Buffett One of the Top Touring Acts of Past 25 Years

May 30th, 2014

Billboard has released a list of the Top 25 Live Artists Since 1990 and Jimmy Buffett came in at #20.

Here’s the full list:

  1. The Rolling Stones
  2. U2
  3. Bruce Springsteen
  4. Madonna
  5. Bon Jovi
  6. Elton John
  7. Dave Matthews Band
  8. Celine Dion
  9. Kenny Chesney
  10. The Eagles
  11. The Police/Sting
  12. Roger Waters
  13. Paul McCartney
  14. Billy Joel
  15. Rod Stewart
  16. Neil Diamond
  17. Metallica
  18. Aerosmith
  19. George Strait
  20. Jimmy Buffett
  21. Coldplay
  22. Toby Keith
  23. Cher
  24. Fleetwood Mac
  25. AC/DC

Billboard reports that since 1990 Buffett has grossed $402,756,057 with 9,746,471 in attendance at 539 shows.

Read more about the list at Billboard.com

Tagged in Charts, Touring

Houston Treated to This One’s For You Tour

May 29th, 2014

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band took the This One’s For You Tour to Houston, Texas on Thursday night for a show at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

The show was the second to be broadcast live on Margaritaville TV.

Colombian singer Fanny Lu was a special guest at the show, joining Buffett on “I Want to Go Back to Cartagena,” as well as a couple other songs.

View the full set list here.

Jimmy keeps the tour in Texas for the end of the week. He’ll play a show in Austin on Saturday. Get tickets to this show or any other This One’s For You show here.

Tagged in Show Reviews, Touring

Buffett Hits Atlanta Venue for First Time in 27 Years

May 28th, 2014

Jimmy Buffett played the second show of his This One’s For You Tour on Tuesday night at the Chastain Park Amphitheater in Atlanta, a venue he hadn’t played at in 27 years.

View the set list from the show here.

AccessAtlanta has a review of the show: “Jimmy Buffett douses fans with familiar songs, Atlanta tales”

“Why the hell not?” was Buffett’s reasoning for returning to Chastain after nearly three decades, and the same could be said about those who shelled out more than $250 for the best seats in the amphitheater. For many, a Buffett show is an annual ritual, and if foot-tapping along to the jaunty “Volcano” and the clip-clopping “One Particular Harbour” makes them happy…so be it.

While Buffett’s extensive chatting between songs was endearing to a point – and he customized his banter to Atlanta-specific tales – it also led to an even-keeled energy level that never escalated because of the continued pauses.

His introduction to the still-lovely “Come Monday” included a story about when, in his fledgling years, he performed a show at The Bistro on West Peachtree Street and “no one actually came.”

The tour continues Thursday night in Houston. Get tickets now!

Tagged in Show Reviews, Touring

This One’s For You Tour Kicks Off in Virginia

May 24th, 2014

Jimmy Buffett launched his new This One’s For You Tour on Saturday night in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The show also saw the launch of Margaritaville TV, and with it the first live video broadcast of a show.

Margaritaville TV did struggle with technical problems at the beginning of the show, but the problems mostly ironed out later in the night. Did you watch?

Buffett opened the show with a cover song that is new to Buffett shows: “Summertime Blues.” Tonight’s finale? “Oldest Surfer on the Beach.” In between saw “My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink, and I Don’t Love Jesus” being played for the first time since 2012 and “Only Time Will Tell’s” first appearance since 2010.

View the full set list here.

The This One’s For You Tour hits Atlanta (Tuesday), Houston (Thursday), and Austin (Saturday) before taking three weeks off.

There’s still plenty of time to get tickets to one of this summer’s shows.

Tagged in Margaritaville TV, Touring

Margaritaville TV Website is Live

May 23rd, 2014

Margaritaville.TV, the new internet TV project from Jimmy Buffett is officially online! The launch coincides with the beginning of the This One’s For You Tour which kicks off in Virginia Beach on Saturday night. The show will be shown live beginning at 7:30pm EDT.

There are a number of videos you can watch now, including old concert footage, behind the scenes sessions, and some personal stuff like a 3 1/2 minute video of Jimmy flying two of his airplanes with GoPro’s mounted on the wings and tails.

Below is the welcome video for Margaritaville.TV:

Tagged in Margaritaville TV, Videos