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Tour Rolls in to Jacksonville

posted January 31st, 2012 at 2:33 am

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers take the Welcome to Fin Land Tour up the Florida coast to Jacksonville tonight for a show at Veterans Memorial Arena.

You can listen to the show live at Margaritaville.com or on SiriusXM. The show begins at 8pm ET, with the pre-show on before.

After tonight Buffett heads to Charleston, SC on Thursday and then back to Orlando on Saturday. Get your tickets now!


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Buffett Shows Off His Gift from Battier

posted January 30th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

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by Josh

Miami Heat star Shane Battier, who’s a big parrothead, attended Jimmy’s concert in Miami on Saturday night and gave him a really cool gift.

Watch below:




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Welcome to Fin Land Tour Resumes in Miami

posted January 28th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

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by Josh

Welcome back to Fin Land as Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band played their first show of 2012 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on Saturday night.

Jimmy kicked things off with “The Wino and I Know” and ended the show with “Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season.” A notable addition to the set list was “Everybody’s Got a Cousin in Miami.”

You can view the full set list here.

Miami Heat star Shane Battier, who quoted Jimmy when he joined the Heat in December, tweeted a picture of him and Jimmy on Saturday night:

The tour continues on Tuesday in Jacksonville. View the full tour schedule and get tickets here.

Update – The Miami Herald has a review of the show:

Perhaps it was the Miami Heat’s victory over the New York Knicks the night before at the AmericanAirlines Arena but Heat fan Jimmy Buffett seemed in particularly good spirits and warm voice Saturday night at the AmericanAirlines before a sizable, but not quite sold-out, crowd for his first concert of 2012.

“This is as wild as the Heat game last night,” Buffett grinned before thousands of fans after the concert opening deep album cut, The Wino and I Know.

Just before he started his first encore song some two hours later, the evergreen Fins, a barefoot Buffett thanked Pat Riley for the spiffy black shirt the Heat coach supposedly offered him backstage. The spotlight fell on Riley in the stands and he apparently seemed ready to partake in, or at least observe, the Fins concert ritual that Parrot Heads the world over have turned into a kind of boomer aerobics since the tour staple’s release in the summer of 1979. A familiar site: thousands of outstretched arms swoop atop the head like a shark’s dorsal fin and as the jolly chorus hits, arms and body move along to the lyric’s direction: “fins to the left, fins to the right.”

Buffett also took a cheerful jab at his history inside this particular bayfront venue. “I can say anything I want on this stage and not get thrown out,” he cracked, a reference to an incident in Feb. 2001 when he was ejected from his courtside seat by a referee during a Heat/Knicks game for reportedly engaging in language saltier than that found in some of his classics such as Why Don’t We Get Drunk.



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Tour Kicks Off Tonight in Miami

posted January 28th, 2012 at 2:50 am

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by Josh

The 2012 leg of the Welcome to Fin Land Tour kicks off tonight with a show at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. It’s Buffett’s first time playing the arena since February 13th, 2003.

Another February day, this one two years earlier, saw Buffett get ejected from a Heat – Kicks game at the AA Arena. Read about the incident here.

You can listen to the show live at Margaritaville.com or on SiriusXM. The show begins at 8pm ET, with the pre-show on before.

Buffett stays in the south for the next week, playing shows in Jacksonville, Charleston SC, and Orlando. Get your tickets now!


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Buffett and Coral Reefers Warm Up for Tour

posted January 27th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band kick off the 2012 leg of the Welcome to Fin Land Tour Saturday night in Miami, but the crew took some time to warm up on Thursday night at Bamboo Room in Lake Worth, Florida.

Here’s the set list, courtesy of Karen Will-Dunne:

Karen noted that before One Particular Harbor the crowd got Jimmy to deviate from the setlist, playing
“The Pascagula Run,” “Why Don’t We Get Drunk,” and Nadirah’s “Use Me.”

He then continued with One Particular Harbour but called it a night after Margaritaville, not doing the two encore songs listed.

Also check out a video that Margaritaville.com posted of Jimmy and the CRB rehearsing:




Tagged in Special Appearances, Touring



American Idol Contestant Butchers Buffett’s Name and Song

posted January 26th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

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by Josh

On Wednesday night’s American Idol, a contestant who goes by the name Magic Cyclops butchered not only a Jimmy Buffett song, but also his name.

At the audition in Aspen, judge Randy Jackson asks Magic Cyclops what he’s going to sing and he says it’s their choice, either Neil Diamond or James Buffet (pronouncing it Boo-fay). Judge Jennifer Lopez decodes the name, telling Jackson he means Jimmy Buffett.

After singing Neil Diamond, Magic Cyclops proceeds to butcher the chorus of “Margaritaville.”

Watch below:




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