Jimmy Buffett has played a show at Cincinnati’s Riverbend Amphitheater every year since 1988, and he’ll do it again this summer:
Saturday, July 8th, 2017
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 31st at 10 am ET through Ticketmaster and Ticketnetwork.
View all concerts that have been announced so far on the tour dates page.
(hat tip Alan)
Jimmy Buffett announced today a surprise show at the Belly Up in San Diego on Tuesday, March 28th:
History does repeat, at least when it comes to Jimmy Buffett and the Belly Up.
The tropical-pop troubadour and his band, The Coral Reefers, will perform at the Belly Up Tuesday as a warm-up date for their April 1 concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Tickets go on sale at noon today, Thursday, online only.
In 2013, Buffett and his band played at the 600-seat Belly Up as a warm-up date for their subsequent show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
All tickets are priced at $95, plus service charges. They will be available only online through frontgatetickets.com.
This will be Buffett’s third San Diego concert in barely seven months.
Last September, he and the Coral Reefers drew an overflow crowd to their opening night performance at the 2016 KAABOO Del Mar festival.
He and his band returned in October for their first show at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay since 1984. It, too, sold out in an instant and drew an audience that included San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and his wife, Katherine.
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(hat tip Chuck)
Alpine Valley Music Theatre has been a staple of Jimmy Buffett’s touring for years, but it was announced on Friday that the amphitheater will not host any concerts in 2017 after many regulars opted to play other area venues this summer.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
There was a time when Alpine Valley Music Theatre was among the most elite music venues in the nation.
In its prime in 1989, the East Troy amphitheater hosted some of the biggest acts in the world: the Rolling Stones and the Who and the Grateful Dead and Metallica. The Dead played 20 shows there in the ’80s, and Pearl Jam brought its 20th-anniversary festival to Alpine in 2011.
But for its 40th anniversary year this summer, the 27,100-capacity Alpine Valley won’t host a single concert. It will be closed for an entire season for the first time in its history.
Jon Reens, vice president of marketing for Midwest music for Live Nation, which manages Alpine, said the usual acts that swing through Alpine chose to play different venues instead.
“We started in the middle of 2016 working on the 2017 calendar. We went and discussed with a multitude of artists about playing the building for the first time in their careers, and it was met with universal acclaim,” Reens said. “It just didn’t work out. Artists wanted to play different venues. There was a definite desire with some of the artists to play stadiums. And in some cases, the production didn’t fit in the building.”
The nearest to Alpine that Buffett is currently scheduled to come is Wrigley Field in Chicago. Browse tickets for Wrigley.
Tickets go on sale this morning for three of Jimmy Buffett’s 2017 tour dates:
Orange Beach, AL
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
The Wharf Amphitheater
Thursday, August 17th, 2017
Saturday, August 19th, 2017
Each show goes on sale at 10am local time through Ticketmaster and Ticketnetwork.
Also, tickets go on sale Monday for the Jones Beach show in Wantagh, NY.
Jimmy Buffett has announced another 2017 tour dates this morning:
Thursday, July 6th, 2017
Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 24th at 10 am CDT through Ticketmaster or Ticketnetwork.
“We are thrilled to have Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band return to St. Louis,” said Larry Pearson, general manager of Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. “Jimmy Buffett is the most anticipated concert of the season for both fans and staff. We can’t wait to transform the venue into Margaritaville on July 6th for what will be the most talked about party of the summer.”
Buffett last played St. Louis in 2015.
View all of the dates that have been set so far in 2017 on the tour dates page.
Jimmy Buffett will make his usual stop in Detroit again this summer with a show at the DTE Energy Music Theater:
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
DTE Energy Music Theater
TIckets go on sale Friday, March 24th at 10am through Ticketmaster and Ticketnetwork.
View all of the 2017 shows that have been announced so far on the tour dates page.