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Mac Discusses Upcoming Naval Aviation Museum Benefit Show

posted April 22nd, 2011 at 9:45 am

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by Josh Martin

Next Thursday Jimmy Buffett, along with Mac McAnally and Robert Greenidge, will play a benefit show in Pensacola for the National Naval Aviation Museum.

The Pensacola News Journal has an interview with McAnally on the show:

In a phone interview, McAnally said the sold-out fundraising concert is something that he and Buffett are both excited about.

“We were just bragging about that show last night in Raleigh,” McAnally said. “Jimmy’s been a longtime supporter of the military and the Wounded Warrior Project, and so have I, drafting off him in the NASCAR sense. Both of our fathers were connected to the military. (Jimmy) is a sailor and a military historian, so the Navy and the air, it’s an interest to him. I hesitate to speak for him, but I know there’s a passion there. There’s nothing not to like.”

McAnally said the show will consist of he and Buffett on guitar, accompanied by steel drummer Robert Greenidge.

“It’s a reincarnation of what we did two years ago in Tahiti,” McAnally said. “We enjoy playing that configuration, so we’re looking forward to it.”

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McAnally said his relationship with Buffett on- and off-stage is something that is still enjoyable and exciting, all these years on.

“We are truly old, good friends, and that’s never a bad thing,” McAnally said. “He’s been a supporter of what I do from the very beginning. He sent me a note after my first record came out (in 1977), and it said, ‘we’re both from Mississippi and both songwriters and we’re going to be friends.’ I was a fan before I met him, and I am now. I’m honored to get to stand beside him and play. I was and am sort of bashful. I was from the — as he says — ‘not fun’ part of Mississippi. He was from the fun part near the water, and is less bashful. I was always more inclined to stand to the side. Maybe I’m of more use to him there; I try to be, anyway.”

Read the full interview here.


Tagged in Charitable Causes, Coral Reefers, Interviews



Charlotte Welcomes the Welcome to Fin Land Tour

posted April 21st, 2011 at 10:47 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett played his second show in North Carolina as the Welcome to Fin Land Tour rolled into the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Charlotte on Thursday night.

The set list was nearly identical to Tuesday night’s show in Raleigh. The only change was “Back Where I Come From” in the place of “The City.”

View the full set list here.

The tour sails back south to Florida on Saturday for a show in West Palm Beach. Then it’s a week off before Buffett heads to the midwest for shows in Kansas City, St. Louis, Houston, and New Orleans.

View the full tour schedule here and get your tickets now!


Tagged in Show Reviews, Touring



Margaritaville Chicago Shooting for Memorial Weekend Opening

posted April 20th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

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by Josh Martin

The developers of the Margaritaville Cafe at Navy Pier in Chicago hope to open the new restaurant by Memorial Day weekend, Navy Pier said in an email:

The owners of Margaritaville hope to be open by Memorial Day weekend. Construction on this new Navy Pier restaurant is currently underway. The restaurant management is working to complete construction, and have the restaurant stocked and staffed for that weekend. At this time, they do not anticipate any delays, but in any new construction, unforeseen circumstances may delay the opening.

When first announced last fall, Buffett said “I couldn’t be more excited about Margaritaville arriving on the shores of Lake Michigan. From my earliest days in the city, playing the Quiet Knight on Belmont, to the pinnacle of live performances to me, singing in front of the ivy wall at Wrigley Field, I have had a long and wonderful history and affection for the people, the music, the art and the food of the Windy City. I have always thought Chicago as a beach town, a pretty big one, but still a beach town. I am happy to call Navy Pier home to Margaritaville. Fins Up Chicago.”

(hat tip truckie823)


Tagged in Business Empire, Margaritaville Cafes



Behind the Scenes at Tampa

posted April 20th, 2011 at 11:54 am

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by Josh Martin

A great addition to this year’s tour is the Margarillas page on Facebook. They ride along with the tour buses to every show and post pictures and videos from behind the scenes.

Here’s a video they put together from the Tampa show:




Tagged in Videos



Jimmy Breaks Out More Gems in Raleigh

posted April 19th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

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by Josh Martin

North Carolinians were in need of a good time after tornadoes killed more than 20 people in the state over the weekend. On Tuesday night, Jimmy Buffett delivered with his Welcome to Fin Land Tour stopping at the Time Warner Cable Pavilion in Raleigh.

As promised, Buffett played a few more songs from this week’s featured album Volcano, including the first known performance of “Lady I Can’t Explain”. He also did “Chanson Pour Les Petits Enfants”, “Sending The Old Man Home”, and “Survive” as the final encore.

The only two songs from Volcano that haven’t been played yet are “Boat Drinks” and “Dreamsicle.”

Other notable songs from the set lit included “School Boy Heart,” “Coast of Carolina,” and “Last Man Standing.”

View the entire set list and Justin’s show notes here.

The tour continues on Thursday in Charlotte before heading back to Florida on Saturday for a show in West Palm Beach. View the full tour schedule here and get your tickets now!


Tagged in Show Reviews



WTF Tour Continues in Raleigh Tonight

posted April 19th, 2011 at 2:55 am

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by Josh Martin

The 2011 Welcome to Fin Land Tour continues tonight as Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band take the show to the Time Warner Cable Pavilion in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The show will start shortly after 8 pm ET and you can listen live on Radio Margaritaville on Sirius 31 / XM 55 or on the web for free at radiomargaritaville.com. Be sure to tune in at 7 pm ET for the pre-show.

We’ll have a chat going on our forum if you’d like to follow along with the set list and chat with other parrotheads during the show.

See the full tour schedule here and get tickets now!


Tagged in Tour Dates



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