Review Of Tuesday’s Charlotte Show

April 22nd, 2009

Scott Fowler at the Charlotte Observer has a review of Tuesday night’s Jimmy Buffett show in Charlotte: “Buffett takes Parrotheads to beach”

OK, picture this – a 62-year-old man, slightly chubby, wearing a salmon-colored T-shirt and patterned board shorts. He is barefoot and balding.

Let’s say this man wants you to listen to him for 2½ hours as he tells the story of his life.

Would you do it?

Around 18,000 did so Tuesday night in Charlotte, as tropical troubadour Jimmy Buffett cavorted around the stage at Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre like a kid who just saw the beach for the first time.

Read the entire review here.

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Summerzcool Tour Stops in Charlotte

April 21st, 2009

The Summerzcool tour moved east tonight as Jimmy and the band invaded the Coast of Carolina for the next show on the Summerzcool Tour in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Tonight’s changes started early as “Coconut Telegraph” moved into the second spot, replacing “Stars on the Water.” “A Lot to Drink About” continued to move around, this time landing at the end of the first set. The second set remained basically the same, the only change being “Gypsies in the Palace,” which was inserted into the set instead of “Fruitcakes.” For the encore, “We are the People our Parents Warned us About” was back in, as was “He Went to Paris” as the final song.

View the entire set list here.

Did you attend the show? Share your thoughts on our Discussion Board or post your photos in our Photo Gallery.

The 2009 Summerzcool Tour will continue Thursday night with a show from the Time Warner Cable Pavilion in Raleigh, NC. There’s still time to get your tickets now!

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Jimmy Rocks Charlotte

April 29th, 2008

“Hello Carolina, We’re still here!” started stop number four on the Year Of Still Here Tour in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Returning to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (or the Blockbuster Pavilion as it once was known) for the first time in two years, the first set was almost the same as Frisco, the lone difference being the return of “Tryin’ to Reason with Hurricane Season”, not played since opening night in Houston, in the #8 slot.

The second set was similar as well, however “Why Don’t We Get Drunk” was dropped and “Scarlet Begonias” returned to the set. Jimmy once again told his story of the time the Grateful Dead played 2 nights at the same venue in Charlotte and Jimmy followed them by playing the next night and the following afternoon. Research has indicated that this event took place in 1992, although it was not at the same venue, as the Grateful Dead played the Charlotte Coliseum June 17 and 18 while Jimmy played the Blockbuster Pavilion June 19 and 20.

The first encore again featured “Fins” and the Bob Dylan classic “Rainy Day Women #12 and 35.” But the second encore featured perhaps the biggest surprise of the tour as Jimmy pulled out “God’s Own Drunk” for the first time since Last October in Vegas. This was just the third time in the last eight years it was played and the first time it has closed a show since August 1, 1998 in Bristow, VA.

View the entire set list here.

Did you attend the show? Share your thoughts on our Discussion Board or post your photos in our Photo Gallery.

The 2008 “Year of Still Here” tour will continue Saturday Night with a show at Jazz Fest in New Orleans. Don’t forget that Thursday night “Freddy and the Fishsticks” will be performing at the Margaritaville in New Orleans. Get your tickets now!

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Live From Charlotte Tonight

April 29th, 2008

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band continue their Year Of Still Here Tour tonight with a show from the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Charlotte, North Carolina.

You can listen to the show live through Radio Margaritaville on the web at www.radiomargaritaville.com or on Sirius 31.

The pre-show will begin around 7:30 pm EDT and Jimmy will take the stage shortly after 8 pm EDT.

Follow along with the set list and chat with other parrot heads during the show on our Discussion Board.

Other shows this week: Thursday, May 1st – Margaritaville Cafe, New Orleans; and Saturday, May 3rd – New Orleans Jazz Fest, New Orleans (Get Tickets).

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