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1977 CHANGES IN LATITUDES, CHANGES IN ATTITUDES TOUR

1977 was the year Jimmy finally hit it big. Jimmy caught a big wave at the beginning of the year as he opened for his good friends The Eagles on there Hotel California tour for several dates in March and July. These were Jimmy’s first arena shows and stadium shows which allowed him to get his music to his biggest audiences yet. “Margaritaville” flew up the charts in the summer, helping the summer tour grow to many of the amphitheatres that Jimmy still plays today. The August 2 show in New York at the Dr. Pepper music festival was broadcast along the east coast on WNEW, Jimmy’s first radio broadcast since 1975. Jimmy opened for Fleetwood Mac at County Stadium in Milwaukee, WI. before embarking a fall headline tour with Jesse Winchester opening shows throughout the south and along the east coast. The band saw some significant changes as Tim Krekel replaced Roger Bartlett on Guitar, Michael Utley and Jay Spell took over the piano and keyboards duties from ‘Fingers,’ and studio drummer Kenneth Buttrey replaced Michael Gardener on drums in the summer. Check out all the 1977 tour dates we’ve uncovered below!

1977 Coral Reefer Band:
Jimmy Buffett – Vocals, Guitar
Tim Krekel – Guitar, Background Vocals
Harry Dailey – Bass, Background Vocals
Jay Spell – Piano

Greg “Fingers” Taylor – Harmonica, Background Vocals
Michael Utley – Keyboards
Kenneth Buttrey – Drums (Beginning on 6/28)
Michael Gardner – Drums (Until 6/4)

