Jimmy Buffett adds Boise to 2019 SOASOAS Tour

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at the Taco Bell Arena in Boise Idaho on March 13, 2019 as part of his Son of a Son of a Sailor tour. Tickets to the Buffett concert go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, for $56.50 and $116.50 at Ticketmaster and the Taco Bell Arena box office.

Buffett, 71, last played Boise State’s arena in fall of 2012 — his first Idaho concert. The show triggered an influx of laid-back crazies — er, fans known as Parrotheads — who spent the day pretending Boise was a tropical island while tailgating in the parking lot. More margaritas and LandShark Lager (Buffett’s beer brand) were sold inside the arena, where Buffett delivered easygoing favorites such as “Come Monday,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes.”

Jimmy Buffett announces first two shows of 2019 tour

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers announced two shows for the 2019 Son Of A Son Of A Sailor Tour.

Mar 16, 2019 – Golden 1 Pavilion – Sacramento, CA
Pre-sale tickets: November 2-4
Public on sale: November 5th

Apr 23, 2019 – The Wharf Amphitheater – Orange Beach, AL
Tickets on sale: November 2nd at 10 a.m. at the Wharf Box Office or Ticketmaster.com.

Buffett performs at Fenway Park tonight

Jimmy Buffett brings the “Son of a Son of a Sailor” tour to the home of the Boston Red Sox on Thursday August 9th. The show will be his first return to the ballpark since he played two shows there in 2004. Opening for Buffett is Peter Wolf and The Midnight Travelers and Caroline Jones.

From the Boston Herald: “Peter Wolf ready for rockin’ show at Fenway Park

Everybody wants to share the stage with Peter Wolf. Whether on the road fronting the J. Geils Band or his solo group, the Midnight Travelers, Wolf has spent the last decade sharing bills with superstars and cult heroes from Tom Petty to Bob Seger, Kid Rock to Bon Jovi, Lynyrd Skynyrd to John Prine. On Thursday, Wolf adds Jimmy Buffett to that list when he opens at Fenway Park for the hardest-working, richest beach bum in the world.

“I have a lot of history with these people. I have known (Jimmy) since he started out as a folk singer,” Wolf said. “He collaborated on a lot of songs with a gentleman by the name of Will Jennings, who I have also collaborated on a lot of songs with.”

Huey Lewis cancels 2018 Tour Due to Hearing Loss

Huey Lewis and The News have cancelled all of their 2018 performances including shows that were scheduled with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band at Fenway Park in Boston on August 9th and the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on October 20th.

Announcement from Huey Lewis:
Two and a half months ago, just before a show in Dallas, I lost most of my hearing. Although I can still hear a little, one on one, and on the phone, I can’t hear music well enough to sing. The lower frequencies distort violently making it impossible to find pitch. I’ve been to the House Ear Institute, the Stanford Ear Institute, and the Mayo Clinic, hoping to find an answer. The doctors believe I have Meniere’s disease and have agreed that I can’t perform until I improve. Therefore the only prudent thing to do is to cancel all future shows. Needless to say, I feel horrible about this, and wish to sincerely apologize to all the fans who’ve already bought tickets and were planning to come see us. I’m going to concentrate on getting better, and hope that one day soon I’ll be able to perform again.

Sincerely Huey

Buffett adds Phoenix AZ to SOASOAS Tour

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band are bringing the Son of a Son of a Sailor Tour to the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix AZ on Saturday, Oct. 13. This is Buffett’s first appearance in Phoenix since 2013.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, April 23, at Ticketmaster.com, the venue box office and 800-745-3000.

Buffett’s Support Helps St. Barts

From the New York Times: “Jimmy Buffett’s Support Helps St. Barts Move Forward

It has been 40 years since Jimmy Buffett traveled on a whim to the French island often known as St. Barts.

He liked what he saw then from the deck of his sailboat, and he has continued to return: surfing off its beaches, writing books and songs and celebrating many a holiday, including Christmas, which is his birthday.

He is 71 now, as much business mogul as entertainer, branding Margaritaville to sell everything from pool floats to retirement homes.

But he has also used his clout and voice to support St. Barts after Hurricane Irma, sending private planes to help ferry supplies in the early days after the storm and giving a benefit concert in the port of Gustavia in December. He is one of the ambassadors for Les Voiles de Saint Barth, the annual sailing regatta that will take place this month despite the challenges posed by the island’s recovery efforts.

He is in the process of building his latest home on the island and plans to race aboard a friend’s yacht during the regatta. He did this interview from his boat in the Bahamas. It has been condensed and edited for clarity.

Why was it important to you to be involved in this race?

I think anything we can do to make it known that St. Barts is on the way back is good, and as my friend said, “I guess your house will be ready just in time for the next storm.”

And I was going, “Please God, don’t let it be a big one.”

I think there’s a little bit of that apprehension in everybody there who went through Irma but you’ve got to keep moving on forward, breathe in and breathe out and move on. That’s kind of the way I think about it.

Read the full article

Les Voiles de Saint Barth – April 8th – 14th, 2018

Buffett postpones Charlotte NC show

CHARLOTTE PARROTHEADS – Due to forecasted rain and extreme cold weather, the Jimmy Buffett concert scheduled for this Saturday 4/7 at PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte has been rescheduled for Friday 4/27. Tickets purchased for the 4/7 date will be honored on Friday 4/27, no exchange necessary. Refunds available at point of purchase. Tickets are on sale now here: http://livemu.sc/2psfJdX