Buffett joins “The View” to share a Mother’s Day surprise

From ABC.com: Deserving mothers on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak received the surprise of a lifetime for Mother’s Day this year.

These mothers working the frontlines at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx experience firsthand how demanding life has become in the fight against COVID-19.

Eva Calo, a head nurse at Lincoln Hospital, said on “The View” that she hasn’t had time to process the death of her mother-in-law, who passed away at her hospital because there were so many other patients that needed care.

Elsie Lecour, whose been the senior client navigator at Lincoln Memorial for 17 years, has gone above and beyond to be the liaison between patients and their families during the coronavirus crisis.

“Working in the emergency room when the coronavirus started, we had a lot of family members bringing in the patients and a lot of them were concerned because they didn’t have their phones,” Lecour said. “So we provided them with the access to communicate.”

Calo and Lecour are apart of the 150 working mothers at Lincoln Hospital who were surprised by singer Jimmy Buffett to reveal an early Mother’s Day gift.

“On behalf of Margaritaville and friends and partners at Karisma Hotels & Resorts, 150 of you hard-working moms at the Lincoln Hospital are gonna get a first-rate dream vacation from Margaritaville when all this is over,” Buffett said on “The View” Friday.

Once travel restrictions are lifted, these moms and their families will receive a four-night, five-day vacation that includes luxury accommodations.

Karisma Hotels & Resorts is donating 150 more vacations to those on the frontlines and their families.

Buffett June Concert Schedule Update

Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band are rescheduling their June concerts in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee to the following dates this fall:

Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville TN – Monday September 14
North Charleston Coliseum – N. Charleston SC – Thursday October 1
PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte NC – Saturday October 3
Colonial Life Arena – Columbia SC – Thursday October 8
Coastal Credit Union Music Park – Raleigh NC – Saturday October 10

Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band are unfortunately unable to reschedule the following Texas dates, so they will no longer be happening:

AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX – Friday June 19
Dos Equis Pavilion – Dallas, TX – Sunday June 21
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX – Saturday June 27

As always, we appreciate your understanding. Fans with tickets to the Carolina and Tennessee dates are encouraged to hold on to your tickets, as they will be honored at the rescheduled dates in the fall.

If you are a ticket holder and cannot make the new date or your show has been cancelled, you will be contacted directly via email with refund options for your show. For more details, please visit www.livenation.com/refund

Buffett’s new album “Life on the Flip Side” to be released May 29th

Parrotheads will have something special to cheer about when Jimmy Buffett’s first studio record in seven years, Life On The Flip Side, is released on May 29, 2020 on Mailboat Records.

Produced by long-time Coral Reefers Michael Utley and Mac McAnally, the record contains 14 new songs, including “Down At The Lah De Dah” which will be given out early to those who pre-order the album.

A companion lyric video for “Down At The Lah De Dah” has been released:

Life on the Flip Side is now available for pre-order at all digital outlets and mailboatrecords.com. The Mailboat pre-order offers special exclusive bundles, with profits to benefit Covid-19 relief funds. 

The CD includes a 60+ page booklet featuring exclusive content including lyrics, special photos from Jimmy’s collection, his stories behind the songs, and more.

Special guests include Paul Brady, Lukas Nelson, Will Kimbrough and Enrique Murciano. Paul Brady, who duets with Jimmy on “The World Is What You Make It“ is a prolific Irish singer/songwriter who performed on tour with Jimmy last year in London and Dublin. 

Jimmy performed some of the new songs earlier in the year, surprising fans with a special show in Key West in January. Despite the push back of the tour due to the current events, Jimmy felt strongly that he wanted to release this music now in hopes that these songs will help people relax and aid us through these troubling times. 

To further connect with fans, Jimmy recently did a fan chat on Zoom with about 20 Parrotheads from all over the world asking a variety of interesting questions, and did a second chat for medical and frontline workers where he was joined by Lukas Nelson and Mac McAnally. 

Throughout April and May, Sirius XM’s Radio Margaritaville will be premiering tracks from the upcoming release. Sirius XM is currently offering free listening through May 15th.