Buffett Performs in Tampa

posted April 20th, 2014 at 8:06 am

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band were on the road Saturday night for the first time in 2014, performing a show at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater in Tampa.

Buffett paid tribute to Jesse Winchester, who died on April 11th, with “Rhumba Man” and then “Defying Gravity” as the final encore song.

View the full set list here.

Buffett has three shows remaining on the Songs From St. Somewhere Tour: Raleigh on Tuesday, Charlotte on Thursday, and West Palm Beach on Saturday. Then in May the This One’s For You Tour kicks off in Virginia Beach. Find tickets now!

(thanks to Linda P for photo)

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Buffett Kicks Off 2014 Tour Tonight in Tampa

posted April 19th, 2014 at 3:21 am

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Jimmy Buffett hits the road tonight on the first leg of his 2014 tour, playing a show at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater in Tampa.

This first leg is actually part of the Songs From St. Somewhere Tour. The This One’s For You Tour doesn’t start until May 24th in Virginia Beach.

You can listen to the show live on Radio Margaritaville on the web or on Sirius XM, beginning at 8:00pm ET.

After Tampa, Buffett heads to Raleigh on Tuesday, Charlotte on Thursday, and West Palm Beach next Saturday. See the full tour schedule.

Get tickets for these shows or any of the This One’s For You Tour shows here.

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Buffett to Play Detroit’s Comerica Park

posted April 17th, 2014 at 8:50 am

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Breathe a sigh of relief Michigan parrotheads. Jimmy Buffett is indeed returning to Detroit this summer, according to Detroit radio station WOMC. He’ll hit Comerica Park in July with John Fogerty.

Detroit, MI
Comerica Park
Saturday, July 26th

Tickets on sale Saturday, April 26th through TicketMaster | TicketNetwork.

View all tour dates here.

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Tickets On Sale Today for Alpine Valley

posted April 14th, 2014 at 3:02 am

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Tickets go on sale this morning at 10am CT for Jimmy Buffett’s show at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin this August.

East Troy, WI
Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Saturday, August 23rd
TicketMaster | TicketNetwork

Tickets are priced at $49.50 and $158.00 with all fees.

View all currently scheduled tour dates here.

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Longtime Buffett Friend and Collaborator Jesse Winchester Dies

posted April 11th, 2014 at 6:03 pm

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Even if you don’t know who Jesse Winchester is, as a Buffett fan you’ve likely heard at least one of his songs. In Buffett’s long career, he’s recorded six of Winchester’s songs: Rhumba Man, L’air De La Louisiane, Defying Gravity, Biloxi, Nothing But a Breeze, and I Wave Bye Bye. In the liner notes of the box set Boats, Beaches, Bars, and Ballads, Buffett said “like a solid relief pitcher, Jesse Winchester is a source of songs I return to again and again. ”

Winchester died at his home in Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday morning after battling cancer. He was 69.

When Buffett played the concert for the Gulf Coast in 2010, Winchester joined Buffett on stage to sing “Rhumba Man,” “Mississippi You’re On My Mind,” and “Biloxi.”

A year after that, in 2011, Jesse was told he had esophageal cancer. He stopped in the middle of a tour and began radiation treatments, followed by surgery. Immediately, Buffett and Elvis Costello agreed that it would be a good idea to put together a tribute album as a show of support.

At Christmas of 2011 Buffett wrote to Jesse and told him the album was coming, a gift from a whole bunch of grateful musicians and songwriters to a master. Jesse expressed his gratitude and had some good news of his own. He had beat the odds – after treatment and surgery the doctors had told him he was cancer free.

Winchester’s cancer returned in February, this time in his bladder and was inoperable.

Download the tribute album Quiet About It at iTunes.

Read more about Jesse Winchester’s life here.

Tagged in Personal/Family, Related Artists, Singles

The Roots Play “Love in The Library” on The Tonight Show

posted April 8th, 2014 at 11:20 pm

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On Monday night’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the house band The Roots reached deep into the Buffett catalog and pulled out “Love in the Library” as the short intro song for guest Chloe Grace Moretz as she walked out.

Moretz is currently starring in the off-Broadway show The Library.

You can watch the quick performance at NBC.com. Skip ahead to 29:00.

Buffett was a guest on Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night show back in 2009, and has been on The Tonight Show many times with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno.

Grab the song “Love in the Library” at iTunes.

(hat tip @AllieGinNYC)

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