Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed at the Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, AR last night as part of the “Welcome to Fin Land Tour”. Buffett last performed in Little Rock over 20 years ago. The Set List the show is now available.
Some changes to the set list included “Window On The World”, “Reggabilly Hill”, “It’s My Job”, and “Lovely Cruise” for the final encore.
Update: Arkansasonline.com has a review of the show: “Buffett brings party to sold-out arena, 16,161 fans”
Jimmy Buffett brought a concert and a party to Verizon Arena on Thursday night, and only the concert could be contained within the confines of the arena. The party, like some gigantic Razorback tailgate affair, spread far and wide before and after the formality of the actual concert.
Buffett did his best to keep the focus on him and his jolly band of 11 musicians, the Coral Reefer Band — who were led admirably by Blytheville’s own Mike Utley, who played a couple of keyboards, sang occasionally, and endured Buffett’s teasing about all things Arkansas, especially Razorback lore, and of course, the Hogs were called to the delight of the virtually sold-out house of 16,161 fans.
Surely, Buffett and his band will not wait another 20 years before returning, not after the warm reception they enjoyed. The set’s tropical look was enhanced by lots of fine film clips of oceans and islands and the like, and Parrothead tailgators were blessed with perfect weather before and after the concert.