1980 started with a bang as Jimmy opened for The Eagles yet again for a few shows in late January. These few shows would mark the last time Jimmy opened for the Eagles as they famously broke-up after their summer tour. The Volcano Tour ’80 began in March and immediately Jimmy was facing inclement weather including getting snowed in in Indianapolis early in the tour. Jimmy expressed his thoughts on this during the WNEW broadcast of the March 14 show at the Palladium in New York. This was the first radio broadcast since the Dr. Pepper Music Festival back in ’77 also in New York. Even without a new album ready Jimmy still set out on a summer tour in late June. The tour included a satellite broadcast from Minneapolis on July 4th which featured a few new songs, “Incommunicado” and “Growing Older But Not Up.” Both were featured throughout the summer tour. The fall brought a acoustic tour w/Greg “Fingers” Taylor called “The Hot Dog and Road Map Tour” which saw Jimmy play the normal college campuses and small theatre’s. Check out all the dates we’ve uncovered for 1980 below!

1980 Coral Reefer Band:
Jimmy Buffett – Vocals, Guitar
Barry Chance – Guitar
Harry Dailey – Bass, Background Vocals
Michael Utley – Keyboards
Deborah McColl – Background Vocals
M.L. Benoit – Percussion

Greg “Fingers” Taylor – Harmonica, Background Vocals
Andy McMahon – Organ
Sammy Creason – Drums
Matt Betton – Drums (Summer Tour)
Josh Leo – Guitar (Summer Tour)

1980 Volcano Tour ’80 Tour Dates:

Date Location Venue Additional Info
01.24.80 Jackson, MS Mississippi Coliseum Opened for The Eagles
01.26.80 Tampa, FL Tampa Stadium Opened for The Eagles
01.27.80 Gainesville, FL Florida Field Opened for The Eagles
02.18.80 New Orleans, LA Superdome Popeye’s Mardi Gras Extravaganza
02.29.80 Charlottesville, VA University of Virginia University Hall
03.02.80 Knoxville, TN Stokely Athletic Center Tim Krekel Opened
03.04.80 Mobile, AL Municipal Auditorium Hurricane Frederic Benefit
03.05.80 Florence, AL Flowers Hall J.D. Souther Opened
03.06.80 Columbia, SC Carolina Coliseum J.D. Souther Opened
03.07.80 Asheville, NC Asheville Civic Center J.D. Souther Opened
03.08.80 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Coliseum J.D. Souther Opened
03.09.80 Raleigh, NC Reynolds Coliseum J.D. Souther Opened
03.11.80 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena J.D. Souther Opened
03.12.80 Oxford, OH Millett Hall J.D. Souther Opened
03.14.80 New York, NY The Palladium View Set List
03.15.80 Northfolk, VA The Scope J.D. Souther Opened
03.16.80 Harrisonburg, VA JMU Godwin Hall J.D. Souther Opened
03.17.80 Richmond, VA Robins Center Main Arena J.D. Souther Opened
03.18.80 Annapolis, MD U.S. Naval Academy J.D. Souther Opened
03.19.80 Boston, MA Boston Music Hall View Set List
03.21.80 Richfield, OH Coliseum Theatre J.D. Souther Opened
03.22.80 Ann Arbor, MI Hill Auditorium J.D. Souther Opened
03.23.80 West Lafayette, IN Elliott Hall of Music J.D. Souther Opened
03.25.80 Memphis, TN Mid-South Coliseum View Set List
03.26.80 Dallas, TX Dallas Convention Center Arena View Set List
03.27.80 Houston, TX The Summit J.D. Souther Opened
03.28.80 Norman, OK University of Oklahoma
03.29.80 Austin, TX UT Special Events Center J.D. Souther Opened
04.01.80 Omaha, NE Omaha Arena Cancelled

1980 Summer Tour Dates:

Date Location Venue Additional Info
06.07.80 Aspen, CO Unknown Theatre Solo Acoustic Benefit
06.20.80 Phoenix, AZ Compton Terrace Liv Taylor Opened
06.21.80 San Diego, CA SDSU Open Air Theatre Liv Taylor Opened
06.22.80 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre Liv Taylor Opened
06.25.80 Los Angeles, CA Universal Amphitheatre Liv Taylor Opened
06.26.80 Los Angeles, CA Universal Amphitheatre Liv Taylor Opened
06.27.80 Los Angeles, CA Universal Amphitheatre View Set List
06.28.80 Los Angeles, CA Universal Amphitheatre Liv Taylor Opened
07.01.80 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre Liv Taylor Opened
07.02.80 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre Liv Taylor Opened
07.03.80 Cedar Rapids, IA Five Seasons Center Liv Taylor Opened
07.04.80 Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis Auditorium View Set List
07.05.80 Hoffman Estates, IL Poplar Creek Music Theatre Liv Taylor Opened
07.07.80 Holmdel, NJ Garden State Arts Center Liv Taylor Opened
07.08.80 Boston, MA Tanglewood Amphitheatre Liv Taylor Opened
07.10.80 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion Liv Taylor Opened
07.11.80 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion Liv Taylor Opened
07.12.80 Charlotte, NC Carowinds Pavilion View Set List
07.13.80 Doswell, VA King’s Dominion Robin Thompson band Opened
07.15.80 Myrtle Beach, SC Myrtle Beach Convention Center Alabama Opened

1980 Hot Dog and Road Map Tour Dates:

Date Location Venue Additional Info
09.19.80 Nashville, TN Exit/In Grand Re-Opening None
09.20.80 Nashville, TN Exit/In Grand Re-Opening None
09.27.80 Atlanta, GA The Fabulous Fox Theatre View Set List
10.24.80 Cullowhee, NC Reid Gym None
10.27.80 Greenwood, SC Greenwood Civic Center None
10.28.80 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre None
10.29.80 Jacksonville, FL Municipal Auditorium None
10.31.80 Hattiesburg, MS Reed Green Coliseum None
11.02.80 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry House None
11.04.80 East Lansing, MI MSU Auditorium None
11.05.80 Merrillville, IN Holiday Star Theatre None
11.07.80 Columbus, OH OSU-Mershon Auditorium None
11.08.80 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre None
11.09.80 Grand Rapids, MI Civic Auditorium None