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Confirmed: Buffett Returning to Australia in September

posted August 23rd, 2012 at 4:49 pm

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by Josh Martin

We reported two days ago that signs pointed to Jimmy Buffett returning to Australia in September.

This morning, Richard Wilkins of the Australian Today Show confirmed that Jimmy will play two shows down under next month.

No dates have been announced yet, but there are rumors of a show in Brisbane on the 21st and another in Melbourne on the 23rd.

We’ll bring you more details when they’re available.


Tagged in International, Tour Dates



Buffett May Head to Australia Next Month

posted August 21st, 2012 at 10:52 pm

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by Josh Martin

Could Jimmy Buffett be returning to Australia in September?

A couple weeks ago the Margarillas tweeted that they’d be heading overseas next month:

Word has it from #Margaritaville headquarters that we may need our passports in September. Stay tuned!

Our discussion board member Garrett (parrothead mania) picked up on a possible hint during Buffett’s recent show in Atlantic City. During the song “Southern Cross,” Buffett said “next month” after the line “when you see the Southern Cross for the first time.”

It’s possible that Buffett may be referring to a personal trip somewhere below the equator, but paired with the Margarillas’ tweet it seems like a good guess that he’ll be back Down Under in September.

You can listen to the song yourself here (relevant part begins at 2:10)


Tagged in International, Touring



First Margaritaville Down Under to Open in November

posted August 15th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett will be opening his first Margaritaville Cafe in Australia this November at Darling Harbour in Sydney:

“Bringing Margaritaville to Australia will provide a new and exciting dining experience unlike any other,” said Schlebusch. “We offer our guests a unique combination of great food and refreshing drinks with a personalized experience from our hospitable staff. Your visit to Margaritaville will definitely be a memorable one.”

Opening in the current Docks Hotel, which closes Sunday the 19th of August, Margaritaville will have an all-star location with a completely refitted interior. Margaritaville Darling Harbour will feature an abundance of indoor seating with an upbeat and fun atmosphere as well as an outdoor patio to enjoy the scenic harbour views. This new restaurant concept will liven up Darling Harbour and provide a fresh spot to dine with frequent live music, palm trees, deck chairs, and surf boards for a true beach feel.

“Harbourside is thrilled to have secured such a high profile international brand as Margaritaville. Without a doubt it will only compliment the Harbourside precinct adding a further dimension and will raise the standard yet again on cool casual dining,” commented Harbourside General Manager, Tim Andrews. “Morney brings a wealth of experience to Harbourside and is sure to make it a summer to remember! What could be better than long days and great margaritas on the edge of Darling Harbour?”

Though this well-known franchise is famous for its margaritas and cheeseburgers, it provides a little something for everyone in the neighbourhood. You’ll find a menu just for the kids, heaps of memorabilia to help you remember your trip to Australia’s first Margaritaville, cold beer, delicious food, and entertainment for the whole family.

“A Margaritaville in Darling Harbor? It certainly seems like a natural port of call for me. But, as usual, there is a story to go along with the idea. My connection to Australia began nearly 200 years ago when the descendants of my seafaring distant relative, John Buffett, made the trip from Pitcairn to Norfolk Island thus depositing the first Buffetts on Australian soil. Couple that bit of history to my debut show in Bondi over 20 years ago, followed by the incredible adventure and fun I had during the hey day of 12 meter America’s Cup racing in Perth in 1987; and topped off by my recent stage dive in Sydney on Australia Day a year ago, and you can see that it is only natural in my way of thinking, that the land down under, the true land of boats, beaches and bars, needed a Margaritaville. Darling Harbour, here we come, and this son of son of a sailor couldn’t be happier,” says Buffett.

A second location is planned near Surfer’s Paradise on the Gold Coast in Queensland.

Be sure to Like Margaritaville Australia on Facebook!


Tagged in Business Empire, International, Margaritaville Cafes



Margaritaville No Longer Planned for Calgary

posted March 9th, 2012 at 9:55 am

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by Josh Martin

Sorry Calgary… a Margaritaville Cafe is no longer planned for the Calgary Stampede development in Calgary, AB Canada. First announced in 2009, the deal was revealed to be in jeopardy a year ago.

Connell confirmed the Jimmy Buffett-inspired Margaritaville restaurant/entertainment centre is no longer planned as an anchor tenant in the mainstreet development. A separate venture, to be announced at a later date, has taken over that role and location.

The website is still live but has never contained any content: www.margaritavillecalgary.ca

The Niagara Falls location remains the only Margaritaville in Canada.


Tagged in Business Empire, International, Margaritaville Cafes



Buffett Interviewed in Paris

posted September 28th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

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by Josh Martin

The US Embassy in France posted a video interview with Jimmy Buffett before his show at L’Olympia in Paris on Monday:

Buffett also visited the US Embassy last year where he joined the US Air Forces in Europe Band for a private show.


Tagged in International, Interviews, Videos



Margaritaville Coming to Australia

posted July 13th, 2011 at 10:37 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett will take his Margaritaville restaurant empire off the North American continent for the first time later this year when he opens Margaritaville Cafes in Sydney and the Gold Coast in Australia.

Watch the news report announcing the openings here (3:05 mark).

Buffett played shows in Australia this past January for the first time in a couple decades.

(hat tip Jenny)


Tagged in Business Empire, International, Margaritaville Cafes



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