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Gems Being Rehearsed For This Year’s Tour

posted April 18th, 2008 at 11:16 am

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by Josh Martin

Radio Margaritaville has been airing reports from Jimmy and the Coral Reefer Band’s tour rehearsals and the songs being relayed include some real gems:

  • Homemade Music
  • Cowboy In The Jungle
  • Migration
  • Ragtop Day
  • Mexico
  • Stars On The Water
  • Fruitcakes
  • The Tiki Bar Is Open

They also reported that there will be an acoustic set with something from Nadirah’s album of Buffett covers.

The tour kicks off Monday night in Houston! Tickets are still available here.

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JB To Perform At Newport Folk Festival

posted April 17th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett will appear at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island in August. The Boston Globe has the details:

Buffett – whose “Margaritaville” is a staple at arenas and tailgate parties – 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.”

Tickets for the Newport Folk Festival go on sale April 23 via festivalnetwork.com. Ticket prices and package options are still being confirmed and will be announced in the coming days.

Billboard also has an article on the festival: “Buffett, Crowes Sign On For Newport Folk Fest”.

(hat tip to Beth for passing this along)

Tagged in Tickets, Tour Dates

Jones Beach Show August 27th

posted April 16th, 2008 at 10:03 am

by Josh Martin

We reported two weeks ago that Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band would play the Nikon At Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York on Thursday, August 28th. Well, we were off by one day. It has been confirmed that Buffett will play Jones Beach on Wednesday, August 27th.

Tickets will go on sale Saturday, April 26th via TicketMaster.

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(hat tip to crs186 for passing this along)

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Chula Vista And Mountain View On Sale

posted April 14th, 2008 at 4:15 am

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by Josh Martin

Tickets to the October Jimmy Buffett shows in Chula Vista and Mountain View, California went on sale Monday morning at 10 am PDT through TicketMaster.

You can get your tickets using the direct purchase links below:

Thursday, Oct. 16 – Chula Vista, CA – Buy Tickets
Tuesday, Oct. 21 – Mountain View, CA – Buy Tickets

Good luck scoring tickets!

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Buffetts Donate 50k During Comedy Central’s Autism Benefit

posted April 14th, 2008 at 1:59 am

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by Josh Martin

On Sunday night, Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit for Autism Education” aired live from the Beacon Theater in New York City with a full slate of celebrities.

Jimmy Buffett and his wife Jane were in attendance (view red carpet photo here), and when host Jon Stewart asked the audience to open their pocketbooks, Jane stood up and pledged $50,000!

The Buffetts were shown on air a couple more times throughout the show.

The program will be available to view online Monday at www.comedycentral.com. On Tuesday, the program will be available for download for $1.99 from iTunes, with all proceeds going directly to the charity.

The “Night of Too Many Stars” benefits a variety of autism education programs around the country. Proceeds also will support outreach programs that provide in-home training and consultation to families of very young children. A portion of the proceeds also will benefit Autism Speaks, a nonprofit advocacy group dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to fund autism research.

You can still donate to this great cause by clicking here.

(Hat tip to Kevin for passing this along)

Tagged in Charitable Causes, Personal/Family, TV Appearances

Buffett Attends Houston Dinner Party

posted April 13th, 2008 at 1:52 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett attended a Houston dinner party on Friday night to honor artist John Alexander:

Few at the Hotel ZaZa dinner Friday night could have anticipated the entertaining barrage of praise, humor and gentle barbs continually lobbed at artist John Alexander.

It was, after all, a celebration of his remarkable career, a dinner for 135 that seemed absolutely intimate after the crush, estimates of more than 1,000, that poured into the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston earlier in the evening for the opening of John Alexander: A Retrospective.

Humor ruled at the dinner thanks to the continuous stream of remarks from Alexander collectors and pals such as Chevy Chase. Who needed time for table conversation, with Chase taking the microphone on three occasions (stumbling forward each time in his classic bumbling shtick) and with a host of other Alexander chums with something to say.

David Berg launched his playful tribute by introducing himself as Jimmy Buffett, the real star seated at a nearby table.

Among the many taking turns toying with Alexander’s image and/or praising him were Buffett, artist James Surls, collector Marilyn Oshman, 60 Minutes reporter Steve Kroft, MFAH director Peter Marzio, and Timothy Eaton, who represents Alexander through Eaton Fine Art in West Palm Beach, Fla. Of course, Alexander responded several times, his relaxed and jocular nature adding to the fun.

Read the entire article here.

Tagged in In The News, Personal/Family


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