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Lucy Buffett Talks About Her Brother

posted February 24th, 2012 at 12:24 pm

by Josh Martin

The Birmingham News has a great interview with Lucy Buffett where she talks about her brother Jimmy:

Q: Some have said that casual fans — the ones who only know “Margaritaville”and “Cheeseburger in Paradise” — are missing out on the real Buffett, who expresses himself more eloquently in other tunes. Do you agree or disagree, and why?

A: Totally agree. I think in his box set, that’s really quite old now, one of the CDs contains a lot of his slow, pretty ballads. Some of them are so sweet and moving without being sappy. You know, Jimmy is really a storyteller and when you listen to some of his songs, they truly resonate as contemporary poetry put to music. His hits represent his playful side, but when you look at his entire catalog, you can’t help but appreciate his deep emotional side. Much to his own chagrin, I might add. He’s really quite modest and private; like most men, he won’t wallow in the emotional side of things for very long. He really is more of a “breathe in, breathe out, move on” kind of guy.

Q: Do you have a favorite Buffett song? If so, why?

A: “Havana Daydreamin’” is one of my favorite old songs. I was living in Key West when that album came out, so I knew all the characters and contexts. He wrote a beautiful tribute to my dad that’s very touching, but it’s not one you will ever hear him perform. I’m particularly fond of the one about “oysters and beer for dinner every day of the year.” That’s the one I can relate to. It was also one of my mother’s favorites. That, and “He Went to Paris.” Ironically, I don’t know the titles of all his songs, but I do know most of the lyrics.

Q: Anything else you’d like to say about your brother?

A: Jimmy’s a very practical fellow. He can iron his own clothes, prefers to drive himself around, and is extremely self sufficient. He’s not afraid to laugh at himself, but he’s really smart and has great instincts, especially about business. He’s a very early riser, and most of his emails come to me between 5 and 6 in the morning. No, he’s not out partying all night in Margaritaville — LOL!

Read the full interview here.

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It’s National Margarita Day!

posted February 22nd, 2012 at 3:08 am

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by Josh Martin

Happy National Margarita Day!

Celebrate at any of the US Margaritaville locations, LandShark Myrtle Beach or Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber and enjoy the winning special Margarita from our recipe contest and more:

  1. Margarita specials all day long!
  2. Gift certificates given to those with February 22nd birthdays and get a bonus if you were born on February 22, 1922! (With valid ID)
  3. 22% off select items in our retail stores (See stores for details, not valid online.)
  4. Enter to win a Key West Frozen Concoction Maker!

If you’ve got a local Margaritaville, be sure to check out their local specials.

More info at margaritaville.com.

How are you going to celebrate?

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Buffett Returning to Kansas City in April

posted February 20th, 2012 at 9:35 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett is returning to Kansas City for the second year in a row.

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at Sprint Center for one night only on SATURDAY, APRIL 21 at 8 pm, as part of Jimmy Buffett’s “WELCOME TO FIN LAND” Tour 2012.

Brenda Tinnen, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sprint Center said, “We are thrilled to welcome Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band back to Kansas City. Fans from throughout the Midwest will undoubtedly enjoy this must-see concert of the summer!”

Tickets on sale Monday, February 27th at 10 am.

(H/T Billy Ray and parrotheadcase)

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Tickets On Sale This Morning for Dallas Show

posted February 18th, 2012 at 2:08 am

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by Josh Martin

Tickets go on sale this morning at 10 am CST for Jimmy Buffett’s show in Dallas, Texas.

Dallas, TX
Gexa Energy Pavilion
Thursday, April 19th

Purchase tickets at LiveNation.com or TicketNetwork.

Check out all currently scheduled tour dates.

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Jimmy Buffett’s Coming to Omaha and Des Moines

posted February 17th, 2012 at 9:26 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett is continuing his unconventional tour schedule this year with the announcement of shows in Omaha and Des Moines this April.

Omaha, NE
Saturday, April 14th
CenturyLink Center
Tickets on sale Feb 25th

Des Moines, IA
Tuesday, April 17th
Wells Fargo Arena
Tickets on sale Mar 3rd

View all currently scheduled tour dates and get tickets here.

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Ticket Information for Hawaii Shows

posted February 14th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

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by Josh Martin

MauiNow.com has ticket information for the March 16th show in Maui:

The Maui show is at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Yokouchi Pavilion and A&B Amphitheater, and is part of the “WELCOME TO FIN LAND” Tour 2012.

Tickets for the Maui show go on sale to members of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Friday, February 17 at 10 a.m.; and to the general public on Wednesday, February 22 at 10 a.m.

Maui tickets are $59 for general admission, and $89 or $136 for reserved seating (plus applicable fees). Member ticket limits apply: 2 for ‘Ilima level, 4 for ‘Ohi’a level, 6 for Kukui level and 8 for Silversword and higher levels. Call the MACC Box Office at 808-242-SHOW (7469) or order online at www.MauiArts.org/events.

Update – Honolulu ticket info has also been released:

Tickets for the March 18th show at the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu will go on sale this Friday (2/17) at 10 am HST through Ticketmaster.

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