Buffett to perform acoustic show in Hawaii

From KHON: “Jimmy Buffett to perform acoustic concert at Waikiki Shell

The singer and members of his band the Coral Reefers (Mac McAnally, Robert Greenidge, and Eric Darken) will perform in Hawaii for one night only.

The acoustic show will take place Saturday Nov. 4th at 7 p.m. at the Waikiki Shell as part of Buffett’s “I Don’t Know” tour.

Special guest Jake Shimabukuro will join Buffett on stage.

Tickets go on sale next Friday, June 9, at 9 a.m via TicketMaster. There will be an eight ticket limit per customer.

Buffett to play Vancouver in October

Jimmy Buffett and Coral Reefer Band are finally making their way north from Margaritaville to play Rogers Arena as part of their I Don’t Know Tour on Oct. 13.

For Buffett, one of the top touring acts of all-time, it will be his first visit to Vancouver in 24 years.

“Twenty-four years is a long time to wait, but Rogers Arena is thrilled to welcome Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band back to the city this October,” Michael Doyle, Rogers Arena’s president of live entertainment, said in a statement. “Bringing Margaritaville to our venue will inevitably be a concert highlight of 2017.”

Tickets for Buffett go on sale May 15 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

Jimmy Buffett tour 2017

Buffett adds San Diego Show in October

From the San Diego Union Tribune: “Jimmy Buffett sets San Diego return with October Mattress Firm Amphitheatre show

Jimmy Buffett is returning to San Diego for his second area concert of the year.

After opening his “I Don’t Know” 2017 tour with a March 28 show at the Belly Up, the tropical troubadour and his Coral Reefer Band are headed back for an Oct. 21 date at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista. Ticket information appears below.

This will mark Buffett’s fourth concert here in barely a year. Last September, he headlined the second night of the three-day KAABOO Del Mar festival, where he drew a crowd estimated at around 25,000. Buffett returned in October to perform his first show at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay since 1984. It sold out in a matter of minutes.

On Tuesday, Buffett’s Broadway-bound “Escape to Margaritaville — The Musical” will begin preview performances at La Jolla Playhouse as part of its world premiere here.

Tickets for Buffett and his band’s Oct. 21 show at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre are priced at $36-$136 each, plus service charges. The nearly 20,000-capacity venue was previously known, in order, as Coors Amphitheatre, Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre and Sleep Train Amphitheatre.

Buffett heads to Australia for Bluesfest

From News.com.au: “Jimmy Buffett hopes to not fall off stage and stay away from sharks on his return gig to Australia”

Famed American singer Jimmy Buffett hopes to share a margarita with the Sydney trauma doctor who “probably saved my life” when he returns to Australia to perform at Bluesfest on Friday April 14th.

The Margaritaville star walked off the stage towards the end of his Hordern Pavilion concert on Australia Day in 2011 — at the tailend of his first Australian tour in more than two decades — and sustained a head injury.

St Vincent’s Hospital head of emergency Professor Gordian Fulde was enjoying the concert from the front row and leapt over the barricades to treat the performer.

Buffett hopes the doctor will join the rest of his legion of Parrothead fans at his one-off concert at the Byron Bay festival on Friday.

“Hopefully I am going to get him up to Byron. That fall off the stage is a memory burned into whatever part of my brain I fell on,” Buffett said ahead of his Australian visit.

“I remember coming to with Gordian over me and telling me I had fallen but to stay with him and keep looking him in the eye.

“He was in the front row … who else gets the head of trauma surgery on Australia Day sitting in their front row? “I am sure they probably saved my life.”

As the news of his fall went viral, Buffett said he startled the fellow patients and staff in the hospital’s intensive care when he guffawed at the first text he received from his close friend, world champion surfer Kelly Slater.

“Kelly sent me a text saying ‘Did you make it?’ I just started laughing and the people in intensive care thought I was crazy or they had given me the good medicine.”

Buffett’s next spin-off from his successful “lifestyle” brand is a retirement village in Florida.

“I’m already thinking of the street names,” he said. “This thing has gone so viral now the challenge is to deliver to the standards we set for it to be the best place to spend your life.”