Buffett performs in San Francisco

From Mercury News: “Jimmy Buffett delivers memorable tribute to late, great Tom Petty

Jimmy Buffett was back in the Bay Area on Thursday night, delighting fans at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco with such longtime concert favorites as “Find” and “Volcano.”

Yet, Mr. “Margaritaville” also took the time to pay tribute to the great Tom Petty, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who died Oct. 2.

First up, Buffett performed a really solid version of Petty’s 1989 hit “I Won’t Back Down.”.

Later in the set – during the encore, actually – he’d perform yet another Petty classic, “Wildflowers.”

Buffett also paid tribute to his old buddy Glenn Frey (who died in 2016) and played a nice version of the Eagles’ first hit, “Take It Easy.”

And, as per usual in San Francisco, Buffett tipped his hat to Jerry Garcia (who died in 1995) and the Grateful Dead, this time around with “Scarlet Begonias” (which he’s played many times before in the Bay Area).

Buffett performs in Vancouver

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed last night at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver Canada. He last performed in Vancouver on October 17, 1993 during the Chameleon Caravan Tour. The set list from the show is now available.

Sarah Mclachlan was a special guest for the show and joined Buffett for the songs “Learning To Fly” (Tom Petty cover), “A Pirate Looks At Forty”, and “Wildflowers” (Tom Petty cover).

Buffett performs three shows in Paris

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band played three shows at La Cigale in Paris France.

The set lists from the shows are now available: Sept 21, Sept 22, Sept 23

Some of the highlights from the show included “Chanson Pour Les Petits Enfants”, “Last Mango In Paris”, “He Went To Paris”, “Autour Du Rocher”, “Rhumba Man”, “L’air De La Louisiane”, and “Lovely Cruise”.

Buffett peforms in Mansfield MA

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band played the final show of the summer tour last night at the Xfinity Center (Great Woods) in Mansfield MA. This was the 60th show at Great Woods that Buffett has headlined (he also performed at the Walden Woods benefit show with Don Henley)

The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights from the show included “School Boy Heart” and the show ended with “Nautical Wheelers” and “Tin Cup Chalice”.

Listen to Buffett performing Bob Marley’s “One Love” at last night’s show.

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers will resume the tour with three shows at La Cigale in Paris France from September 21st to 23rd.

Buffett performs in Camden NJ

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed last night at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden NJ.

During the Bing and Bong show before the concert Buffett mentioned there will be a big announcement soon about the naming rights to the new amphitheater in Key West. Jimmy also mentioned that “we’ll be playing it sometime soon”.

The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights from the show included “The Tiki Bar Is Open”, a cover of Paul Simon’s “American Tune”, and for the final encore a cover of Bob Marley’s “One Love”.

Buffett performs at Jones Beach

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed last night at the Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY. The show marks the 30th time that Buffett has performed at Jones Beach.

The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights from the show included “Growing Older But Not Up”, “Margaritaville” featuring Frank Marshall on guitar, and for the final encore a cover of Bob Marley’s “One Love”.

Miranda Lambert in Paradise

Margaritaville has a blog up with a recent special guest at the St. Louis show: “Miranda Lambert in Paradise

We were unloading trucks at 8 a.m. in St. Louis, getting ready to kick off the July leg of the tour, when our production office got a phone call. Miranda Lambert was on her way from Nashville to see her very first Jimmy Buffett show. I immediately sent word to Jimmy, and he texted back a few minutes later with a request to meet her before the show. Before I even ate breakfast, the St. Louis show had already promised to reach a new level.

A few hours later I brought Miranda and her crew to meet Jimmy. Miranda was wearing a flower lei as a headband, feeling the vibe of the day and explained to Jimmy this was her first Buffett show. The dressing room was full of smiles and chatter as Jimmy asked Miranda to be a guest on The Bing and Bong Show and then join him on stage to sing Margaritaville. She looked a little surprised, this was after all a little vacation for her, but how can you say no to the king of good times?

The Bing and Bong Show was its usual organized chaos and Miranda went with the flow with ease. You never know what Bing and Bong will bring you live and you have to roll with it depending on the day’s topic and viewer mail. During the broadcast Miranda mentioned that Son of a Sailor was one of her favorite Buffett songs and with that, she instantly became one of the best Bing and Bong guests of the year.

Read the complete post by Heikki Larsen at Margaritaville.com.