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1979 YOU HAD TO BE THERE/VOLCANO TOUR

1979 saw Jimmy continuing to headline and adding even bigger shows to his tour. The year started with the “You Had to be There” Tour that saw Jimmy play his normal run of colleges in the South and theatre’s on the West Coast before concluding in April. May and June where spent recording and mixing the new LP “Volcano” on Montserrat. Late June saw Jimmy and the Reefers beginning the ‘Volcano’ tour where Jimmy hit all the usual Amphitheatre’s. At the end of September Jimmy went to Hawaii for the first time as the opening act for the Eagles at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. The year closed with another run through the south. Check out all the stops we have been able to uncover from 1979 below!

1979 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
Michael Utley – Keyboards
Andy McMahon – Organ
Sammy Creason – Drums

1979 You Had to be There Tour Dates:

Date Location Venue Additional Info
02.12.79 Oxford, MS Tad Smith Coliseum First show of Tour
02.17.79 Gainesville, FL Florida Gym View Set List
02.18.79 Gainesville, FL Florida Gym None
02.19.79 Troy, AL Sartain Hall None
02.20.79 Tuscaloosa, AL Memorial Coliseum None
02.21.79 Hattiesburg, MS Reed Green Coliseum None
02.23.79 Starkville, MS Humphrey Coliseum None
02.24.79 Dallas, TX Dallas Convention Center Arena None
02.26.79 San Antonio, TX Convention Center Arena None
02.27.79 Austin, TX UT Special Events Center None
03.02.79 Lubbock, TX Lubbock Municipal Coliseum None
03.03.79 Norman, OK Lloyd Noble Center None
03.06.79 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum None
03.09.79 Tempe, AZ University Activity Center Tempe None
03.10.79 Anaheim, CA Anaheim Convention Center None
03.11.79 San Diego, CA SDSU Peterson Gym None
03.12.79 Berkeley, CA Berkeley Community Theatre None
04.07.79 Gainesville, FL Florida Gym None
04.09.79 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Coliseum None
04.10.79 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena None
04.11.79 Paducah, KY Murray State University None
04.14.79 Murfreesboro, TN Murphy Center None
04.16.79 Florence, AL Flowers Hall None
04.17.79 Athens, GA Georgia Coliseum None
04.18.79 Auburn, AL Memorial Coliseum None
04.20.79 Norfolk, VA The Scope None
04.21.79 Chapel Hill, NC Kenan Stadium None

1979 Volcano Tour Dates:

Date Location Venue Additional Info
06.26.79 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena None
07.21.79 San Diego, CA SDSU Open Air Theatre None
07.22.79 San Diego, CA SDSU Open Air Theatre None
07.25.79 Los Angeles, CA Universal Amphitheatre None
07.26.79 Los Angeles, CA Universal Amphitheatre None
07.27.79 Los Angeles, CA Universal Amphitheatre None
07.28.79 Sacramento, CA Memorial Auditorium None
07.29.79 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre View Set List
07.31.79 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre None
08.01.79 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre None
08.06.79 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Festival None
08.08.79 Dayton, OH University of Dayton Arena None
08.09.79 Charleston, WV Charleston Civic Center None
08.10.79 Philadelphia, PA Robin Hood Dell West Arena None
08.11.79 Charlotte, NC Carowinds Palladium None
08.12.79 Charlotte, NC Carowinds Palladium None
08.14.79 Boston, MA Tanglewood None
08.15.79 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion None
09.30.79 Honolulu, HI Aloha Stadium Opened for The Eagles
10.03.79 Portland, OR Memorial Coliseum None
10.04.79 Pullman, WA WSU Performing Arts Coliseum None
10.06.79 Bozeman, MT MSU Fieldhouse None
10.12.79 Miami, FL Miami Jai Alai Fronton None
10.13.79 Miami, FL Miami Jai Alai Fronton None
10.14.79 Miami, FL Miami Jai Alai Fronton None
10.16.79 Ft. Meyers, FL Lee County Arena None
10.17.79 West Palm Beach, FL West Palm Beach Auditorium None
10.19.79 Gainesville, FL Florida Gym None
10.20.79 Gainesville, FL Florida Gym None
10.21.79 St. Petersburg, FL Bayfront Center Arena None
10.22.79 Lakeland, FL Lakeland Civic Center None
10.24.79 Baton Rouge, LA Riverside Centroplex None
10.26.79 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum None
10.27.79 Jackson, MS Jackson Coliseum None
10.28.79 Birmingham, AL Birmingham Coliseum None
10.29.79 Atlanta, GA The Omni None