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Houston Treated to This One’s For You Tour

posted May 29th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band took the This One’s For You Tour to Houston, Texas on Thursday night for a show at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

The show was the second to be broadcast live on Margaritaville TV.

Colombian singer Fanny Lu was a special guest at the show, joining Buffett on “I Want to Go Back to Cartagena,” as well as a couple other songs.

View the full set list here.

Jimmy keeps the tour in Texas for the end of the week. He’ll play a show in Austin on Saturday. Get tickets to this show or any other This One’s For You show here.

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Buffett Hits Atlanta Venue for First Time in 27 Years

posted May 28th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

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Jimmy Buffett played the second show of his This One’s For You Tour on Tuesday night at the Chastain Park Amphitheater in Atlanta, a venue he hadn’t played at in 27 years.

View the set list from the show here.

AccessAtlanta has a review of the show: “Jimmy Buffett douses fans with familiar songs, Atlanta tales”

“Why the hell not?” was Buffett’s reasoning for returning to Chastain after nearly three decades, and the same could be said about those who shelled out more than $250 for the best seats in the amphitheater. For many, a Buffett show is an annual ritual, and if foot-tapping along to the jaunty “Volcano” and the clip-clopping “One Particular Harbour” makes them happy…so be it.

While Buffett’s extensive chatting between songs was endearing to a point – and he customized his banter to Atlanta-specific tales – it also led to an even-keeled energy level that never escalated because of the continued pauses.

His introduction to the still-lovely “Come Monday” included a story about when, in his fledgling years, he performed a show at The Bistro on West Peachtree Street and “no one actually came.”

The tour continues Thursday night in Houston. Get tickets now!

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Songs From St. Somewhere Tour Ends in West Palm Beach

posted April 27th, 2014 at 9:20 am

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The Songs From St. Somewhere Tour wrapped up in West Palm Beach, Florida on Saturday night, almost a year to the day that it began.

Check out the set list from the show here. Jonathan Edwards and his daughter Grace were special guests. Buffett and Edwards performed “Sunshine” together and then joined Grace as she sang “Imagine One Day” during the encore. Buffett ended the show with Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry.”

The This One’s For You Tour kicks off on Saturday, May 24th in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The first leg will see shows in Atlanta, Houston, and Austin.

View the full tour schedule and get tickets here.

Virginia Beach will also see the debut of Margaritaville TV, which will reportedly broadcast concerts live!

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Buffett Performs in Tampa

posted April 20th, 2014 at 8:06 am

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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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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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