Year of Still Here Tour Continues at Alpine Valley

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer band performed last night at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, WI. It was Buffett’s 15th appearance at the venue going back 20 years ago to June 1988.

Greg “Fingers” Taylor was a special guest for the show and he joined in on a few songs including “Son of a Son of a Sailor”, “A Pirate Looks at Forty”, and “Fins”. He also performed right after intermission on the song “Hey, Bo Diddley” (with the Juke Joint Duo).

The Set List from the show had a couple of changes including “Stars On The Water” (last played on Sept 5th, 2007 in Toronto) and “Distantly In Love” was (last played on March 24, 2007 in Anquilla).

Buffett Resumes Tour in Cincinnati

The Year of Still Here tour got back underway last night with a show at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH. Jimmy Buffett has performed at Riverbend forty one times since 1988.

The set list included a number of additions including:

– “Jamaica Farewell” last known live performance was was back on August 12th, 1990 in Wisconsin during the Jump Up Tour.

– “Take Another Road” was last played on February 20th, 2001 in Charlotte

– “The Ass And The Hole” last played on May 4th, 2001 in New Orleans, LA

– “What If The Hokey Pokey Is All It Really Is About?” was last played on October 5th, 2002 in Irvine, CA

Jimmy ended the show with a cover of John Prine’s “Paradise”. The last time Jimmy perfermed the song was back on June 18th, 2002 in Cincinnati, OH.

The Cincinnati Enquirer has a review of the show: “Parrotheads toast Buffett

June Tour Ends in Philadelphia

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band ended the June leg of The Year of Still Here Tour with a show at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia last night. Buffett performed two shows at the ballpark back in 2005.

The Set List and comments from those who listened to the show on Radio Margaritaville are now available.

Jimmy changed things up a little by startin the show off with an acoustic solo version of the song “Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw”. Special guest G Love, who was the opening act, joined in on harmonica on the song “Son Of A Son Of A Sailor”.

Jimmy decicated the final song of the show “Defying Gravity” to Tim Russert, host of NBC’s Meet the Press who passed recently for a heart attack.

A blog on CentreDaily.com by Bob Heisse has a quick review of the show:

In a word it was awesome, as good as any Buffett concert that I’ve seen, living up to the billing of “The Year of Still Here.”

Buffett was delayed by the rain but played late into the night, and I can still hear “Glory Days” in the Philly air and see the fireworks that followed.

There were great versions of all the songs you expect, including personal favorites “One Particular Harbour,” “Five O’Clock Somewhere” and of course “Margaritaville.”

In short, Buffett is rowing right along, delighting many of us. He’s a true treasure, and now I can thank him for “The Year of Still Here.”

Year of Still Here Tour Hits New York City

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band brought The Year of Still Here Tour to the Madison Square Garden in New York City last night. Buffett first performed at the Garden over 30 years ago in March of 1977 when he opened for The Eagles.

The Set List and comments from those who listened to the show are now available.

Jimmy has now played a different songs for the final encore during all 10 shows of The Year of Still Here Tour. Last night he ended the show with an acoustic version of “Lovely Cruise”. The last time he perfomed the song was back on October 4th, 2007 at the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu, HI.

The five show June leg of the tour ends on Saturday June 14tht with a show at the Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The Courier Post has an article on the upcoming show: “Buffett at the Ballpark.

Buffett’s Night to Remember in Detroit Area

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band brought the Year of Still Here tour to DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkston, MI last night. Buffett has performed at the venue formerly known as the Pine Knob Music Theatre about 23 times since 1985.

Greg Fingers Taylor made a surprise appearance and joined Jimmy and the Reefers for two songs “Son of a Son of a Sailor” and “A Pirate Looks at Forty”.

Jimmy kept his streak of different songs for the final encore for this years tour going with an acoustic version of “Tin Cup Chalice” to end the show. The last time he perfomed the song was back on November 3, 2007 in Tampa, FL.

The Set List and comments from those who listened to the show are now available.

The Detroit Free press has a review of the show “Buffett gives Parrotheads and Wings fans a night to remember

The crowd was a sea of Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts and bouncing beach balls, as Jimmy Buffet took the stage for a sold-out concert Tuesday night at DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkston.

“Michigan!” Buffett screamed from the stage. “We are back!”

Buffett held up a Detroit Red Wings jersey. “Home of the Stanley Cup champions!” Buffett said. “I’m gonna trade you two flip flops for a Red Wings jersey. Do we have a deal?” The crowd went crazy.

Tour Continues in Raleigh NC

The Year of Still Here tour made it’s way to Raleigh NC last night. Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band last performed there back on April 27th, 2004.

The set list and comments from the show are now available.

Jimmy played the song “Bama Breeze” for the first time during this years tour. Sonny Landreth was a special guest for the show and performed the song “Hell At Home” solo and joined Jimmy and the CRB on USS Zydecoldsmobile and other songs.

Jimmy ended the show with an acoustic solo version of song “Coast of Carolina” (last time performed was back on June 4th, 2006). Jimmy still has played a different song for the final encore for each show during this year’s tour.

Tour Resumes in Atlanta

The second leg of The Year of Still Here tour got underway last night at the Lakewood Ampitheatre in Atlanta GA.

The set list from the show along with comments from those who listened to it on Radio Margaritaville are now available.

Jake Shimabukuro and Sonny Landreth joined the Coral Reefer Band on several songs including the “Tiki Bar is Open”, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, and “Uss Zydecoldsmobile”. Jimmy ended the show with a cover of the John Prine song called “It’s a Big Old Goofy World

A video and a slideshow with photos from the Jimmy Buffett concert in Atlanta is available from Nelson Hicks at WSBTV.com