Buffett To Return to Australia in 2013

August 30th, 2012

In an interview with an Australian news outlet, it’s revealed that Jimmy Buffett is planning a larger tour for Australia in 2013:

Buffett is returning to play in Australia for the first time since the accident next month for intimate, acoustic shows in Melbourne and Brisbane, ahead of a bigger tour next year.

Presumably Buffett would also play in New Zealand, where in 2011 he had to cancel a show there after falling off the stage.

In the interview, Buffett talks a little about the fall. Read it here.

(Hat tip @nzbeautyeditor)

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Listen to Buffett Live in Philly Tonight

August 28th, 2012

Jimmy Buffett’s Lounging at the Lagoon Tour continues to wind down as he heads into Camden, New Jersey tonight for a show at the Susquehanna B.ank Center.

You can listen to the show live on Radio Margaritaville beginning shortly after 8 pm EDT.

The Margarillas will again broadcast live on StageIt from Jimmy’s dressing room.

1PM eastern, live from Jimmy’s dressing room, the Margarillas will be broadcasting on Stageit.com.

Proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Prizes for the 3 top tippers and one prize for best questioned asked to our guests.

Featured guest is the group HAHA-YO, the guys that wrote and sing “Jimmy Buffett.”

The Margarillas will answer questions and bring you up to speed on this leg of the tour, recap Alpine and discuss the Camden show.

After tonight, Buffett heads to Wantagh, NY on Thursday and then Bristow, VA on Saturday. There’s still time to get your tickets here.

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Dates Confirmed for Buffett’s Return to Australia

August 27th, 2012

After confirming that Jimmy Buffett would be back in Australia in September, we now have confirmation on the dates and venues:

In December of 2010, the one and only Jimmy Buffett announced he would be returning to Australia for the first time in decades for two very special summer shows at the Sydney Opera House in January of 2011. The demand was high and Australian Parrotheads from coast to coast called for more; so much more in fact that an unscheduled additional show at the Hordern Pavilion was locked in. Spreading the beach party a little further this time, Chugg Entertainment are thrilled to confirm that Buffett will be returning to Australia for two very special solo-acoustic shows with Mac McAnally next month in Brisbane and Melbourne.

Returning to Brisbane and Melbourne for the first time in more than 20 years, Buffett will play a special outdoor show in Brisbane’s Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens (a venue-first) on Friday 21 September, before taking the party to theiconic Palais Theatre in Melbourne on Sunday 23 September.

Tickets for both shows go on sale Wednesday at 9 am. An exclusive presale is available to Chugg Entertainment members.

Tagged in International, Tickets, Tour Dates

Buffett Honors Neil Armstrong in Wisconsin

August 25th, 2012

Jimmy Buffett made his annual trek to Alpine Valley in East Troy, Wisconsin on Saturday night.

For the final song, a dedication to Neil Armstrong, Jimmy played “Oysters and Pearls”. He hadn’t performed it live since 2008.

Buffett has long had a fascination with aviation and space. His songs have been played as wakeup music on shuttle missions. He attended the final space shuttle launch last summer, and played a special show for the shuttle workers.

The Lounging at the Lagoon Tour continues Tuesday from Camden, NJ. Get your tickets now!

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Buffett’s Live at Alpine Valley Tonight

August 25th, 2012

Jimmy Buffett kicks off the final leg of his summer tour tonight with a show at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin.

You can listen to the show live on Radio Margaritaville beginning shortly after 8 pm CDT.

At noon CDT, be sure to catch the Margarillas live from Jimmy’s dressing room on StageIt.

News from the road live from JB’s dressing room. Ask the Margarillas questions and tune in for answers and a Buffett roadie interview. Chances to win JB signed tour swag and 1 lucky bidder will receive JB’s famous 12 string guitar ninja pick.

All proceeds go to Wounded Warriors

The remaining summer shows include Camden NJ, Wantagh NY, and Bristow VA. He’s also got two Vegas shows scheduled for October and we expect two shows to be added in Australia next month.

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