Northwest Arkansas, Tuscaloosa, and Orange Beach Tour Dates Added

July 15th, 2021

Jimmy Buffett has added three tour dates in September to his 2021 Life on the Flip Side Tour:

Rogers, AR
Tuesday, September 14th, 2021
Walmart AMP

Tuscaloosa, AL
Thursday, September 16th, 2021
Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

Orange Beach, AL
Sunday, September 19th, 2021
The Wharf Amphitheater

Tickets for these three shows will go on sale Friday, July 23rd at 10am local time through Ticketmaster | Ticketnetwork.

View all of the currently scheduled 2021 and 2022 tour dates here.

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Buffett Plays First Full-Scale Show Since Start of Pandemic

July 7th, 2021

Jimmy Buffett was in Nashville on Tuesday night for the first of three shows in Music City. It was the first full-scale show for Buffett and the Coral Reefers since the pandemic began.

Buffett encouraged fans to get the vaccine, saying that was the reason that everyone was able to gather last night for the show:

“But we made it here, and I just have to thank people like this band, this crew, first responders, healthcare workers (and) the mRNA researchers who made the vaccine, and made it possible for us to play for you tonight. Get that vaccine. That’s what happened. Fun is back in the world because of that.”

The Tennessean has a review of the show: Jimmy Buffett: ‘Fun is back’ at one of Nashville’s first big post-pandemic concerts

For the last 50 years, a ticket to a Jimmy Buffett concert has served as an invitation to kick back and cut loose. But on Tuesday, the “Parrotheads” of Nashville were ready to do so like never before.

The laidback rocker kicked off his “Life On The Flip Side” tour at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater Tuesday night, in the first of three shows he’ll play at the venue this month.

But it was also one of the first large-scale concerts Music City has seen in a year and a half, as the nation bounces back from a pandemic that put the live music business on hold.

“We are back to work!” Buffett exclaimed after opening with the new “Down at the Lah De Dah.”

Jimmy Buffett performs at Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, July 6, 2021.
While always an affable presence on stage, Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band seemed downright giddy to get back to business.

“Walking on this stage — I’ve got to be honest with you. I’ve done this a long time, but that felt as good as anything I’ve ever (expletive) done.”

Read more and see photos from the show at The Tennessean.

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Watch Buffett’s New Rendition of “This Land is Your Land”

July 5th, 2021

Jimmy Buffett performed a special version of “This Land is Your Land” on PBS last night:

Jimmy Buffett put a tropical spin on the United States’ most famous folk song during A Capitol Fourth.

During Sunday (July 4) evening’s broadcast on PBS, the multi-platinum selling music legend gave the world premiere of his new version of Woody Guthrie’s 1944 anthem, “This Land Is Your Land,” which was ukulele-infused.

The iconic singer’s pre-taped performance was filmed poolside in Southern California overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Buffett’s performance also incorporated clips of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Grand Canyon, Statue Of Liberty and more.

“I have always been a big admirer of Woody Guthrie’s, his simple songs and poignant lyrics,” Buffett previously said. “They were some of the first songs I learned to play. I have been lucky enough to travel this land and think it is the best song that encapsulates what America means and is.”

Read the full article here.

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Buffett to Perform Special Rendition of “This Land is Your Land” on Capitol Fourth

June 30th, 2021

The 41st annual A Capitol Fourth broadcast will feature Jimmy Buffett performing a special rendition of the Woody Guthrie classic “This Land is Your Land”

This July 4, PBS’ A CAPITOL FOURTH, America’s Independence Day celebration, will feature the world premiere of multi-platinum selling music legend Jimmy Buffett’s inspired version of the Americana classic, “This Land is Your Land.” Taped in Southern California overlooking the Pacific Ocean, interwoven with iconic scenes from across the country including the Golden Gate Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and the Grand Canyon, the performance also features Coral Reefer band members Mike Utley on keys and Robert Greenidge on steel drums. Originally written in 1940 by folk singer Woody Guthrie, “This Land is Your Land” was not recorded until April, 1944 in New York when Guthrie was on shore leave from the Merchant Marines. In 2002, it became one of 50 recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry. Buffett previously performed on the 2018 edition of A CAPITOL FOURTH with the Broadway cast of the musical Escape To Margaritaville.

“I have always been a big admirer of Woody Guthrie’s…his simple songs and poignant lyrics,” Buffett remarked. “They were some of the first songs I learned to play. I have been lucky enough to travel this land, and think it is the best song that encapsulates what America means and is.”

You can watch A Capitol Fourth on PBS Sunday, July 4, 2021 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET. The program can also be heard in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide, and will be streaming on Facebook, YouTube and www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth and available as Video on Demand for a limited time only, July 4 to July 18, 2021.

Read more at Yahoo!

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Buffett to Play New Orleans Jazz Fest

June 25th, 2021

Jimmy Buffett will head back to New Orleans in October to perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

The show will take place October 8th – 17th. It was originally scheduled for its usual April-May period but was moved to October due to the pandemic.

Other acts performing at the show include Dead & Company, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, and more.

See the full lineup and get tickets at nojazzfest.com

Buffett last played Jazz Fest in 2019. See the set list from that show here.

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