Buffett’s new tour kicks off in Kansas City

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band kicked off the 2018 Son Of A Son Of A Sailor Tour last night at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO.

The set list from the show is now available. The show included six songs from the album “Son on a Son of a Sailor” which was released 40 years ago. Songs from the album included the title cut, “Fool Button”, “Livingston Saturday Night”, “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Cowboy in the Jungle”, and “Mañana”.

Some of the other highlights from the show included “Tampico Trauma” and “Sail On Sailor” (last played Aug 19, 2003). There was an instrumental break with featuring Robert Greenidge on steel drums and Peter Mayer on guitar performing “King Of Somewhere Hot”. Buffett and the Coral Reefers included a Bluegrass Medley with the songs “Grapefruit Juicyfruit”, “Manana”, “Fool Button”, and “Piece Of Work”.

Jimmy Buffett performs at New Orleans Jazz Fest

Jimmy Buffett and his Acoustic Airmen performed yesterday at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. The set list from the show is now available.

From The Times-Picayune: “Jimmy Buffett churns out a crowd pleaser at Jazz Fest, backed up by a ukulele virtuoso

New Orleans Jazz Fest producer Quint Davis introduced Jimmy Buffett’s close-out set on the Acura stage on Sunday (April 29) by saying, “This guy makes the world a little happier.”

For the next hour and a half, Buffett proved his point. Beach balls flew through the air, polka dotting the blue sky with primary colors. Hawaiian shirts clung to sweaty bodies. Parrothead hats bobbed to the beat. Vintage Buffett — and everyone, including the barefoot guy on stage, was eating it up.

For his 12th time at Jazz Fest (not counting his many guest appearances over the years), Buffett performed with the Acoustic Airmen, an all-start group of players that included Country Music Association Musician of the Year Mac McAnally along with Robert Greenidge, Eric Darken, Nadirah Shakoor and Tina Gullickson. Louisiana’s own Sonny Landreth joined on slide guitar, and Jake Shimabukuro stole the show on ukulele.

At one point, Buffett put down his guitar and walked aside, abdicating the stage to Shimabukuro and Greenidge as they performed “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” on ukulele and steel drums.

Much has been written recently about Buffett not living the “Jimmy Buffett lifestyle.” That was, in fact, the recent headline of an insightful New York Times profile. The world’s most famous beach bum runs a multi-media empire, with his sand-in-the-toes mantra as its bedrock. He even has an acclaimed new Broadway musical, “Escape to Margaritaville.”

Buffett performs in Hattiesburg Mississippi

Jimmy Buffett and his Acoustic Airmen performed last night at the Saenger Theater in Hattiesburg, MS. The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights from the show included “The Great Filling Station Holdup”, “Pascagoula Run”, “Peanut Butter Conspiracy”, “Life Is Just A Tire Swing”, and “Biloxi”.

Jimmy Buffett’s was inducted into the The University of Southern Mississippi Hall of Fame. Appearing on stage with Buffett are USM President Rodney Bennett and Bret Favre.

Jimmy Buffett and The Eagles perform in Miami

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band opened for The Eagles last night at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami FL.

The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights included “Everybody’s Got A Cousin In Miami” (last played 04/09/2015 in West Palm Beach, FL) and “Chanson Pour Les Petits Enfants” dedicated to Gina Rose, one of the victims of the Parkland shooting.

The Eagles performed 27 songs with band members Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, joined by Vince Gill and Deacon Frey filling in for his late father Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey. See the set list for the songs that were performed.

Jimmy Buffett and The Eagles perform in Orlando

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band opened for The Eagles last night at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando FL. Buffett last opened for The Eagles during the The Long Run Tour in 1980.

The set list from the show is now available. Caroline Jones opened the show with her own set. She came back and joined Buffett for “Come Monday” and “Margaritaville”.

The Eagles performed 27 songs with band members Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, joined by Vince Gill and Deacon Frey filling in for his late father Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey. See the set list for the songs that were performed.

Buffett performs in Baltimore

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed last night at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore MD.

The set list from the show is now available. Caroline Jones was the opening act for the show and came back and joined Buffett on vocals for “Come Monday” and “Margaritaville”. She has a new album which just came out called “Bare Feet“.

Buffett performed the song “Beautiful Swimmers” for the second time live in concert (last played 9/03/2009 in Bristow VA). The song was inspired from a book about blue crabs called “Beautiful Swimmers” (by William Warner) and how they migrate around Chesapeake Bay.

Buffett performs on New Years Eve in Nashville

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed on New Years Eve at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville TN. The last time they played on New Years Eve was back on 12/31/2015 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn NY.

The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights from the show included “Fins” (with Huey Lewis on harmonica), “Margaritaville” (with Frank Marshall on guitar), “Last Mango In Paris / La Vie Dansante”, “Auld Lang Syne”, and a cover of Warren Zevon’s “Lawyers, Guns and Money”.

Caroline Jones performed “Bare Foot” and added vocals on “Come Monday” and “Trip Around the Sun”.

During the show Huey Lewis said he will be performing at Fenway Park in Boston in 2018 with Jimmy Buffett.