Buffett Opens Tour at Minute Maid Park

April 21st, 2007

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band kicked off the 2007 Bama Breeze Tour on Saturday night with a show from Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, the home of the Houston Astros.

Robert Earl Keen opened for Buffett, then Jimmy opened his set with the Willie Nelson classic “On The Road Again.” Other notable songs in the set list included Cinco de Mayo in Memphis, Ballad of Spider John, Reggabilly Hill, and Northeast Texas Women.

View the entire set list here, along with Bamafan’s show notes.

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UpdateRadio Margaritaville had technical difficulties at the end of the show. “Tonight I Just Need My Guitar” and “In My Room” were not aired due to a local power loss backstage. They are working on re-airing the lost songs in the near future.

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Article on the upcoming Houston show

April 19th, 2007

The Houston Chronicle has an article on what it took to get Buffett to come to Minute Maid Park for a show.

Jimmy Buffett’s concert Saturday night at Minute Maid Park took six months to negotiate, but the ball really started rolling three years ago when the Houston Astros hired Jay Lucas to run their communications department.

Astros president of business operations Pam Gardner “mentioned that the team was interested in getting a show or two at Minute Maid,” Lucas said. “The first person I thought of was Jimmy Buffett. He hadn’t played Houston in a long time. When you check out the way he packs concerts all over the country, I figured if you’re looking for someone to play here, he’s the one.”

Lucas called Buffett’s management and said, “We’d like to have Jimmy play Minute Maid Park. What do we have to do to get him here?”

…While Buffett had played several baseball stadiums in the past, including Wrigley Field in Chicago and Fenway Park in Boston, he was not looking to do a baseball stadium this year.

This article is a great read, especially for those of you who will be attending the show. Read the entire article.

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