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1978 CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE TOUR

1978 saw Jimmy begin his own tour with the Coral Reefer Band, spending March and April playing along the east coast and diving into the mid-west for the first time. On May 1st, Jimmy broke his leg for the first of three times over the next year in West Palm Beach at a baseball game. June brought a California tour of which included a few shows opening for Jackson Browne in San Jose and Angels Camp, CA. August brought some Florida stadium shows with the Little River Band and the Stever Miller Band along with the infamous 3 shows in Atlanta and Miami which were recorded for the live album “You Had To Be There.” Jimmy then apparently took some much needed time off as no other dates have been uncovered for the rest of the year. Check out all the stops we could find for 1978 below!

1978 Coral Reefer Band:
Jimmy Buffett – Vocals, Guitar
Barry Chance – Guitar
Harry Dailey – Bass, Background Vocals
Deborah McColl – Background Vocals

Greg “Fingers” Taylor – Harmonica, Background Vocals
Jay Spell – Piano
Michael Utley – Organ
Kenneth Buttrey – Drums

Date Location Venue Additional Info
02.16.78 Miami, FL Gusman Cultural Center Solo Acoustic Show
03.06.78 Indianapolis, IN Convention Center None
03.08.78 Providence, RI Walsh Hall None
03.09.78 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre View Set List
03.11.78 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre None
03.12.78 New York, NY Avery Fisher Hall None
03.13.78 Commack, NY Suffolk Forum None
03.15.78 Kingston, ONT Jock Hardy Arena None
03.17.78 Toronto, ONT Maple Leaf Gardens View Set List
03.20.78 Columbus, OH Veterans Memorial Auditorium None
03.22.78 Cincinnati, OH Music Hall None
03.25.78 Cleveland, OH Music Hall None
03.27.78 Chicago, IL Aerie Crown Theatre None
03.28.78 St. Louis, MO The Fabulous Fox Theatre None
03.29.78 Milwaukee, WI Riverfront Theatre View Set List
03.31.78 St. Paul, MN St. Paul Civic Center None
04.01.78 Iowa City, IA University Fieldhouse None
04.02.78 Lincoln, NE Pershing Municipal Auditorium None
04.04.78 Kansas City, MO Memorial Hall None
04.05.78 Des Moines, IA Drake Fieldhouse None
04.10.78 Billings, MT Metra None
05.01.78 West Palm Beach, FL Gaines Park Jimmy Breaks his leg in Baseball Game
05.19.78 Norfolk, VA Norfolk Scope None
05.26.78 Tucson, AZ TCC Arena None
05.28.78 El Paso, TX Civic Center-South Hall None
06.02.78 Sultan, WA Lighter than Air Fair None
06.03.78 Portland, OR Memorial Coliseum None
06.04.78 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre None
06.06.78 Eugene, OR MacArthur Court-University of Oregon None
06.09.78 San Jose, CA Spartan Stadium Opened for Jackson Browne
06.10.78 Angels Camp, CA Calaveras County Fairgrounds Opened for Jackson Browne
06.11.78 Angels Camp, CA Calaveras County Fairgrounds Opened for Jackson Browne
06.13.78 Reno, NV Washoe County Fairgrounds None
06.17.78 Petaluma, CA Sonoma State College Athletic Field None
06.20.78 Los Angeles, CA Universal Amphitheatre View Set List
06.21.78 Los Angeles, CA Universal Amphitheatre None
06.24.78 Santa Barbara, CA Hollywood Bowl None
06.25.78 San Diego, CA SDSU Open Air Theatre None
06.27.78 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre None
06.28.78 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre None
06.29.78 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre None
07.10.78 Clarkston, MI Pine Knob Music Theatre None
07.12.78 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion View Set List
07.15.78 New York, NY Belmont Park None
07.18.78 Atlanta, GA The Omni None
07.22.78 Charlotte, NC Carowinds Pallidum None
07.23.78 Charlotte, NC Carowinds Pallidum None
07.24.78 Columbus, GA Municipal Auditorium None
07.25.78 Birmingham, AL Boutwell Auditorium None
07.27.78 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum None
07.29.78 Little Rock, AR Barton Coliseum None
07.30.78 Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium None
08.01.78 Memphis, TN Mid-South Coliseum None
08.02.78 Edwardsville, IN Mississippi River Festival None
08.04.78 Miami, FL Miami Baseball Stadium None
08.05.78 Orlando, FL Tangerine Bowl None
08.08.78 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre Recorded for ‘You Had to be There’
08.09.78 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre Recorded for ‘You Had to be There’
08.10.78 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre Recorded for ‘You Had to be There’
08.14.78 Miami, FL Gusman Cultural Center Recorded for ‘You Had to be There’
08.15.78 Miami, FL Gusman Cultural Center Recorded for ‘You Had to be There’
08.16.78 Miami, FL Gusman Cultural Center Recorded for ‘You Had to be There’
08.18.78 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre None