New Jimmy Buffett Tour Dates Added

May 22nd, 2009

After taking a few Fall dates down recently, Jimmy Buffett just added four more:

London, England
Shepherds Bush Empire

Paris, France
La Cigale

Orlando, FL
Amway Arena

Charlottesville, VA
John Paul Jones Arena

The Toronto (11/19), Uncasville (11/21), and New York City (11/24) shows that were previously taken down have been put back up. Still absent from the dates though are the San Diego, Seattle, and two Vegas shows in October that were recently taken down.

No word yet on when tickets will go on sale.

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Vote For Your Favorite Caption

September 28th, 2008

Last week we showed you the below picture of Jimmy Buffett and asked you to provide your own caption for it. We compiled five of our favorites and we now want you to vote on the one that is your favorite:

photo by Guillaume Desjardins/IHT

Got a Buffett-related photo that you think would be good for a Caption Contest? E-Mail it to Josh. Also check out our daily caption contests with non-Buffett-related pictures on our Forum.

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Globespotters Interviews Buffett in Paris

September 24th, 2008

Matt Luna of the International Herald Tribune’s Globespotters spent some time with Jimmy Buffett while he was biking around Paris last week. He asked several reader-submitted questions, which we made you aware of last week.

Globespotters also has an audio/photo slideshow with pics of Buffett biking around Paris and audio of him describing his travel around Paris on a rental bike. Check it out here.

Here are some excerpts from the interview:

Pete Farmer from Kilbirnie, Scotland, wanted to know if Buffett had any plans to appear in the U.K. And Debbie, who lists the U.S.A. as her place of residence, asked about plans for any other shows outside the U.S.

“Yes, maybe next year. We have been thinking about it,” said Buffett. “Next year it could be a ‘He Went to Paris’ and a ‘He Went to London’.”

Buffett added that he has played in Hong Kong and Singapore, and is now “taking the guitar around like I used to do.”

“Next year I would like to go back to Asia, and maybe up to countries like Norway and Finland,” he said, adding that travel is “rewarding in the fact that I’m always looking for stories.” He said performing while traveling puts a different take on the experience.


Annie from Maryland asked if Buffett had an “unfulfilled dream of adventure, like climbing Mt. Everest or going into space.” Buffett answered, “I’d go to outer space. I would like to ride on the shuttle, and I’m trying to stay in good shape to be the next old fart in space, after John Glenn.” He added that he would it be more fun to stow away on the shuttle but “that’s not possible.”


Rayden, from Gold Coast, Australia and Billy from Melbourne wanted to know if Buffett planned to play concerts in Australia. “I am looking at it for early next year. Have not been there in almost 20 years, an am looking to get back. Stay tuned.”


Steve Adams from North Carolina asked, “What do you think of the upcoming election? Whom do you plan on voting for?”

Buffett stressed his support for the candidacy of Senator Barack Obama several times during the conversation with Globespotters. Keep an eye out, and you just might see a Buffett appearance in support of the candidate.


Ronnie Creger from Forest, Virginia, wanted to know what Buffett thought of Kenny Chesney “pushing his fans to act like Buffett fans at his shows, with tailgating and beach themes. ”

“Imitation is the best form of flattery,” Buffett said with a slight grin.

Read the entire interview at Globespotters now.

(hat tip to Peter for passing this along)

Tagged in Concerts, Parrotheads, Personal/Family, Photos, Politics

Buffett Performs Two Shows in Paris

September 22nd, 2008

Jimmy Buffett played two shows at the New Morning Club in Paris, France over the weekend. It’s the second year in a row that Buffett has played at the venue. Rolling Stone has an article on the shows:

Over the weekend, Jimmy Buffett helped kick off fashion week in Paris by bringing the Parrothead nation — decked out in grass skirts, coconut bras, Hawaiian shirts and goofy homemade hats — to the city of lights for two shows at the legendary New Morning jazz club. Loyal fans flew in from all over the world for the pair of intimate gigs that reminded Buffett of the “days when this was as large a crowd as we would see.”

Buffett described how he first came to Paris:

Buffett first came to Paris 34 years ago, at the behest of some friends in Key West, Florida, that were working on a film with a French production team. “Paris had been on my song line since I was a kid reading Fitzgerald, Gertrud Stein and Hemingway — I just had to figure out a way to get there,” he says. The movie needed a soundtrack and Buffett wound up spending the summer living in a castle an hour outside of Paris, “learning the language and the bohemian lifestyle.” He has been coming back regularly ever since.

View the set lists from the shows here.

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Submit Questions for Buffett Interview

September 13th, 2008

Jimmy Buffett heads to France this week for two shows on Friday and Saturday at the New Morning Club in Paris. The International Herald Tribune (the global edition of the New York Times) will be catching up with Jimmy this week for an interview, and you can submit questions of your own that may be chosen to be asked.

Visit Globespotters and leave your question(s) as a comment underneath the article.

View all tour dates here.

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