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Update: Jimmy Still In Hospital But “Doing Well”

posted January 26th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy’s people have posted a message on Facebook and Twitter:

As you probably already know, Jimmy had an accident while performing in Sydney last night and was taken to the hospital. The doctors say he is doing well and will be released tomorrow. More info as we get it, and thank you for all of your well-wishes!

Earlier reports that Jimmy had already been released already were erroneous.

If you haven’t already seen it, view the fall here.

Update – Here’s another view of the fall:




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Buffett Reportedly Released from Hospital

posted January 26th, 2011 at 10:36 am

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by Josh Martin

According to Radio Margaritaville DJ JD Spradlin, Jimmy Buffett has been stitched up and released from the hospital:

What I have heard: Jimmy has been stitched up and released form the hospital. Very happy that he is ok.

This should, in no way, impact the kick-off to the “Welcome To Fin Land” tour in April. I am (actually) looking forward to his jokes about this.

We will share what we know, when we know it.

– JD

TMZ has video of the frightening fall. Watch here.




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Buffett Hospitalized After Fall From Stage in Sydney

posted January 26th, 2011 at 9:12 am

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by Josh Martin

As Jimmy Buffett was wrapping up an encore with “Lovely Cruise” in Sydney, Australia, he tumbled off the stage injuring himself. According to TMZ, Buffett is in stable condition and will remain in the hospital for observation.

Audience member Dan Bateman, 30, told The Daily Telegraph Buffett fell face first off the stage.

“We were in the 10th row and it looked like he did a massive face plant after his encore and pretty much didn’t get up,” Mr Bateman, from Cairns, said.

Another tells TMZ more:

An audience member in the front row tells TMZ it appeared Buffett was unconscious for about 5-10 minutes and that he had a huge gash on his head. Paramedics arrived 15 minutes later.

Sean Fogarty, who was also front and center, tells TMZ Jimmy was doing his solo at the end of the concert, walking along the edge of the stage when the lighting person splashed “a huge flash of light” along the stage, making it impossible to see and he fell. Fogarty says the next thing he knew he heard Buffett’s head strike the metal on his way to the floor.

Another audience member who was close to the stage, tells TMZ a slightly different story …. that it looked as if Buffett was about to jump off the stage to shake hands when he misjudged the jump and fell. The audience member also says he saw Buffett’s head strike a metal strip on his way down.

The light flash lasted 10 seconds and no one even knew Buffett had fallen until the flashing ceased.

We’ll update the story as more info becomes available.


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Article on Buffett’s First Sydney Show

posted January 24th, 2011 at 10:30 am

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by Josh Martin

The Daily Telegraph has a good writeup on Jimmy Buffett’s first Australia show in Sydney on Sunday night:

NEVER before have so many middle-aged men in loud shirts and shorts descended on Sydney’s Opera House.

But then it has been 24 years since Jimmy Buffett last performed in Australia along with his Coral Reefer band, for an adoring legion of fans fondly known as Parrotheads.

This was a crowd like no other I’ve experienced – more mega beach party than rock’n’roll show. A mate of mine who once worked for some of the most senior Liberal MPs in Canberra had flown down from Brisbane, escaping Queensland’s recent misery so that he could party hard and soak up Buffett-mania – replete with ridiculous headwear and Hawaiian shirt.

Read the full article here.

[photo Jeff Christensen / AP]


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Tickets on Sale This Morning for KC and STL

posted January 24th, 2011 at 1:53 am

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by Josh Martin

Tickets for the St. Louis and Kansas City shows will go on sale this morning at 10 am CT through TicketMaster and LiveNation.

Tickets range in price from $46.50 to $157.

Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center
Saturday, April 30th
TicketMaster | TicketNetwork

St. Louis, MO
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Tuesday, May 3rd
TicketMaster | TicketNetwork

Buffett’s shows often sell out within minutes. Read our Ticket Buying Tips to have your best shot at scoring fun tickets in your pocket. If you get shut out, you can still purchase tickets through brokers like TicketNetwork and TicketsNow but you’ll have to pay above face value.


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North Carolina Shows on Sale This Morning

posted January 22nd, 2011 at 1:18 am

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by Josh Martin

Tickets for the two North Carolina shows in April will go on sale this morning at 10 am eastern through LiveNation.com.

Prices for both shows are $36 for lawn ($46.50 total with fees) and $136 for reserved seating ($157 total with fees).

Raleigh, NC
TWC Music Pavilion
Tuesday, April 19th
LiveNation | TicketNetwork

Charlotte, NC
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Thursday, April 21st
LiveNation | TicketNetwork

Buffett’s shows often sell out within minutes. Read our Ticket Buying Tips to have your best shot at scoring fun tickets in your pocket. If you get shut out, you can still purchase tickets through brokers like TicketNetwork and TicketsNow but you’ll have to pay above face value.

On Monday, tickets go on sale for the St. Louis and Kansas City shows.


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