Date Location Venue Additional Info
02.10.77 Tampa, FL Jai-Alai Fronton None
02.11.77 Orlando, FL Orlando Seminole Fronton None
02.12.77 Dothan, AL Dothan Civic Center None
02.13.77 Savannah, GA Savannah Civic Auditorium None
02.15.77 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry House None
02.16.77 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Civic Center None
02.17.77 Sarasota, FL Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall None
02.18.77 Miami, FL Gusman Hall None
02.19.77 Tallahassee, FL Tully Gym None
02.23.77 Mobile, AL Municipal Auditorium None
02.24.77 Jacksonville, FL Civic Auditorium None
02.25.77 Clemson, SC Tillman Auditorium None
03.02.77 Wilson, NC Atlantic Christian College None
03.03.77 Charleston, SC Gaillard Municipal Auditorium None
03.06.77 Louisville, KY Bellarmine University None
03.14.77 Springfield, MA Civic Center Opened for The Eagles
03.15.77 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum Opened for The Eagles
03.16.77 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum Opened for The Eagles
03.18.77 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Opened for The Eagles
03.19.77 Rochester, NY War Memorial Coliseum Opened for The Eagles
03.21.77 Largo, MD Capital Centre Opened for The Eagles
03.22.77 Largo, MD Capital Centre Opened for The Eagles
03.23.77 Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum Opened for The Eagles
03.25.77 Norfolk, VA The Scope Opened for The Eagles
03.26.77 New Haven, CT Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum Opened for The Eagles
03.27.77 Binghamton, NY Broome County Arena Opened for The Eagles
03.29.77 Montreal, QC, CAN The Forum Opened for The Eagles
03.30.77 Toronto, ONT, CAN Maple Leaf Gardens Opened for The Eagles
03.31.77 Cleveland, OH Richfield Coliseum Opened for The Eagles
04.01.77 Cleveland, OH Richfield Coliseum Opened for The Eagles
04.02.77 Lakeland, FL Florida Sunfest-Lakeland Speedway None
04.24.77 Gainesville, FL University of Florida-Free Show None
04.27.77 Bowling Green, KY E.A. Diddle Arena None
04.28.77 Hattiesburg, MS Reed Green Coliseum None
04.30.77 Shreveport, LA Louisiana Country Music Jamboree None
05.11.77 Tucson, AZ Community Center Music Hall None
05.12.77 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre None
05.15.77 San Diego, CA Civic Theatre Amazing Rhythm Aces Opened
05.16.77 Santa Monica, CA Santa Monica Civic Center Amazing Rhythm Aces Opened
05.19.77 San Jose, CA Center for Performing Arts Amazing Rhythm Aces Opened
05.20.77 Berkeley, CA Berkeley Community Theatre Amazing Rhythm Aces Opened
05.21.77 Sacramento, CA Community Covention Center Amazing Rhythm Aces Opened
05.22.77 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl Amazing Rhythm Aces Opened
05.29.77 Seattle, WA Paramount Northwest Amazing Rhythm Aces Opened
05.30.77 Seattle, WA The Trek Club View Set List
06.03.77 Portland, OR Rose Garden Theatre Little River Band Opened
06.04.77 Portland, OR Rose Garden Theatre View Set List
06.28.77 Sarasota, FL The Armory Rehearsal
06.29.77 Sarasota, FL The Armory Rehearsal
06.30.77 Sarasota, FL The Armory Rehearsal
07.02.77 Miami, FL Miami Stadium Opened for The Eagles
07.03.77 Orlando, FL Tangerine Bowl Opened for The Eagles
07.04.77 Savannah, GA Savannah Civic Center None
07.06.77 Oklahoma City, OK Myriad Arena None
07.07.77 Ft. Worth, TX Tarrant County Civic Center Opened for The Eagles
07.08.77 Ft. Worth, TX Tarrant County Civic Center Opened for The Eagles
07.09.77 Houston, TX Jeppesen Stadium Opened for The Eagles
07.12.77 San Antonio, TX Municipal Auditorium None
07.13.77 Austin, TX Municipal Auditorium None
07.16.77 Kansas City, MO Memorial Hall None
07.18.77 Minneapolis, MN Orchestra Hall None
07.19.77 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theater None
07.20.77 Edwardsville, IN Mississippi River Festival None
07.22.77 Hoffman Estates, IL Poplar Creek Music Theatre None
07.23.77 Charlotte, NC Carowinds Palladium None
07.24.77 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion View Set List
07.25.77 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center None
07.27.77 Pittsburgh, PA Syria Mosque None
07.28.77 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre None
07.30.77 Lenox, MA Lenox Music Inn None
07.31.77 Bennington, VT Unknown None
08.02.77 New York, NY Central Park View Set List
08.17.77 El Paso, TX Grand Hall None
08.19.77 Aspen, CO Snowmass Base None
09.10.77 Ionia, IL Electric Rodeo II None
09.11.77 Milwaukee, WI County Stadium Opened for Fleetwood Mac
09.15.77 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry House Jesse Winchester Opened
09.16.77 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center Jesse Winchester Opened
09.17.77 Jackson, MS Mississippi Coliseum Jesse Winchester Opened
09.18.77 Tuscaloosa, AL Memorial Coliseum Jesse Winchester Opened
09.20.77 Atlanta, GA Fabulous Fox Theatre Jesse Winchester Opened
09.21.77 Atlanta, GA Fabulous Fox Theatre Jesse Winchester Opened
09.23.77 Johnson City, TN Freedom Hall Civic Center Jesse Winchester Opened
09.27.77 Charleston, SC Gaillard Municipal Auditorium Jesse Winchester Opened
09.28.77 Greenville, SC Greenville Memorial Auditorium Jesse Winchester Opened
09.30.77 Lexington, KY Memorial Coliseum Jesse Winchester Opened
10.01.77 Durham, NC Cameron Indoor Stadium Jesse Winchester Opened
10.02.77 Washington, D.C. American University Jesse Winchester Opened
10.07.77 Louisville, KY Freedom Hall Jesse Winchester Opened
10.08.77 Knoxville, TN University Center Jesse Winchester Opened
10.09.77 Charleston, WV Charleston Civic Center Jesse Winchester Opened
12.18.77 Key West, FL Mallory Square None