Both the Riverfront Times and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch covered the Buffett show in St. Louis Thursday night:
Riverfront Times – “Parrotheads In The Parking Lot”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – “Jimmy Buffett Concert Review”
Here’s a snipit from the Post-Dispatch article:
In many ways, Jimmy Buffett’s show Thursday night was typical, from the costumed, party-primed, Parrothead crowd to Buffett’s spirited performance of must-play favorites to the contributions of his magnificent, veteran Coral Reefer Band.
But something has happened in the eight years since the mayor of “Margaritaville” — now, unbelievably, 61 years old — last played St. Louis: He seems to have reconnected with the romantic core of his music.
Irony and a kind of nudge-nudge-wink-wink edge has often hovered over Buffett’s music in concert. But this time, a straightforward, emotional honesty had more than a toehold, especially during a sequence that came late in his “Year of Still Here” show at sold-out Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.
Be sure to check out the slideshow in the Riverfront Times article.
View our very own review by Justin here.
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band make the second stop of their 2008 Year Of Still Here Tour tonight at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in St. Louis, Missouri.
The last time Buffett played St. Louis was 8 years ago on July 18th, 2000. It was a rainy show, and thunderstorms are in the forecast again tonight.
You can listen to the show live on Radio Margaritaville on the web at www.radiomargaritaville.com or on Sirius satellite radio channel 31. The show will air at 8 pm central time. Be sure to catch the pre-show beforehand.
Also, you can follow along with the set list and chat with other parrot heads during the show on our Discussion Board.
Other shows coming up this week: Saturday – Frisco, TX (find tickets). See the complete tour schedule here.
Jimmy Buffett attended a Houston dinner party on Friday night to honor artist John Alexander:
Few at the Hotel ZaZa dinner Friday night could have anticipated the entertaining barrage of praise, humor and gentle barbs continually lobbed at artist John Alexander.
It was, after all, a celebration of his remarkable career, a dinner for 135 that seemed absolutely intimate after the crush, estimates of more than 1,000, that poured into the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston earlier in the evening for the opening of John Alexander: A Retrospective.
Humor ruled at the dinner thanks to the continuous stream of remarks from Alexander collectors and pals such as Chevy Chase. Who needed time for table conversation, with Chase taking the microphone on three occasions (stumbling forward each time in his classic bumbling shtick) and with a host of other Alexander chums with something to say.
David Berg launched his playful tribute by introducing himself as Jimmy Buffett, the real star seated at a nearby table.
Among the many taking turns toying with Alexander’s image and/or praising him were Buffett, artist James Surls, collector Marilyn Oshman, 60 Minutes reporter Steve Kroft, MFAH director Peter Marzio, and Timothy Eaton, who represents Alexander through Eaton Fine Art in West Palm Beach, Fla. Of course, Alexander responded several times, his relaxed and jocular nature adding to the fun.
Read the entire article here.
Tickets for Jimmy Buffett’s 2008 Year Of Still Here Tour continue to sell at a brisk pace.
TicketNews reports that Buffett was number three in Top Concert Events for the week ending April 6th, up from number four a week ago. On the overall list, Buffett comes in at number eight.
In mid-March, Buffett peaked at number one on both the Overall Events list and the Top Concerts list.
Most shows are sold out, but at the time of this writing tickets are still available through TicketMaster for the following shows:
Remember, you can still get tickets to sold out shows through StubHub!
After coming in at the number three spot last week, Jimmy Buffett sails to the top of the Overall Top Events List this week, according to TicketNews.com.
Tropical rock icon Jimmy Buffett climbed two positions to attain the title of Overall Top Event for the week ending March 16, in TicketNews’s exclusive ranking. Buffett will be one singer in paradise this week as he and the Coral Reefers gear up for their “Year of Still Here Tour,” which will kick off on April 21 in Woodlands, Texas.
Here’s the full list:
- Jimmy Buffett
- Jersey Boys
- New York Yankees
- Eric Clapton
- Kenny Chesney
- Boston Red Sox
- Alicia Keys
- James Taylor
- Bruce Springsteen
Got your tickets yet to see Jimmy Buffett? Get them now!
Strong ticket sales in the past week for Jimmy Buffett has earned him a #3 spot on the Top Events List and a #1 spot on the Top Concert Lists:
Several onsales for Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers’ “The Year of Still Here” Tour have not only pleased parrotheads nationwide, but have also shot the performer into the third place position on the top events list for the week of March 3 – March 9, 2008.
Beating out Buffett on the Top Events List was Wicked at #1 and the New York Yankees at #2.
Check out all the lists here.