Back on August 2nd Jimmy Buffett visited the USS Kearsarge and performed a surprise show.
From MilitaryNews.com: Sailors and Marines with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), including its embarked units who returned from a seven-month deployment Jul. 18, were treated to a rare shipboard performance by the legendary music artist Jimmy Buffett Aug. 2.
Buffett, who is in the area for
a concert in Virginia Beach, learned that the ship had recently
returned from a deployment and performed for the crew to show his
appreciation for their sacrifice and service.
home,” said Buffett. “Both Kearsarge and I were born in Pascagoula,
Mississippi so I feel a kindred spirit to your wonderful ship.”
thanked the crew for their humanitarian assistance and disaster relief
to the people of Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane
“We decided to come play for you to thank you all for what you do for us,” said Buffett. “The least we could do is come take you away to Margaritaville.”
From Broadway.com: Trouble turns funny, songs get sung and one good song will last all night long! Newcomers Chris Clark and Sarah Hinrichsen will star in the upcoming national tour of Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville. They’ll play Tully and Rachel, respectively, in the road production of the Broadway musical, where they’ll be joined by Shelly Lynn Walsh as Tammy and Peter Michael Jordan as Brick. The Margaritaville tour will kick off at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI, on September 29, before heading to over 35 cities across the U.S. in the first year.
“This talented cast has been hand-selected to share and celebrate the story, music and lifestyle of this show on its first national tour,” said Jimmy Buffett, in a statement to the press. “I am thrilled that this group of performers will transform theaters into Margaritaville each evening. Margaritaville started out as an idea, but now you can actually spend an evening there, and get your mind on island time.”
Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all—and stay to find something they never expected. Get ready for a hilarious and heartwarming musical with the most unforgettable songs from one of music’s greatest storytellers.
If you want to escape to Margaritaville, just head to the Providence Performing Arts Center next month.
Jimmy Buffett’s musical comedy premieres at PPAC on Sept. 29.
Speaking to reporters Thursday morning, the singer-songwriter said having spent plenty of time on the East Coast before, he’s excited the show kicks off its North American tour in Providence.
“I know this market pretty well, and I’m honored that y’all are the first ones to have us,” he said.
Buffet said the show brings a diverse audience and it’s mostly for all ages.
“You can plug their ears a couple times but it’s nothing really bad, you know?” he said with a laugh.
Buffett hopes—like the name of the show says—it will give the audience an escape.
“Well, I think it’s obvious in the times we live that an oasis in anybody’s life is where you can go and have two hours of fun and get away from the hectic world that we seem to be living in these days is good for everybody,” he said.
Buffett also kicks off an international tour next month. When asked if fans can expect to see him make any special appearances between tour dates, he said, “there’s a good possibility” he shows up.
As for what’s next, Buffett said he has some ideas in the works.
“I’m going to rehearsals in New York because I’m going to pitch myself as a potential part-time role where I can slip on stage. I don’t want to just come sing Margaritaville, I want to act [laughs] about that much,” he joked.
“Escape to Margaritaville” runs at PPAC Sept. 29 through Oct. 5.
Tickets are on sale now at the PPAC box office, by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or by visiting ppacri.org.
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band’s “Son Of A Son Of A Sailor High Tide Tour” continued last night at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA. The set list from the show is now available. Some highlights from the show included “Another Saturday Night”, “Love And Luck”, and “Tin Cup Chalice”.
Jimmy Buffett upgraded his 33 foot Freeman catamaran to a custom built 44 foot Freeman with a seafoam green hull. The hull and quad Yamaha 300 outboards were shipped from Freeman’s facility in Summerville, SC to Merritt’s Boat and Engine Works in Pompano Beach, FL.
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band’s “Son Of A Son Of A Sailor High Tide Tour” continued last night at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY. The set list from the show is now available. Some highlights from the show included “Lone Palm” and “Great Heart”.