Rumor: Buffett to Play Comerica Park in Detroit

posted April 15th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

41 Comments »
by Josh Martin

Detroit is a staple of Jimmy Buffett’s summer tour every year and with most of the regular cities already announced, many were wondering when the Motor City date would be released. It’s looking like the reason for the delay may be because Buffett won’t be playing the usual DTE Energy Music Theatre but will perform at Comerica Park, the home of Major League Baseball’s Detroit Tigers.

We’re told that officials at Comerica Park have confirmed a date of Saturday, July 28th and that the local parrothead club has received this same information.

If this strong rumor pans out, what do you Detroit folks think of the change in venue? Leave a comment below.

(H/T @asmith4real)


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  • Whereisdave

    Should be a double bill with Madonna since it is her hometown, that would be pretty cool.

    • Gordo

      Whaaatttt??? Madonna???? Come on….

  • karrie minutolo

    it will be very wierd…. no tailgate party in the parking lot…that is just legendary….. i am assuming the lawn is center field………..wow… what a change…  BUT  I wont argue…at least we are going to see him…………………….
    ~~~~ ^ ~~~~~  FINS UP

    • Richardb35

      There will be no lawn seating not with baseball season going!!

      • Sweettru

        the cover the outfield with a hard plastic surface. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1485683387 Katie Rose Hradsky Andrews

    Hell, Yeah! ~~/)/)/)~~~

  • Richardb35

    Comon really? Dowtown ! That will just a waste of money for anyone planning on going. I’d rather have him skip us if It’s not at Pine knob!!!!

    • F23withyou

      dislike. i am pissed hes at dte but since i started working at pine knob ive always said on my 21 yr i was going to the buffet concert n im 21 n im going mad its downtown no clue were im gona park kinda scared on how itll be but im going n im going to get landsharked

  • Jmaurer78

    Please, you can still tailgate downtown. I think it will be amazing!!! One to remember for sure!! This story just made my day!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PXHCG7BWIXH3T3GX3PLSSSCJPM T

    I am disapointed in this if its true.  I have been going to see him at Pine Knob (DTE now) for several years and always get pavillion seating.  I think having it at Comerica will increase the cost, the people, reduce the sound quality and stifle the parking lot party that is so much a part of the fun.  I will not participate there for sure.  I already have my Cinci tickets so I guess it will save me 250 dollars for my gal and I.   I think Jimmy should consider Put in Bay in Ohio.  That would be a true island get away and be a boaters concert.  Think about it JB…. I sat next to your mom at the indy concert in the front row last year.. she said you like meatloaf lol

    • Rogaha

      Jimmy’s mom passed away in 2003.

    • Rent246

      I heard there was a rumor he was doing Put in Bay in August. Maybe Key West Week there?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1485683387 Katie Rose Hradsky Andrews

       it’s disappointed!

  • Sweettru

    Oh boy… this is gonna be good….   Pirate Boot camp starts tomorrow… bring on the bourbon!!

  • Sweettru

    I saw a comment about tailgating…  tailgating will be everywhere…..  

  • Keninhowellmi

    Forget Detroit . Keep it in Clarkston !

  • Anna8abanana80

    Blah! I like the small party appeal of DTE.

  • just me

    Does anyone know if he is playing Vegas this year?????

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Hickey/100000749778084 David Hickey

    Pine Knob

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Hickey/100000749778084 David Hickey

    Detroit is not built for Jimmy.  Bring it to Clarkston, MI.   Pine Knob is the only place for a Buffett Concert…   This will mess up the ability to have a good tailgate party…  Comerica Park = Yuk.

  • DPHC Prez

    The DPHC will make it a great party regardless of the location. I like the change…

  • Charlie Schwedler

    Fantastic venue…Detroit is a great tailgaiting spot for the Lions and Tigers, Fewer people will get shut out…great change of pace!!!

  • Wavebender1

    Downtown Detroit will be a great party–if you have ever been to an Opening Day for the Tigers-you know—all the bars will jump on this–looking forward to it—Live Recording perhaps

    • Prasannarao

      Yes, the bars will, but that isn’t a JB Tailgate Party!  It’ll suck!

  • Simons_says_hi

    NO! Keep it at DTE!! Just wouldn’t be the same!!

  • Caribbean Soul

    Awesome! Better sight lines for everyone. BUFFETT IN THE D!!

  • mlombard

    It will be great…Summer night in a ballpark!!!!  Tailgating will be different, but it worked in Fenway and Wrigley!!!!

  • Marky

    Yuck! DTE is a great venue, Comerica is not built for concerts. Bad sound and the seating will be a long way from the stage. And no big tailgate party, which is the best part of a Buffett show.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1485683387 Katie Rose Hradsky Andrews

       They said that about Fenway, too! and it got DVD’d!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1485683387 Katie Rose Hradsky Andrews

       They said that about Wrigley Field, too, and it got it’s own DVD!

  • TULIPSJTW

    keep it at DTE. ITS BEEN THERE FOREVER!!!!! WHY CHANGE IT NOW.   I like DTE better than the baseball stadium. what about the partying befor and after the concert. :(

    • Magluba1

      The reason is becaues The Palace has a new owner.  He’s from California and he doesn’t give a Crap about his, “new investment”.  He just wants to be an NBA owner.  He has an unbelievable EGO and if you’ve notices, both DTE and Meadowbrook have hardly any concerts this year.  If you want it at DTE, start contacting the Piston’s organization.  They control DTE.

    • Magluba1

      The reason is becaues The Palace has a new owner.  He’s from California and he doesn’t give a Crap about his, “new investment”.  He just wants to be an NBA owner.  He has an unbelievable EGO and if you’ve notices, both DTE and Meadowbrook have hardly any concerts this year.  If you want it at DTE, start contacting the Piston’s organization.  They control DTE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1485683387 Katie Rose Hradsky Andrews

    LOL! hotels are already sold out for the weekend!

    • F23withyou

      no there not just got one yesterday n they got more

  • Jpkaras

    Jimmy anywhere in Michigan is alright by me.  Always wondered if Jimmy had a problem with DTE. To spend all that money for corporate naming rights & then have Jimmy call it Pine Knob year after year made me wonder. Landshark stadium. At least it won’t sell out in 10 minutes. Would love to see a warm up at the DIA.

  • NWOhio

    We attended JB’s show at Pine Knob a couple of years ago. They must of had a total of five porta-John’s in the whole parking lot! We won’t go back. We’ll just head south to Cincinnati where they know how to hold a tailgate!

    • Balls

      Good stay out of Michigan Suckeyes!

  • Walk to Pine Knob

    Great tail gate downtown, for a one time event this will be great, plus we finally get it on Saturday! (Tailgate at Lions is great so why not Jimmy?)

    • F23withyou

      jimmy is nothing like a lions or tigers game. its alot bigger and better

  • Tlperkins21

    has anyone every ever stated in dearborn then went to comerica park first time for the buffett show do not know any thing about detroit?

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