Welcome to Fin City/Live from Las Vegas Album Details

April 30th, 2012

When summer tour stops started being announced, press releases sent to local newspapers mentioned that a live CD/DVD combo recorded in Las Vegas was coming this summer. We’ve now got a few more details on this.

“Welcome to Fin City/Live from Las Vegas Oct. 2011” will be released Tuesday, June 19th. You can pre-order now at Amazon.com.

Amazon’s description:

Margaritaville/ Las Vegas breaks the Guiness Book of World Record for the largest Margarita The Margaritaville Casino opened in the Flamingo Hotel, next to the Restaurant and Store And, Jimmy performed 2 incredible Saturday night shows at the MGM, which have been captured in Audio, Video, and Blu-ray. We have taken the best of both shows, and made 2 great packages for Father’s Day, 2012. Both packages contain the same audio and video songs.

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Margaritaville Online By The Numbers

April 27th, 2012

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Online game has garnered quite the following in the few months that it has been out, and even earned Best Social / Casual Game at the Canadian Videogame Awards recently.

The game’s developer has released some impressive stats from the game:

Players from 210 countries have played the game since its launch at the beginning of the year, and have logged a total of 2.997 million hours of playtime in total (that’s 341.9 years, if you do the math). While exploring the islands of MargaritaVille Online and clearing paths, players have destroyed 12.87 million bunches of bamboo, whacked 68.3 million crates, barrels and rocks, and netted 14.28 million items from the backs of their boats. Treasure hunters have dug up 4.68 million items, and fashionistas have customized their avatar’s clothing 618,000 times as well.

In terms of the game’s mini-games, like its take on Bejeweled or Simon, those have received just as much love from players, as the five currently available puzzles have been played 2.6 million times in total. It’s no surprise that the Bejeweled-inspired game “Hammock Time” has received the most plays, as it’s available early on in the game, and hey, who doesn’t love a good match-three puzzle? Here’s the breakdown by activity:

Hammock Time – 591,890 plays
Limbo – 312,414 plays
Pirates – 1,349,381 plays
Steel Drums – 139,136 plays
Tile Puzzles – 207,041 plays

Play the game on Facebook, iPad, or iPhone.

(H/T Ken)

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Las Vegas Shows Confirmed

April 25th, 2012

We reported the likely dates last week and today Margaritaville.com has confirmed that Jimmy Buffett will indeed play his usual two shows at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas this Fall:

Saturday, October 20th and Saturday, October 27th

Tickets go on sale May 7th for both shows. An American Express presale begins May 1st. See TicketMaster for more details.

See all confirmed dates here.

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Buffett and Zac Brown Band Nominated for CMT Music Award

April 23rd, 2012

Nominations for the 2012 CMT Music Awards were announced today and Jimmy Buffett and the Zac Brown Band earned a nod in Collaborative Video of the Year for their “Knee Deep” music video.

The CMT Music Awards are fan voted, so go Vote Now!

Here’s the other nominees in the category:

  • Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter – “You and Tequila”
  • Brad Paisley with Carrie Underwood – “Remind Me”
  • Rascal Flatts with Natasha Bedingfield – “Easy”
  • Lionel Richie With Shania Twain – “Endless Love”
  • Taylor Swift with The Civil Wars – “Safe and Sound”

The CMT Music Awards will be held June 6th at 8/7c.

Jimmy and the Zac Brown Band won a CMT Music Award last year for their performance of “Margaritaville” on CMT Crossroads. Can they win again this year? Go vote!

Watch the “Knee Deep” video:

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Welcome to Fin Land Tour Closed Out in Kansas City

April 22nd, 2012

It was Fin Land time again in Kansas City as Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band closed out the Welcome to Fin Land Tour at the Sprint Center on Saturday night.

The set list contained a few gems, including Chanson Pour Les Petits Enfants and The Captain and the Kid.

The Kansas City Star has a review of the show:

Buffett last played Kansas City on April 30, 2011; before that show, nearly 14 years had passed since his previous Kansas City stop. Curiously, Saturday’s crowd seemed louder and more raucous than last year’s.

He lit the fuse early. After opening with the introspective “One Particular Harbor” and then a cover of “Hey, Good Lookin’,” he uncorked “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” his homage to day drinking. The crowd hurled itself into that one like it was an encore.

The Lounging at the Lagoon Tour kicks off in June. Get your tickets now!

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