Jimmy Buffett Adds More Tour Dates

October 27th, 2011

JD Spradlin announced just now on Radio Margaritaville that three more tour dates have been added for early 2012:

Miami, FL
Saturday, January 28th
American Airlines Arena
On Sale Now -> TicketMaster | TicketNetwork

Jacksonville, FL
Tuesday, January 31st
Veterans Memorial Arena
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Charleston, SC
Thursday, February 2nd
North Charleston Coliseum
On Sale Now -> TicketMaster | TicketNetwork

These dates will be part of the Welcome to Fin Land Tour.

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Buffett Closes Out Tour in Las Vegas

October 23rd, 2011

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band closed out the 2011 Welcome to Fin Land Tour in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Opening the show with Viva Las Vegas, Buffett played a mostly standard show, but ended with the Bruce Springsteen classic “Glory Days” before playing “Defying Gravity” as the finale.

View the full set list here.

Buffett played nearly 30 shows on the Fin Land Tour this summer, making a few stops at places he hadn’t been in several years (Virginia Beach, Cuyahoga Falls, Phoenix, Denver). Go to our archives to relive the tour.

For those of you already wondering about next year, the spring and summer dates are usually announced in January or February. Buffett sometimes plays a few shows in January or February too. Last year it was Australia and New Zealand, while in years past it’s been Florida.

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Buffett Winding Down Tour Out West

October 22nd, 2011

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band wrap up the 2011 Welcome to Fin Land Tour tonight in Las Vegas with a show at the MGM Grand.

On Thursday night he performed in Phoenix for the first time since 2009 (view set list). A couple of area newspapers have reviews of the show:

Be sure to tune in to the Vegas show tonight on Radio Margaritaville at 8pm PDT!

(photo Maria Vassett/Special for Arizona Republic)

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Margaritaville Owns World Record Margarita Again

October 15th, 2011

On Oct. 14th at 5 O’clock in the evening Margaritaville broke the World Record for the largest margarita ever made as verified by Guinness World Records. The event was part of the Grand Opening festivities for the new Margaritaville Casino at Flamingo in Las Vegas.

Halfway through the ceremony celebrating the new World Record, Jimmy Buffett surprised fans by coming out and raising a glass of Lucky Rita with the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team along with Flamingo’s Rick Mazer and Margaritaville’s Tamara Baldanza in front of more than 1,000 Parrotheads and onlookers.

“Much appreciation for these great wounded warriors, who I’ve worked with for a long time. Gentleman, thank you for coming out. We’re going to have a good time this weekend. Let the FIN begin,” said Buffett.

Lucky Rita is now on sale to the public allowing guests a taste of history and an opportunity to contribute to a great cause. For every gallon of Lucky Rita sold, Margaritaville will donate $5 to the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. More than a margarita, Lucky Rita is a concoction with a cause.

“I am thrilled we have expanded our relationship with Margaritaville,” said Rick Mazer president of Flamingo Las Vegas, “and now together we have opened the first-ever Margaritaville Casino.”

After six months of planning, the mixing of the colossal 8,500 gallon beverage, appropriately named “Lucky Rita,” began its first pour on Oct. 11, 2011. Lucky Rita took an estimated 300 work hours to mix the concoction.

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Buffett Will Be on Hand for Lucky Rita First Pour

October 11th, 2011

The Flamingo Las Vegas confirmed today that Jimmy Buffett will be on hand this Friday as the Lucky Rita world record margarita is topped off and the first drink is poured from it.

So be sure to come out on Friday to celebrate and see Jimmy at the grand opening ceremony! Then stick around the next day to see him perform at the MGM Grand!

Meanwhile, watch the progress on Lucky Rita live here.

Get more details on the world record attempt here.

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