Jimmy Buffett has finished his first batch of 2015’s Workin’ N’ Playin’ Tour dates. The southern and midwest swing featured shows in Austin, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, St. Louis, and Kansas City.
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Jimmy will kick off another leg of the tour later this month with shows in Bristow VA, Cincinnati, and Chicago. There’s still time to find great seats!
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe in New Orleans will close on June 30th, but reopen later this year or early next year in a new location.
Today Margaritaville New Orleans announced that the restaurant, bar and live music venue will move from their current address at 1104 Decatur Street to a new location on upper Decatur. The new venue is currently in the design stage, with construction scheduled to begin later this year.
“We will always have a presence in the city that gave Jimmy his start. Margaritaville has had an awesome 22 year run on Decatur Street and we are not done yet,” said Bret Brown, Margaritaville’s Director of Domestic Operations. “We have made the decision to vacate our current location on lower Decatur before completion of our new property in the interest of making way for another namesake live music venue, BB Kings, to become the next tenant at the historic Storyville Music Hall location.”
Jimmy Buffett released a new song today entitled “The Ever Elusive Future”! Get it now at iTunes!
Jimmy Buffett was in Houston, Texas on Thursday night for a show at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion as part of the 2015 Workin’ N Playin’ Tour.
Astronaut Terry Virts sent a recorded video message from the International Space Station that was played during the show. Watch it here.
The Houston Chronicle has a review of the show:
Buffett’s latest stop on his “Workin’ and Playin’ 2015″ tour was beamed to the International Space Station, where U.S. astronaut and admitted Parrothead Terry Virts has been spending the past six months doing experiments and racking up frequent flier miles.
Virts appeared on a big screen behind Buffett during the show — urging concert fans to get involved in science and read up on the U.S. space program.
He just happened to be wearing a Houston Astros T-shirt. Even in outer space, he was working the room on Earth.
NASA and Buffett’s tech support crew originally hoped to beam Virts’ appearance live during the concert, but the pesky space station was on the far side of the world. So the astronaut’s hello to Buffett fans and Buffett’s thank you — a replay of the full concert — were done on tape.
Buffett opened the show with “Ragtop Day,” “The Great Filling Station Holdup” and “Off to See the Lizard.” He added, “June is almost here, the days are getting longer and I can see the lawn people rocking!”
Read the full review here.
The 2015 tour continues on Saturday night in Frisco, TX. Get your tickets now for one of Jimmy’s summer shows!
Jimmy Buffett announced a show at Stubb’s BBQ in Austin, Texas just a week ago, and between then and Tuesday the city received historic rainfall that caused widespread flooding. The show went on as scheduled, and Buffett donated the proceeds of the ticket sales to Austin charities for flood relief.
Since Buffett usually plays outdoor sheds of around 15,000, C3 Presents instituted a smart policy for the 2,200-capacity show: Each ticket holder had to pick up at will-call and then immediately enter the venue. As a result, the atmosphere was warm and festive on the Stubb’s lawn, as an all-ages crowd awaited its frivolous and fearless party leader.
Buffett wasted no time getting into his show. He walked on at 8 pm sharp, outfitted casually in a purple T-shirt and the brightest yellow shorts ever worn by man. The yacht rocker’s band barely fit on the Stubb’s stage.
An 11-piece outfit found him flanked by backup singers, a horns section, and seven-time CMA Musician of the Year Mac McAnally as a vocal and guitar foil. The move is a smart one: Buffett has always been more of a songwriter and ringleader than a singer, and the big band helped bring his well-honed odes to escapism into brighter focus.
After opening with hit “License To Chill,” Buffett discussed Monday’s flooding and mentioned that the band had decided to leave the night’s ticket proceeds (likely around $200,000) in the hands of Austin charities to help with flood recovery.
Read the full article here.
Check out the set list from the show here.
Jimmy continues the 2015 Workin’ ‘n Playin’ Tour on Thursday in Houston. He’ll hit Frisco, Atlanta, St. Louis, and Kansas City on this leg of the tour. Get your tickets now!
Jimmy Buffett has added a show in Austin, Texas with just one week’s notice. He’ll play the outdoor stage at Stubb’s BBQ on Tuesday, May 26th.
Tuesday, May 26th 2015
Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 21, at 10 a.m., only through stubbsaustin.com and c3concerts.com.
Strict anti-scalping regulations include a two-ticket limit per customer; buyers must pick up their tickets at will call the night of the show, with photo ID. “Immediate venue entry will be required upon receiving tickets,” the show announcement states. No re-entry will be allowed.
See the full tour schedule.