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- 2009 Summerzcool Tour
- New Album Buffet Hotel
- Landshark Stadium Announcement
- CMT Crossroads Taping with Zac Brown
- Performs in London
- Walter Cronkite Service
- Performs at Bonnaroo
- Margaritaville Rum Line
- Performs in St Barts
- Trump Casino Deal is Off
- Winter Shows in the Caribbean
Jimmy Buffett comes in at number 10 on PollStar’s highest-grossing touring artists of North America for the decade.
10 Jimmy Buffett: Gross $285.8 million; tickets sold 4.5 million
From Casual Living: Schou USA and Margaritaville Enterprises, Inc. have formed a partnership for the design and marketing of a new collection of outdoor furniture and accessories based on the internationally popular Margaritaville lifestyle.
Colorful, high-energy pieces will include beach furniture, umbrellas, pavilions, dining and deep seating sets and a wide range of accessories for outdoor entertaining. The Schou collection will be the most extensive line of Margaritaville®-branded products developed to date, targeting a core consumer following numbered in the millions worldwide.
“Our partnership is focused on creating outdoor furniture and accessories that will invite people to kick back, relax and immerse themselves in a lifestyle that relishes good friends and good times,” said Chris Curran, president of Schou USA. “We will create products truly unlike anything on the market today.”
Schou USA’s brand portfolio includes the Margaritaville Outdoor and Jamie Oliver licensed collections. For more information, visit www.schouusa.com.
A Margaritaville Cafe is rumored to open in Nashville, TN. They are currently seeking a General Manager. The job is mentioned in the Nashville Post: “Perhaps he needs help finding that lost shaker of salt“.
Listings on the Careers page of the Web site for Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurants include “General Manager-Nashville, TN.” Curious, as the Music City is not yet the home of the Gulf-and-western singer’s themed eatery. And the Web site margaritavillenashville.com is listed as “under construction,” not available for sale, as it had been.
Long-rumored to be headed for the Music City, this looks like a step in that direction (just don’t blow out your flip-flop while stepping in that direction). One possible location for the purveyor of the Cheeseburger in Paradise is the former home of Planet Hollywood, but Mark Bloom, part of the trust which owns the space at Third and Broadway, said there’s no lease agreement — at least not yet.
FMQB reports Jimmy Buffett’s Buffet Hotel debuted at #16 with 68,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Update: Buffet Hotel debuts on the Billboard 200 at number 17.
Jimmy Buffett’s new album Buffet Hotel is estimated to sell 68,000 copies in it’s first week of release according to Hits Daily Double. In the second week of sales Buffet Hotels drops down to #19 according to Hits Daily Double.
Jimmy Buffett comes in at number 22 for the Top Box Office Grossers of the decade according to Billboard Magazine
22. JIMMY BUFFETT
Total Gross: $215,367,754 Number of Shows: 196
Total Attendance: 3,927,053 Number of Sell-Outs: 131
(in case you’re wondering…The Stones #1.)
Jimmy and his wife Jane hosted a Child Study Center Foundation benefit in their home.
As far we know, no one was “searchin’ for [their] lost shaker of salt” at Jimmy Buffett’s home during the kickoff celebration for the Child Study Center Foundation.
That was probably a positive, as this isn’t really margarita season, and it also enabled guests such as Ronald Perelman, Jon Corzine, Linda Carter and Claude Wasserstein to discuss the charity more coherently. The author and musician and his wife, longtime supporters of the organization, looked every bit as casual as they would, say, at the beach.