Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band kick of the 2008 “The Year of Still Here” tour tonight at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, TX. Jimmy and the band have been rehearsing several songs for the show in Austin TX. A new song that originally was going to be on the album “Take The Weather With You” and will be played sometime during the first couple of shows of the new tour.
Gillian Welch says: “Performers are very aware of the legacy, and I can envision the legacy at Newport having the same effect. I know that Jimmy Buffett will have at least one folk song in his set because he just cut one of mine on his last album.”
Indeed, Buffett – whose “Margaritaville” is a staple at arenas and tailgate parties – is considering playing a stripped-down set with just two acoustic guitars at his Newport debut. “I threatened to do Newport before I was gone, and I seriously want to honor the heritage of the festival,” Buffett says. “I came up as a folk singer. I’ve always loved the idea of being a balladeer. You know, I might do Gordon Lightfoot’s ‘Canadian Railroad Trilogy.’ I am not going to do a Parrothead show.”
Single day tickets for the Sunday August 3rd show go on sale on Wednesday, April 23rd at 9:00 AM. To purchase tickets on April 23rd, visit Festival Network
(thanks to The Five O’clock Parrott for passing that along to us)
Tickets go on sale on Monday at 10:00 AM Pacific Time for the San Diego area and Mountain View CA shows.
Use the links below to buy your tickets from TicketMaster:
October 16, 2008 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA
October 21, 2008 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
Tickets go on sale today for the shows at Madison Square Garden and Boardwalk Hall. Click on the TicketMaster links below to purchase tickets.