Buffett interviewed by Billboard – “Under the Volcano” documentary

Update: The documentary “Under the Volcano” is available for rent or purchase at Amazon.com

From Billboard: “Jimmy Buffett Recalls Montserrat’s Fabled Air Studios, From Sailing to Work to Hiring a Drummer in the Jungle

Legendary producer George Martin’s secluded, idyllic Air Studios on the lush Caribbean island of Montserrat birthed such classic albums as Dire Straits’ Brothers in Arms, The Police’s Ghost in the Machine and Synchronicity, Eric Clapton’s Behind the Sun, Paul McCartney’s Tug of War and Jimmy Buffett’s Volcano. Then, a hurricane and volcano eruption literally wiped it off the map.

The story of the magical recording studio, which operated from 1979 to 1989, is told through archival and fresh interviews and footage in Under the Volcano, a new documentary from Universal Pictures Content Group.

No album recorded at Montserrat captured the vibe so much as Buffett’s 1979 set, Volcano, which takes its name and title track from Buffett’s experiences there. The cover artwork is a painting, perhaps prophetic, of the green island with the Soufrière Hill volcano spewing smoke in the background.

Buffett, who was the second artist to record in the studio, tells Billboard that Martin, whom he and his producer Norbert Putnam met in London while recording a live album, “was one of the most charming characters. He didn’t have to hard-sell me at all about Montserrat.”

He and his band set up there for three weeks and the album’s title track came very quickly. “We were all living in houses around there and [songwriter/band member] Keith Sykes came up to the house,” Buffett says. “We were working on other songs we had started back in the States and Keith was looking out the window and sang the line, ‘I don’t know/ I don’t know/ I don’t know where I’m a gonna go/ When the volcano blow.’ I said, ‘What did you just say?’ That night we wrote it and cut it the next day.” The song is a staple in Buffett’s live show to this day, as is the other hit from the set, “Fins.”

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Buffett attends Paul McCartney’s Hamptons party

From PageSix: “Paul McCartney throws star-studded Hamptons party

Paul McCartney hosted a intimate bash at his Hamptons home on Thursday night, inviting his A-list pals including Chris Martin, Jon Bon Jovi, Jimmy Fallon and Alec Baldwin.

The Beatle was snapped leaning up against a car earlier in the day as he set up for his guests. He was wearing joggers, a hoodie and a white shirt as he chatted with staff.

The dress code for the night seemed to be casual, as Fallon, 46, wore a sport coat and pants and the Coldplay rocker, 44, wore a sweatshirt and pants.

The “Livin’ on a Prayer” singer, 59, wore a black button-down and jeans and his wife, Dorothea Hurley, wore a floral maxi dress.

Jimmy Buffett and Izak Senbahar, who threw McCartney’s daughter Mary a dinner for her book launch in 2018 — were also on hand to celebrate.

Photo: Jimmy Buffett hugs Jimmy Fallon

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Margaritaville Boston to open in Spring 2022

A Margaritaville Restaurant is scheduled to open at Faneuil Hall in Boston in late Spring 2022 according to the MargaritavilleBoston.com website. It was originally planned to open this year but was delayed.

From Boston.com: “A representative for Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp., the real estate investment firm that manages Faneuil Hall, confirmed that Margaritaville will open in the former McCormick & Schmick’s location at the downtown tourist hub”.

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Life on the Flip Side 2021 Tour

Buffett reschedules three shows to June 2022

Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band are rescheduling the following concerts on the Life On The Flip Side Tour 2021 to June 2022:

The Wharf Amphitheater – Orange Beach, AL – June 2, 2022
Tuscaloosa Amphitheater – Tuscaloosa, AL – June 7, 2022
Walmart AMP – Rogers, AR – June 9, 2022

All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates. More information will be emailed to ticketholders directly.

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Life on the Flip Side 2021 Tour

Buffett adds shows in Cleveland and Detroit

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band announce two shows have been added to the Life On the Flip Side 2021 Tour

Saturday September 25, 2021
Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH
Tickets go on sale August 20th

Thursday September 23, 2021
DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
Tickets go on sale August 20th

From MSN.com: “Jimmy Buffet Latest to Have Strict COVID Policy For MI Show

From News5: “It’s Vax ‘O Clock Somewhere: Jimmy Buffett welcomes fans to Blossom if there vaccinated or tested

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