursday night:

Riverfront Times – “Parrotheads In The Parking Lot”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – “Jimmy Buffett Concert Review”

Here’s a snipit from the Post-Dispatch article:

In many ways, Jimmy Buffett’s show Thursday night was typical, from the costumed, party-primed, Parrothead crowd to Buffett’s spirited performance of must-play favorites to the contributions of his magnificent, veteran Coral Reefer Band.

But something has happened in the eight years since the mayor of “Margaritaville” — now, unbelievably, 61 years old — last played St. Louis: He seems to have reconnected with the romantic core of his music.

Irony and a kind of nudge-nudge-wink-wink edge has often hovered over Buffett’s music in concert. But this time, a straightforward, emotional honesty had more than a toehold, especially during a sequence that came late in his “Year of Still Here” show at sold-out Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

Be sure to check out the slideshow in the Riverfront Times article.

View our very own review by Justin here.

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Buffett Plays St. Louis

posted April 25th, 2008 at 12:05 am

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by Josh Martin

“Well Well Well, Hello St. Louis, How ya doin?” and with that stop number two on the Year Of Still Here Tour started off in where else, St Louis.

For the first time since July 18th, 2000, Jimmy was back. The first set kicked off the same 3 songs as Houston, then came our first change. “Pencil Thin Mustache” returned in slot #4, its first band performance since last October in Las Vegas. Other first set changes included the long-lost classic “Cowboy in the Jungle” returning to the set list, its first band performance since February 19, 1998 in New York.

Other treats in the first set included “Creola,” performed by Nadirah and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” with special guest Jake Shimabukuro tearing it up with help from Robert Greenidge.

But all of the fun was not just in the first set. The second set started with the return of the classic “Why Don’t We Get Drunk,” performed solo so Jimmy could test the woman doing sign language. Other highlights from the second set included Nadirah’s wonderful version of “Makin’ Music for Money”; “School Boy Heart”; and “Far Side of the World”.

The first encore again featured “Fins” but this time it was followed by the Bob Dylan classic “Rainy Day Women #12 and 35,” while the second encore brought the first on-tour outing of “Defying Gravity” since the second Foxoborugh show to wrap things up.

View the entire set list here.

Did you attend the show? Share your thoughts on our Discussion Board or post your photos in our Photo Gallery.

The 2008 “Year of Still Here” tour will continue Saturday night with a show from Frisco, Texas. Get your tickets now!

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Tour Continues Tonight from St. Louis

posted April 24th, 2008 at 1:14 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band make the second stop of their 2008 Year Of Still Here Tour tonight at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in St. Louis, Missouri.

The last time Buffett played St. Louis was 8 years ago on July 18th, 2000. It was a rainy show, and thunderstorms are in the forecast again tonight.

You can listen to the show live on Radio Margaritaville on the web at www.radiomargaritaville.com or on Sirius satellite radio channel 31. The show will air at 8 pm central time. Be sure to catch the pre-show beforehand.

Also, you can follow along with the set list and chat with other parrot heads during the show on our Discussion Board.

Other shows coming up this week: Saturday – Frisco, TX (find tickets). See the complete tour schedule here.

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Tickets On Sale Friday For Freddy & The Fishsticks In New Orleans

posted April 23rd, 2008 at 12:53 pm

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by Josh Martin

Tickets for the May 1st Freddy & The Fishsticks (better known as Jimmy Buffett and a condensed version of the Coral Reefer Band) show at the New Orleans Margaritaville Cafe will go on sale Friday, April 25th at 10 am central time via Blacktie-Louisiana.com.

Ticket prices are $200 each, with proceeds going to BORN (Better Opportunities Right Now) and NOAAHH (New Orleans Artists Against Hunger & Homelessness).

There are no physical tickets for this event and no advanced pick up available. You must have Positive Photo ID to present at the door. Entire party must be present to enter and must be 21 years of age. No Exceptions. There is a limit of 4 tickets per person.

(hat tip to Barefoot)

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Tickets On Sale This Morning For Newport Folk Festival

posted April 23rd, 2008 at 12:05 am

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by Josh Martin

Tickets for the Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island go on sale this morning at 9 am. Buffett will be performing there on Sunday, August 3rd.

Get your tickets by calling 877-655-4TIX or go to ticketing.festivalnetwork.com.

Buffett has said that he is considering playing a stripped-down set with just two acoustic guitars at his Newport debut. “I threatened to do Newport before I was gone, and I seriously want to honor the heritage of the festival,” Buffett says. “I came up as a folk singer. I’ve always loved the idea of being a balladeer. You know, I might do Gordon Lightfoot’s ‘Canadian Railroad Trilogy.’ I am not going to do a Parrothead show.”

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Tickets For Las Vegas Shows On Sale Monday

posted April 22nd, 2008 at 3:31 pm

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by Josh Martin

Tickets for the two Las Vegas shows in October will go on sale Monday, April 28th at 10 am PDT through TicketMaster.

Prices are $69.25 – $211.00.

Also, as previously reported here, the August 27th show at Jones Beach in Wantagh, New York goes on sale this Saturday at 9 am EDT through TicketMaster.

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