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Buffett Says He’s “Healing Up Fine”

October 7th, 2022


In a video posted today, Jimmy Buffett gives an update on his health:

Thanks to all who were worried about me. I am healing up fine and will take the rest of the year off to get in form for next year, but I am more concerned about how all my friends from The Keys to Nova Scotia are doing in the wake of the storms. We, of course, will be helping out when and where we can, and try and reason with hurrican season once again. Fins up! -JB


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Jimmy Buffett Cancels Remainder of 2022 Tour

September 27th, 2022


Due to “health issues and a brief hospitalization,” Jimmy Buffett will not be performing in concert for the remainder of this year.

A statement released today says that “Jimmy will need to refrain from touring for the rest of the year. On doctor’s orders, he must take this time to recuperate and heal. Jimmy looks forward to getting back on stage next year.”

Buffett will turn 76 years old in December.

The following concerts will be rescheduled from 2022 to 2023:

10/8 – MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV – Rescheduled for 3/4/23
10/15 – MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV – Rescheduled for 3/11/23
10/22 – Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego, CA – 2023 Date To Be Announced

Unfortunately the following dates were unable to be rescheduled and will no longer be happening:

10/10 – Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
10/12 – Ford Idaho Center, Nampa, ID

Fans with tickets to the rescheduled dates are encouraged to hold on to your tickets, as they will be honored at the rescheduled dates in the 2023. For refund information for the MGM Grand Garden Arena shows, please refer to the details below.

For cancelled shows, your tickets will be refunded.

For MGM Grand Arena:
Tickets will be honored for the new date. Simply arrive at the venue at the new date and time and use your tickets to enter. If you are unable to make the rescheduled date, there are many options. For many events you can sell tickets to another fan or transfer tickets to a friend. To see if resale and transfer are available, sign into your account and check for a Sell or Transfer button on your event. Prefer a refund? You will have thirty days to request a refund from your point of purchase. If you bought from AXS online or via phone, sign into your account to see if your order qualifies for a refund.

For Vivint Smart Arena:
If you purchased tickets from Ticketmaster, refunds will be automatically processed to the original method of payment used at time of purchase. No further action by you is required.

For Ford Idaho Center:
The box office will automatically process refunds for the cancelled concert
o For credit card purchases through www.fordidahocenter.com, automatic refunds will be processed back to the original card.
o For cash purchases, please email info.fordidahocenter@spectraxp.com with your order number.
 Please include mailing address & name
 Checks will be sent out within 2 weeks for cash purchases

For Snapdragon Stadium:
Hang on to your tickets, as they will be honored at the rescheduled date (TBA). Ticketmaster will email you as soon as the status of your event changes or the new date is announced.


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Happy Birthday to Jimmy Buffett!

December 25th, 2021


BuffettWorld would like to wish Jimmy Buffett a happy 75th birthday today!

Born December 25th, 1946 to James Delaney Buffett and Mary Loraine, Jimmy shares his birthday with Humphrey Bogart, Sir Isaac Newton, Barbara Mandrell, Sissy Spacek, Annie Lennox, Justin Trudeau, Karl Rove, and Jesus Christ.

Jimmy wrote this about his birthday and Christmas for his 1996 album Christmas Island:

For those of you who didn’t know, I was born on Christmas Day 1946, the day W.C. Fields died. I think this only goes to prove that God does have a sense of humor, but being born on Christmas was rough going at first. The most obvious scam was to try and double up on presents. “Here’s your Birthday and Christmas present.” I even knew at that young tender age that a scam was in progress and it did not sit well with me. More importantly, it did not sit well with my mother, who made it known, in no uncertain terms to the aunts, uncles and cousins of the Buffett clan strung out along the Gulf coast, that she expected two presents for her bouncing baby boy-one for his birthday and one for Christmas. On the whole it worked quite well, though there were a few Scrooge like occurrences where I would get socks for my birthday and a tie for Christmas. This probably is the reason I never have liked to wear either since.

Happy birthday Jimmy and Happy Holidays to all!


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Happy Birthday Jimmy Buffett!

December 25th, 2020


BuffettWorld would like to wish Jimmy Buffett a happy 74th birthday today!

Jimmy wrote this about his birthday and Christmas for his 1996 album Christmas Island:

For those of you who didn’t know, I was born on Christmas Day 1946, the day W.C. Fields died. I think this only goes to prove that God does have a sense of humor, but being born on Christmas was rough going at first. The most obvious scam was to try and double up on presents. “Here’s your Birthday and Christmas present.” I even knew at that young tender age that a scam was in progress and it did not sit well with me. More importantly, it did not sit well with my mother, who made it known, in no uncertain terms to the aunts, uncles and cousins of the Buffett clan strung out along the Gulf coast, that she expected two presents for her bouncing baby boy-one for his birthday and one for Christmas. On the whole it worked quite well, though there were a few Scrooge like occurrences where I would get socks for my birthday and a tie for Christmas. This probably is the reason I never have liked to wear either since.

Born December 25th, 1946 to James Delaney Buffett and Mary Loraine, Jimmy shares his birthday with Humphrey Bogart, Sir Isaac Newton, Barbara Mandrell, Sissy Spacek, Annie Lennox, Justin Trudeau, Karl Rove, and Jesus Christ.

Happy birthday Jimmy and Merry Christmas everyone!


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Jerry Jeff Walker Passes Away from Cancer

October 25th, 2020


The man who introduced Jimmy Buffett to Key West has passed away after a battle with throat cancer. Jerry Jeff Walker, most famous for the song “Mr. Bojangles,” was 78.

The Margaritaville Key West website details Buffett and Walker’s venture to Key West:

Jimmy Buffett arrived in Key West in November 1971 with singer and songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker (already famous for “Mr. Bojangles”) and Teresa “Murphy” Clark. Jerry Jeff, Murphy and her young son, Justin, had offered Jimmy refuge in their open-air Coconut Grove home after Jimmy fled Nashville’s weather and business climate.

His marriage to his hometown sweetheart had ended, and he’d failed to find many open doors in the Music City. The record industry didn’t understand the young man’s style, motivation or lyrics. Murphy and Jerry Jeff wanted to deliver some happiness to dispel Jimmy’s gloom and sense of loss. After a week or two of Florida-orientation, they piled into “Flying Lady,” Jerry Jeff’s elegant silver and maroon ’47 Packard sedan, for a drive southward. Jimmy Buffett had never before seen the Florida Keys. Key West was an outpost over 100 miles from our mainland – closer to Cuba than to Florida – a place of fascinating history and charm, dependent upon the ocean for much of its income yet subject to the whims of weather and the perils of change. Jimmy’s discovery of the island meant everything to the man.

It changed his life and countless other lives in turn. As time passes, that quick November 1971 jaunt to the Keys means more and more to the island, the state of Florida, and the national culture.

Jimmy posted a tribute on social media:

Read more about Jerry Jeff Walker’s life here.


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