Savannah Jane Buffett was at Jazz Fest this weekend, interviewing acts for AXS TV and on Sunday she talked with her dad, Jimmy!
JB starts out the interview saying to Savannah “you’ve got a job! This is so great!” The two then talked about how they’ve been coming to Jazz Fest for years and it’s really become a family affair. They also reminisced about Ed Bradley and how much he loved coming there.
Jimmy also said he’s on his way south to Rio and New Orleans was on the way from Dallas.
After high winds and cold temperatures forced him to postpone his Austin show for a day, Jimmy Buffett took the stage at the brand new Tower Amphitheater on Friday night for the first of two shows in the state of Texas in a 24 hour span.
View the set list for the Austin show here. The set list changed a little from the previous Songs From St Somewhere shows. Buffett dropped both “Useless and Important Information” and “Oldest Surfer on the Beach.” “Pencil Thin Mustache,” “Knees of My Heart,” and “Tryin’ to Reason With Hurricane Season” made their first appearances of the tour.
Buffett has a quick turnaround. He’ll play Frisco, Texas tonight. You can listen to the show live on Radio Margaritaville.
After the Frisco show, Buffett is off for over a month, except for the Boston benefit show on May 30th. The next tour show is June 22nd in Mansfield, MA.
Jimmy Buffett will perform later this month at a star-studded benefit show for the victims of the Boston bombings.
A burly line up of bands will play a “Boston Strong” benefit concert at the TD Garden on May 30th – with all funds going to help those most affected by the tragic events of April 15.
Beantown faves like Aerosmith, the J. Geils Band, New Kids on the Block, Extreme, and the band Boston will be joined by a host of American stars, like Carole King, James Taylor, Jason Aldean, Jimmy Buffett, and Godsmack, along with comics Dane Cook and Steven Wright.
The show – titled “Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration” – will take place at Boston’s TD Garden on May 30. Tickets go on sale Monday May 6 at 10 a.m. though Tickemaster.com. They’re priced between $35 and $285.
All monies will go to The One Fund Boston, set up by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.
“Like so many other proud Bostonians who have been extremely generous, we are honored to step up and do our part to help the victims and their families,” said Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block. “Hopefully this event will not only raise money, but spirits as well.”
“The One Fund event at the Garden this May 30th is destined to be a true Boston landmark,” said James Taylor. “ From the promoters to the sound & lights, to the performers and the Garden staff; everyone involved has responded from the heart in a spontaneous and simultaneous desire to be there, and to do what we can for the city we love. I am honored to be a part of it, and … I can’t wait.”
More artists will be added to the bill and announced soon.
Tonight’s Jimmy Buffett show in Austin, Texas has been postponed due to weather:
Officials with Circuit of The Americas and Live Nation today announced today that the Jimmy Buffett “Songs From St. Somewhere” Tour, scheduled to stop in Austin at the Circuit’s Austin360 Amphitheater tonight, May 2, has been postponed by 24 hours until tomorrow, Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m. due to weather conditions currently affecting the Central Texas region.
All tickets and pre-paid parking passes for the May 2 show will be honored for the rescheduled concert tomorrow night. Additionally, “Parrotheads” who arrived early at Circuit of The Americas to camp and tail-gate prior to the show, can remain at their respective campsites for Thursday night (May 2) and Friday night (May 3) at no additional charge.
“We are honored to have Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band and Jackson Browne and his Band at our new world-class amphitheater, and we want the dedicated fans who travelled from all over the country to see this special performance to have an enjoyable evening,” Circuit President Steve Sexton said. “We regret any inconvenience this has caused our patrons, and we will work to ensure our guests camping at Circuit of The Americas are as comfortable as possible.”
Parking lots for Friday’s rescheduled show will open at 9 a.m. CDT. The Circuit’s Grand Plaza pre-party will begin at 5 p.m. For more information about the event, including lists of the items allowed or not permitted inside the amphitheater, visit www.austin360amphitheater.com.
Update – a message from Jimmy about the postponement:
“Well, rule two of the road has reared it’s ugly face after a great start to the St. Somewhere Tour in Nashville and Atlanta. That rule is “Never forget it can go to hell at any moment.” That occurred today about noon, when I was having lunch and getting ready to go to work, when I got a call from my tour manager at the gig saying we had major wind problems. Wind gusts at the venue were too strong for us put up our circus tent and all the toys that go inside. Add to that a wind chill factor of below 40 at showtime. It certainly wasn’t going to be comfortable for anybody but more importantly the safety of my crew, band and fans was an issue. So I made the decision to postpone.
This is not the first time we have had to postpone a show. There was the flood in California, the hurricane in the Gulf and now the windstorm in Texas. Rock n roll has never been predictable. I guess in forty years of doing it I have learned to roll with the punches and have wonderful fans who have been affected by things like this before. To those folks who can not stay until tomorrow night, I apologize for any inconvenience and will certainly refund your money if you can’t make it. But, to those who can stay, the big top will go up and we will turn Austin into St. Somewhere tomorrow night at 8pm. Some folks might called that island time.
In the meantime, Mac and I are going to the local station in Austin that is co-sponsoring the show and play for an hour live. It will be replayed at 8pm Central on Radio Margaritaville along with a selection of Jackson Browne’s great tunes. I am very excited to be playing with Jackson again. He is one of the great war baby songwriters of our generation and a good friend. That’s about it from Austin. I will keep you posted.