Tour Continues Tonight in Birmingham

February 25th, 2012

After a couple of weeks off, Jimmy Buffett is back on the road tonight with a show close to home. He’ll take the stage at the BJCC Arena in Birmingham, a town he hasn’t played in several years.

You can listen to the show live on Radio Margaritaville on the web or on Sirius XM. Tune in for the pre-show at 7:30 pm CT. Jimmy will kick off the show a little after 8:00.

Buffett continues the tour on Tuesday in Tallahassee, then moves to Little Rock and Louisville.

Check out all scheduled tour dates and find tickets here.

Tagged in Touring

Lucy Buffett Talks About Her Brother

February 24th, 2012

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.

Tagged in Personal/Family

It’s National Margarita Day!

February 22nd, 2012

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?

Tagged in Margaritaville Cafes

Buffett Returning to Kansas City in April

February 20th, 2012

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)

Tagged in Tickets, Tour Dates

Tickets On Sale This Morning for Dallas Show

February 18th, 2012

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.

Tagged in Tickets