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Buffett and The Eagles Will Reportedly Pair Up in 2018

posted November 15th, 2017 at 10:27 am

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by Josh Martin

In an interview with Bestclassicbands.com, The Eagles manager Irving Azoff said that the iconic band and Jimmy Buffett will pair up to play stadium shows next year:

After a warm reception to an Eagles reunion without the late Glenn Frey, a set of stadium dates is being planned for summer of 2018, pairing the best-selling band with party troubadour Jimmy Buffett.

“One word answer? Yes,” the band’s longtime manager, Irving Azoff, told Best Classic Bands. Coors Field in Denver will be one destination, Azoff said, with “an Eagles/Buffett celebration up in the mountains there. We’re just talking about a handful” of stadium dates featuring the two classic artists.

Azoff declined to comment about a possible Eagles tour following the stadium dates, noting that the band is still in flux after the untimely death of co-founder Frey. Vince Gill and Frey’s son Deacon have stepped in to handle Frey’s vocals and guitar work to great acclaim. While live dates are planned, any studio recordings are unlikely.

Jimmy Buffett opened for The Eagles in the 1970’s:

“Only a few people really know how significant Glenn, Don, Irving and the Eagles were to my rise through the ranks of bands trying to achieve just a sliver of the success that they had achieved,” Jimmy said. “After that first night, Glenn and I went on to become close friends, songwriting collaborators and neighbors in Aspen. He and Don were instrumental in getting Irving Azoff to become my manager, and eventually open for the Eagles on the Hotel California tour of America, which was the rocket ship we rode to eventually becoming a headliner.”

Buffett also gave the speech at The Eagles induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:




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Key West Amphitheater May Bear Buffett’s Name

posted August 22nd, 2017 at 7:53 am

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by Josh Martin

As we reported last month, Jimmy Buffett may perform at an amphitheater in Key West early next year. And Buffett let slip that he they may name the venue after him:

Buffett Although City of Key West officials say no agreement is in place, Jimmy Buffett let slip last week that the amphitheater at Truman Waterfront Park may soon bear his name. “I’m going to have some big news in the world of naming amphitheaters like next week,” Buffett said.




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Buffett Performs at Bluesfest in Australia

posted April 15th, 2017 at 8:42 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett performed at the Byron Bay Bluesfest in Australia on Friday night. It was his first show in Australia since his stage fall in 2011.

In an Instagram post, Buffett said “Fins up Australia. That was an amazing night – thank you for having us! AN amazing night.”

Send us the set list if you’ve got it!

Buffett will stay in the southern hemisphere, playing a show in New Zealand on Tuesday.


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2017 Tour Kicks Off in Las Vegas

posted April 2nd, 2017 at 1:21 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band played the first full show of the 2017 I Don’t Know Tour on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM Grand.

You can view the set list from the show. A couple of the rare songs played included Ringling, Ringling and This Hotel Room.

Buffett now heads Down Under for shows in Australia and New Zealand before returning to the United States in May.

You can still get tickets to see Jimmy this summer. Check out all of the tour dates currently scheduled.


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Insightful ‘Stars and Stripes’ Interview with Buffett

posted November 1st, 2016 at 10:09 am

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by Josh Martin

Stars and Stripes has a great interview with Jimmy Buffett that they conducted backstage at Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan.

On why he came to play the free shows:

We’ve been doing shows around the world for quite a while and it was kind of a unique situation. My friend Caroline Kennedy, when she became [United States ambassador to Japan], she’s kind of a force of nature, so she got out here and she said, “You need to come while I’m here and do this.” And I’d never been to Japan.

Also, I have a lot of great friends in the Navy. You join the Navy and see the world, you can join this band and see the world — and it’s a great thrill to let people see a show that normally wouldn’t be able to get to one.

We have a lot of fans here, and I didn’t realize that. I thought when we came to Okinawa there’d be a couple hundred people. We had 11,000 people. We opened it up not just to the Navy, we opened it up to the town, too. I think everybody’s appreciative of that.

On his military connections:

I come from a family of sailors. My dad was a flyer in WWII. The rest of them, my grandfather and all my uncles, were in the Navy. At one point I came close to becoming a naval aviator, but then the guitar came along. So I think I kind of maneuvered it with friends that I had, and I was lucky enough to meet some very cool people. In the ‘80s I wound up trading shows for [catapult] shots basically. So I’ve been off the boat in a [F-14 Tomcat] and in an A-4 [Skyhawk].

Two of my best friends and roommates in college were naval aviators. I always stay in touch with them; they live in San Diego now. I’m still a pilot. I fly a Falcon 900LX and a [Cessna] Caravan seaplane. Landing in the East River [New York] is really fun.

On seeing Japan:

This sparked my interest to come back. I have a little place in Hawaii, and I’ll be in Australia in March. I’d like to come snowboarding [in Japan] and I’d like to see the countryside. There were nice waves in Okinawa … I might go back there. It would be certainly worth coming back.

In the works:

I have a travel book — it started about two to three years ago when I went to China. I’m working on that, and hopefully I’ll try to finish that up this year. And then we have the play, the “Margaritaville” musical, which has been an ongoing thing we’ve been working on for six years. It’s actually opening in La Jolla [Calif.] in April. We’ll do it there and then take it on the road, and in about a year we’ll go to Broadway with it. But it’s fun because it’s little more diverse. I should go back and do an album soon — when it comes to me I’ll go. It’s been fun for me to do some other things.

Be sure to read the full article.


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Buffett to Play The Today Show

posted July 1st, 2016 at 3:43 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform on The Today Show later this month as part of the Citi Concert Series.

Details:

Date: July 29
Hashtag: #JimmyBuffettTODAY

Fan Passes: Sign up for the Citi Concert Series on TODAY newsletter — we’ll email you when registration opens.
See the full Citi Concert Series on TODAY summer lineup here.

Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis on the TODAY plaza, located at 48th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues in New York City.

To get the best spot, fans should try to arrive by 5 a.m. Generally, concerts happen rain or shine.



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