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2017 Tour Kicks Off in Las Vegas

April 2nd, 2017

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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Buffett Performs at Belly Up San Diego

March 30th, 2017

Jimmy Buffett performed on Tuesday night at the Belly Up in Solano Beach outside of San Diego, California. The show served as a warm up for Buffett’s 2017 tour that kicks off on Saturday in Las Vegas.

The San Diego Union Tribune reviewed the show:

n’t know what tour this is,” Jimmy Buffett said after he walked on stage Tuesday night at the Belly Up Tavern with his band, the Coral Reefers. “But we’re starting here.”

Buffett is, of course, no stranger to San Diego or the intimate Belly Up.

He and his seven-man, two-woman group performed at the same Solana Beach nightclub in 2013. And, back in the early 1980s — before he became an American pop-culture institution for a generation that favors tropical cocktails and attire — he sometimes sat in at the Belly Up with the band Billy & The Beaters.

During that same time period back then, Buffett periodically would sing, unannounced, at such North County nightspots as the Albatross and the Triton (now the Beach House). Richard Davis, his audio engineer for the past quarter-century, used to be the sound mixer at the Belly Up.

After performing a tender version of “Son of a Son of a Sailor,” Buffet said: “It’s a big honor to be doing a musical. I had the thought: ‘If you’re going to do a musical, you should probably do songs people know.’ I’m not giving away secrets, but this is in the show.” With that, be broke into the wistful ballad “Come Monday,” adding the line “at the Belly Up.”

Read the full review.

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Jimmy Buffett Plays Irvine for the Last Time

October 23rd, 2016

Jimmy Buffett played one of the final shows at the Irvine Meadows amphitheater on Saturday night.

Such a time was definitely this weekend when Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band played their 33rd and final show at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.

Buffett and his band have headlined the Orange County venue more often – by far – than anywhere else in Southern California, and the chance to celebrate the singer’s beach-inspired bachanalia brought out a capacity crowd of 16,000. Buffett’s fans, known as Parrotheads, were suitably attired in aloha shirts and other tropical finery.

Near the start of his set, Buffett acknowledged the amphitheater’s impending closure and warned, “We ain’t going quietly.” Throughout the show, which hit staples of his catalog such as “Pencil Thin Mustache,” “Fins,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and, of course, “Margaritaville,” old photos and videos of fans partying in the Irvine Meadows parking lot were shown on the high-definition screen behind the band.

View the set list from the show here.

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Late Summer Tour Leg Swings Through Bangor

August 19th, 2016

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band played a show in Bangor, Maine for the first time on Thursday night.

The Bangor Daily News has a review of the show:

Buffett, who turns 70 this year, played a two-hour-plus set crammed with hits, fan favorites and a few deep cuts from his 27 albums. From radio standards such as “Margaritaville” and “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” to stripped down acoustic versions of songs such as “Delaney Talks to Statues” and the jaunty “Pencil Thin Mustache,” Buffett is the consummate showman.

Though this was the first time Buffett and his 11-piece Coral Reefer Band have played in Bangor, the singer is no stranger to the state — he’s visited many times on his own, and he has had boats built at Hinckley in Southwest Harbor. From the stage, Buffett remarked that he finally got to play a show in Bangor, and that the seafaring culture in Maine fits right in with his beach-friendly music.

“We finally made it!” said Buffett, early on in his set. “I’ve built boats here, I’ve had fun here, and now finally get to come play here in ‘Bangah.’”

More than 15,000 people crowded into the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, with big lines at the gates, at the T-shirt stand and at the frozen margarita booth — a new addition to the venue for 2016, and likely much appreciated by Parrotheads.

Read the full review and see photos from the show at BangorDailyNews.com.

Jimmy makes his annual trek to Mansfield, MA on Saturday and then plays shows next week in Pittsburgh, Wantagh NY, Camden NJ. Buffett will also play shows in September in Omaha, East Troy WI, and Paris.

There’s still time to get tickets to see Jimmy this year. Find tickets now.

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Buffett Back on the Road with Show on Atlantic City Beach

August 14th, 2016

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band are back on the road for the I Don’t Know Tour with a show on Saturday night on the beach in Atlantic City.

Philly.com has a review of the show:

If entertaining Jersey Shore crowds without relying on gambling is key to A.C.’s future success, then who better to kick off such proceedings than the man behind “Margaritaville” and his Parrothead following?

On Saturday afternoon, the deeply tanned, humorous, 69-year-old Buffett, his Coral Reefer Band, and his opening act (onetime Philadelphians G. Love & Special Sauce) sold out the Atlantic City beach for the first concert of its season. Spanning from Missouri Avenue on the Boardwalk to Indiana Avenue and MLK Boulevard, an estimated 20,000 people were in attendance, many of whom seemed to know Buffett’s every lyric and between-song banter.

Read the full article.

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