Jimmy and Mac McAnnaly performed on Friday at Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens in Brisbane Australia. Buffett announced he will be returning in March-April for a bigger tour with his full band
Review from the Herald-Sun: “Jimmy Buffett, Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens, Brisbane, Friday”
After an absence of close to quarter of a century, American songwriter Jimmy Buffett finally made it back on to a Brisbane stage last night.
Crawled on, actually, getting the first of many laughs about his near-death experience falling from a stage in Sydney last year.
But the 65-year-old is in fine shape all that sea air does him no harm and even better spirits, taking this 1000-strong audience on two-hour ride of songs and jokes that goes down as easily as the subject of his most famous song. In fact, Margaritaville now sports a new verse about that experience.
This intimate outdoors gig under balmy Brisbane skies sold out in minutes, and while many of his Australian fans have travelled around the world to see him play, there’s no doubt that his absence from this part of the world heightened the sense of occasion for his brightly-attired fans.
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Buffett’s long-time guitarist, Nashville songwriter and guitar hotshot Mac MacAnally, opened the night with some dazzling guitar fingerpicking before Buffett joined him for a set that featured most of the songs fans have loved these past 40 years, from Piece of Work through to He Went to Paris.
And some good news for the many who missed out on tickets, with Buffett announcing from the stage he would be returning in March-April for a bigger tour with his full band.