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1988 HOT WATER TOUR

1988 brought yet another summer tour, with all the usual stops. In January and February, Jimmy played the “Cheap Vacation” tour, hitting many of his old college stops throughout the southeast. This tour included his only appearance ever at the Houston Livestock and Rodeo show on February 23. Unique stops include a show in Margaritaville Key West in June, the New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness benefit in October, a couple of benefit shows in West Palm Beach in October, and Jimmy’s second tour of Australia in November. Jimmy also appeared on the Neville Brothers and Friends HBO/Cinemax special, where he performed “Middle of the Night” with the Neville’s.

1988 Coral Reefer Band:
Jimmy Buffett – Vocals, Guitar
Tim Krekel – Guitar
Tim Drummond – Bass
Matt Betton – Drums
Michael Utley – Keyboards
Vince Melamed – Organ

Greg “Fingers” Taylor – Harmonica, Background Vocals
Sam Clayton – Congas
Robert Greenidge – Steel Drums
Wayne Jackson – Horns
Andrew Love – Horns
Marshall Chapman – Vocals

1988 Cheap Vacation Tour Dates:

Date Location Venue Additional Info
01.28.88 Greenville, NC East Carolina University None
01.29.88 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center None
01.30.88 Worcester, MA Centrum Centre View Set List
02.01.88 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre None
02.02.88 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre None
02.03.88 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center None
02.05.88 Chapel Hill, NC Dean Smith Center View Set List
02.06.88 Clemson, SC LittleJohn Coliseum None
02.07.88 Columbia, SC Carolina Coliseum None
02.08.88 Charlottesville, VA University Hall None
02.10.88 Boone, NC Varsity Gymnasium None
02.11.88 Tallahassee, FL Leon County Civic Center View Set List
02.12.88 Tampa, FL USF Sun Dome None

1988 Hot Water Tour Dates:

Date Location Venue Additional Info
06.24.88 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center None
06.25.88 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center None
06.26.88 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Theatre None
06.28.88 Holmdel, NJ Garden State Art Center None
06.29.88 Philadelphia, PA Mann Music Center View Set List
07.01.88 Mansfield, MA Great Woods Amphitheatre None
07.02.88 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Theatre None
07.03.88 Richmond, VA Kings Dominion Theatre View Set List
07.04.88 Richmond, VA Kings Dominion Theatre View Set List
07.06.88 New York, NY Maritime Pier View Set List
07.08.88 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion None
07.09.88 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion None
07.10.88 Charlotte, NC Carowinds Palladium None
07.12.88 Memphis, TN Mud Island Amphitheatre None
07.14.88 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center None
07.15.88 Clarkston, MI Pine Knob Music Theatre View Set List
07.16.88 Hoffman Estates, IL Poplar Creek Music Theatre View Set List
07.17.88 St. Paul, MN Riverfest None
07.22.88 Birmingham, AL Oak Mountain Theatre None
07.23.88 Nashville, TN Starwood Amphitheatre None
07.24.88 Atlanta, GA Six Flags None
07.26.88 New Orleans, LA Zoo Amphitheatre None
07.27.88 Dallas, TX Starfest Site None
07.28.88 Houston, TX Southern Star Amphitheatre View Set List
07.30.88 Denver, CO Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre None
07.31.88 Denver, CO Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre None
08.04.88 San Diego, CA Sports Arena View Set List
08.05.88 Costa Mesa, CA Pacific Ampitheatre View Set List
08.06.88 Costa Mesa, CA Pacific Ampitheatre None
08.07.88 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre None
08.09.88 Paso Robles, CA Mid-State Fair None
08.10.88 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion None
08.11.88 Sacramento, CA Cal Expo Ampitheatre None
08.13.88 Seattle, WA The Coliseum None
08.14.88 Portland, OR The Arena None

1988 Tour of Australia:

Date Location Venue Additional Info
11.02.88 Newcastle, AU Newcastle Civic Theatre None
11.04.88 Brisbane, AU Festival Hall None
11.05.88 Sydney, AU Sydney Entertainment Centre None
11.06.88 Canberra, AU Canberra Royal Theatre None
11.10.88 Melbourne, AU Concert Hall None

1988 Off-tour Shows:

Date Location Venue Additional Info
02.23.88 Houston, TX Astrodome View Set List
06.21.88 Key West, FL Margaritaville Key West None
10.02.88 New Orleans, LA Riverwalk None
10.11.88 Sunrise, FL Sunrise Musical Theatre None
10.12.88 Sunrise, FL Sunrise Musical Theatre View Set List
12.18.88 New Orleans, LA Margaritaville New Orleans None