Buffett Attends Miami Heat Game

October 30th, 2010

Jimmy Buffett was in attendance Friday night at the Heat-Magic game in Miami, Florida. At right is a photo of him taking a picture during the game.

Jimmy has been a season ticket holder for the Heat for several years. In 2001 he was ejected from a game for cursing at a referee. Read more about the incident.

The Heat defeated Orlando 96-70.

[Photo Marc Serota/Getty Images]

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Democrats Turn to Buffett to Get Out The Vote in Florida

October 28th, 2010

According to the National Journal, Florida Democrats are reaching out to Jimmy Buffett hoping he’ll help get out the vote in the state ahead of Tuesday’s election:

Florida Democratic sources tell National Journal that Sink’s campaign, panicked by what it considered an alarming advantage for Republicans in early vote totals so far, on Wednesday called Florida’s senior Senator, Democrat Bill Nelson, to seek his help in bringing Buffett into the mix. Nelson then called former Senate colleague, Bob Graham, to reach out to Buffett. Graham has been personal friends with Buffett since the early 1980s and it was Graham’s relationship with Buffett that brought him into state Democratic politics when Graham was governor. Graham called Buffett Thursday and asked him to do as many events as possible on Monday, election eve. Buffett said his schedule prevented that, but he is considering some involvement in get-out-the-vote efforts this weekend, Democratic sources said.

Earlier this month Jimmy played a fundraiser for gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink.

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Tour ends in Las Vegas

October 24th, 2010

The circus came to town again Saturday night as Jimmy and the Reefers moved the Under The Big Top Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

Notable additions to the set list this time included “Boat Drinks,”, a full acoustic version of “Cowboy in the Jungle,” and “Piece of Work.” “Lovely Cruise” was tonight’s final encore.

View the entire set list here.

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The Under The Big Top Tour is now over. You can look for 2011 dates to be announced early next year.

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Photos and Review of Irvine Show

October 23rd, 2010

The Orange County Register has a review of Thursday night’s Jimmy Buffett show in Irvine, California. They’ve also got a photo gallery from the show. See it here.

Drummer Russ Kunkel, who played on so many of Buffett’s (and everyone else’s) ’70s recordings, turned up to shake a tambourine during “Brown Eyed Girl” alongside rock-solid percussionist Ralph McDonald. Sam Clayton, who once anchored Little Feat, did the same for more than a few numbers — though he needed some guidance during “One Particular Harbor,” which, like “Son of a Son of a Sailor” later in the set, was noticeably peppier than normal.

Other longstanding yet still momentary members stuck around for the whole set, including slide-guitar whiz Sonny Landreth and Buffett’s current go-to co-writer Will Kimbrough, who added fretwork and vocals to just about everything but stood out most on material from last year’s Buffett Hotel album: the opening blast “Nobody from Nowhere,” the subtly inspirational “Wings” and the twanged-up ditty “Surfing in a Hurricane.”

Continue reading here.

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Buffett to Finish Out Tour Tonight in Vegas

October 23rd, 2010

The 2010 Under The Big Top Tour comes to an end tonight as Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band play a show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

You can listen to the show live on Radio Margaritaville on the web at www.radiomargaritaville.com or on Sirius 31 / XM 55. Jimmy will take the stage shortly after 11 pm ET / 8 pm PT.

There are currently no more scheduled tour dates. After doing a November tour leg the last couple years, there are no dates planned this year. Look for the 2011 tour dates to be announced in January or February.

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