1988 Hot Water Tour Dates

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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


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1988 Cheap Vacation Tour Dates:

Date Location Venue Set List
01.28.88 Greenville, NC East Carolina University No Set List Available
01.29.88 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center No Set List Available
01.30.88 Worcester, MA Centrum Centre View Set List
02.01.88 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre No Set List Available
02.02.88 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre No Set List Available
02.03.88 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center No Set List Available
02.05.88 Chapel Hill, NC Dean Smith Center View Set List
02.06.88 Clemson, SC LittleJohn Coliseum No Set List Available
02.07.88 Columbia, SC Carolina Coliseum No Set List Available
02.08.88 Charlottesville, VA University Hall No Set List Available
02.10.88 Boone, NC Varsity Gymnasium No Set List Available
02.11.88 Tallahassee, FL Leon County Civic Center View Set List
02.12.88 Tampa, FL USF Sun Dome No Set List Available


1988 Hot Water Tour Dates:

Date Location Venue Set List
06.24.88 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center No Set List Available
06.25.88 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center No Set List Available
06.26.88 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Theatre No Set List Available
06.28.88 Holmdel, NJ Garden State Art Center No Set List Available
06.29.88 Philadelphia, PA Mann Music Center View Set List
07.01.88 Mansfield, MA Great Woods Amphitheatre No Set List Available
07.02.88 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Theatre No Set List Available
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 No Set List Available
07.09.88 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion No Set List Available
07.10.88 Charlotte, NC Carowinds Palladium No Set List Available
07.12.88 Memphis, TN Mud Island Amphitheatre No Set List Available
07.14.88 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center No Set List Available
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 No Set List Available
07.22.88 Birmingham, AL Oak Mountain Theatre No Set List Available
07.23.88 Nashville, TN Starwood Amphitheatre No Set List Available
07.24.88 Atlanta, GA Six Flags No Set List Available
07.26.88 New Orleans, LA Zoo Amphitheatre No Set List Available
07.27.88 Dallas, TX Starfest Site No Set List Available
07.28.88 Houston, TX Southern Star Amphitheatre View Set List
07.30.88 Denver, CO Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre No Set List Available
07.31.88 Denver, CO Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre No Set List Available
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 No Set List Available
08.07.88 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre No Set List Available
08.09.88 Paso Robles, CA Mid-State Fair No Set List Available
08.10.88 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion No Set List Available
08.11.88 Sacramento, CA Cal Expo Ampitheatre No Set List Available
08.13.88 Seattle, WA The Coliseum No Set List Available
08.14.88 Portland, OR The Arena No Set List Available


1988 Tour of Australia:

Date Location Venue Set List
11.02.88 Newcastle, AU Newcastle Civic Theatre No Set List Available
11.04.88 Brisbane, AU Festival Hall No Set List Available
11.05.88 Sydney, AU Sydney Entertainment Centre No Set List Available
11.06.88 Canberra, AU Canberra Royal Theatre No Set List Available
11.10.88 Melbourne, AU Concert Hall No Set List Available


1988 Off-tour Shows:

Date Location Venue Set List
02.23.88 Houston, TX Astrodome View Set List
06.21.88 Key West, FL Margaritaville Key West No Set List Available
10.02.88 New Orleans, LA Riverwalk No Set List Available
10.11.88 Sunrise, FL Sunrise Musical Theatre No Set List Available
10.12.88 Sunrise, FL Sunrise Musical Theatre View Set List
12.18.88 New Orleans, LA Margaritaville New Orleans No Set List Available