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Buffett Performs in Tampa

posted April 20th, 2014 at 8:06 am

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band were on the road Saturday night for the first time in 2014, performing a show at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater in Tampa.

Buffett paid tribute to Jesse Winchester, who died on April 11th, with “Rhumba Man” and then “Defying Gravity” as the final encore song.

View the full set list here.

Buffett has three shows remaining on the Songs From St. Somewhere Tour: Raleigh on Tuesday, Charlotte on Thursday, and West Palm Beach on Saturday. Then in May the This One’s For You Tour kicks off in Virginia Beach. Find tickets now!

(thanks to Linda P for photo)

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Buffett Wraps 2013 Tour in Hawaii

posted December 15th, 2013 at 10:31 am

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett rounded out the 2013 Songs From St. Somewhere Tour on Saturday night at the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu. It was the second of two shows played in Hawaii. The first, a charity show, was played at Jimmy Buffett’s at The Beachcomber restaurant on Thursday night.

The shows were not broadcast live, but were recorded and will air at a later date. Since we didn’t hear the show, we don’t have the set list yet. Submit it to us if you were at either show.

Our friend @nzbeautyeditor reports that Jimmy said during the show he’d return “Down Under” to Australia and presumably New Zealand in February. Caveat: he said that about 2013 too, so let’s hope he follows through in 2014.

The Honolulu Star Advertiser has a review of the show and a photo gallery: “Review: Jimmy Buffett at the Waikiki Shell”

As he’s done for quite some years here through a friendly relationship with Honolulu promoter Tom Moffatt, Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band begin touring in April and end here in the late fall, just before Buffett’s Dec. 25 birthday.

“Why wouldn’t you end in Hawaii? Duh?,” he asked rhetorically to roars of approval on a clear night with a moon just a sliver off full.

(His first concert here, he said, was as an opening act for the Eagles — now if that doesn’t date you! Buffett is 67.)

Saturday, Buffett and his 11-piece band (longtime musical director “Mr.” Mike Utley, plus instruments ranging from horns to slide guitar to congas and steel drums, and two female backup singers) had women whose senior proms were probably in the 1950s and ‘60s wearing sarongs and dancing in their seats, the aisles and wherever else the ushers would let them. Buffett crowds often have to be restrained — not from any kind of violence, but from an excess of enthusiasm — and Saturday was no exception.

Beach balls flew about as Buffett reprised vintage work and introduced new. You haven’t lived until you’ve been hit by a beach ball at a JB concert.

Read the full review here.

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Buffett Rocks St. Paul

posted December 4th, 2013 at 12:13 am

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett performed in St. Paul, Minnesota on Tuesday night for the first time in several years. Actually, he performed in Margaritaville, as the mayor officially changed the name of St. Paul for the day.

photo: Pioneer Press: Chris Polydoroff – view more photos

Check out the set list from the show here.

Buffett ended the show with covers of Minnesota native Bob Dylan’s songs “Like a Rolling Stone” and “Girl From the North Country.”

Also before the show, the Minnesota Wild presented Jimmy with his own jersey:

Be sure to listen in on Jimmy’s last three shows of the year: Tulsa on Thursday, Little Rock on Saturday, and Honolulu on the 14th. Get tickets now

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Buffett Kicks Off Tour Leg in Louisville

posted December 1st, 2013 at 9:40 am

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band went back on the road Saturday night, playing Louisville for the second straight year.

The set list was similar to other Songs From St. Somewhere shows. View the full set list here.

The Courier Journal has a review of the show: “Jimmy Buffett, Parrotheads turn Yum! Center show into a beach blanket drinking party”

Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band delivered more than two hours of party music, and the Parrotheads obliged in grand, two-fisted tradition. Everything was about creating a laid-back, buzzed-on-the-beach vibe, which was personified by guy fans wearing plastic grass skirts and Buffett going barefoot.

Buffett has four shows remaining this year: Minneapolis, Tulsa, Little Rock, and Honolulu. There’s still time to get tickets!

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Buffett Plays Intimate Show in San Diego

posted October 18th, 2013 at 7:05 am

by Josh

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band played an intimate show on Thursday night at the 600-capacity Belly Up in Solana Beach.

Thursday evening was a big night at one of San Diego’s oldest and best known clubs. Hundreds of fans packed the Belly Up in Solana Beach to see Jimmy Buffett perform. San Diego 6 went out to talk to some of the “Parrot Heads” who began lining up hours before the concert began.

“We party with a purpose is our motto. It’s just kind of what he stands for, you know helping each other,” said self-described Parrot Head Gail Folsom. Like many of the fans standing in line, Folsom had seen Buffett many times. But never in a place like the Belly Up. Buffett typically sells out stadiums that seat tens of thousands. The Belly Up holds a total of 600 people. “I’m really excited cause this is like the closest I’ll ever be to Jimmy Buffett I think,” Folsom said.

Here’s a shot of the set list from The Margarillas:

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Buffett Back on the Road in DC

posted August 17th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band hit the road again after a month off, rocking suburban Washington, DC at Jiffy Lube Live.

The set list was largely similar to other Songs From St. Somewhere shows, except for one notable exception: Buffett finished the night with “Nautical Wheelers.” The song was last played on March 30th, 2012 in Tampa.

View the entire set list here.

Jimmy only has a few shows remaining on the 2013 summer schedule. He’ll play two nights in Wantagh, NY this week and then make his usual trek to Alpine Valley in East Troy, WI. You can still get tickets to these shows and the fall shows here.

And don’t forget on Tuesday Jimmy’s new album Songs From St. Somewhere will be released!

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