Workin’ and Playin’ in Chicago

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Workin’ and Playin’ in Chicago

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band brought the Workin’ n Playin’ tour to the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Chicago last night.

The set list from the show is now available. Buffett and the band played 24 songs including “It’s My Job”, “That’s My Story and I’m Stickin’ To It” (last played June 26th 2007 in Camden, NJ), and a “Banana Republics” / “Cowboy In The Jungle” medley for the final encore.

Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks was a special guest for the show and brought out the Stanley Cup during the song “Volcano” (related story). Kane was a guest on the Bing and Bong show before the show and poured some Landshark Lager into the Stanley Cup.
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The next leg of the tour resumes on August 13th at the First Niagara Pavilion in Pittsburgh, PA.

Buffett was in Chicago on Wednesday night and had dinner at Shaw’s Crab House. Jimmy enjoyed some oysters and gumbo (in a white sports coat).
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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2015/06/28/23908/


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Workin’ and Playin’ in Detroit

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band brought the Workin’ n Playin’ tour to the West Riverfront Park in Detroit, MI last night.

The set list from the show is now available. Buffett and the band played 26 songs including “Off To See The Lizard”, “Last Man Standing”, “Scarlet Begonias”, and “Tin Cup Chalice” for the final encore.

The Detroit Free Press has a review of the show: “Jimmy Buffett and fans bring the beach party to Detroit riverside

Jimmy Buffett played his first show at Detroit’s new West Riverfront Park, drawing a colorfully attired Parrothead crowd that appeared to number more than 18,000 for a daylong party.

Reaching well back into his catalog — as he’d do frequently throughout the night — Buffett kicked off with the piano-fueled, horn-flecked “Ragtop Day,” seaside-smooth “Off to See the Lizard” and feel-good “License to Chill,” with Landreth back onstage for a guest guitar spot.

A gray day had morphed into a perfectly lovely evening for a crowd that appeared to number more than 18,000 — what would mark the biggest gathering yet at the year-old Detroit park.


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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2015/06/26/23773/


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Buffett records video for Playing For Change

A recent post on Facebook says that Jimmy Buffett recorded a video for The Grateful Dead tribute “Playing For Change”

From Facebook: Boss doing his part in Playing For Change’s soon to be released ‘Ripple’ video. As Jerry Garcia said, “Let there be songs to fill the air…” (the Montauk Lighthouse is in the background)


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In honor of The Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary and final show, Playing For Change will soon release a brand new Song Around The World covering The Grateful Dead’s 1970 classic, “Ripple.” Featuring an eclectic cadre of legendary artists, including new and veteran Playing For Change musicians, “Ripple” will be released on July 5th as the 50th and final video of JamBase’s Grateful Dead tribute series, “Songs Of Their Own.”

Net proceeds from “Ripple,” and associated merchandise and sponsorship opportunities, will benefit the Playing For Change Foundation’s music schools and programs for children worldwide.


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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2015/06/24/23710/


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Buffett asked about doing a New Album

From MacombDaily.com: “Sound Check: New music is on Jimmy Buffett’s horizon

It almost makes you forget Buffett makes records, too. But he does — and has for 45 years this summer. His releases started going Top 5 during the ’90s, and he nailed his first No. 1 with 2004’s “License To Chill.” But Buffett — whose empire also includes restaurants, satellite radio, Internet radio and TV stations and his own record label — says he, like so many other artists, is taking his time figuring out the best way to release music in the digital age.

“Will we do another album? I don’t know the answer to that,” Buffett, 68, says by phone. “We’re just trying to find the system where the next batch of new music goes. It’s certainly not like it was when I started out, or for most of my career, for that matter.”

“For me, an album is just about adding something; if you like this, you can add it to the collection,” he explains. “I’m not out there trying to win hits or chase Grammys or (stuff) like that. I’m just trying to stay in the game at our level.”

Buffett sees the potential for using the digital world to his advantage, too — such as live or filmed streams of him and the band in the studio working on new music, and possibly investing the Parrotheads in the process.

“We can have ’em in there watching us make it, and they can say what songs they want — that’s the kind of thing I’m looking at,” he says. He also hopes that seeing an album being made will make fans more apt to actually buy it when it comes out.

“The beauty of having the other guys in the same room is you can switch gears and automatically make changes or go on to something else instead of having the one idea you’ve been presented with and having to bang your head against the wall to make it work,” he explains. “Truth be told, that’s the way it should be. That’s the way we made the last few albums, and it was an amazing experience. I think we all really, really enjoyed that, and I think that’s something people would enjoy seeing.”


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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2015/06/24/23707/


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Workin’ and Playin’ in Cincinnati

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band brought the Workin’ n Playin’ tour to the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati OH.

The set list from the show is now available. Buffett and the band played 26 songs including “Take Another Road” (last played 06-23-2011 Camden, NJ), “Bank Of Bad Habits”, “Havana Daydreamin’”, “The Great Filling Station Holdup”, “Gypsies In The Palace”, and “Defying Gravity” for the final encore.

The tour continues on Thursday June 25, 2015 at the West Riverfront Park in Detroit, MI.


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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2015/06/24/23705/


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Workin’ and Playin’ in Bristow VA

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band brought the Workin’ n Playin’ tour to Jiffy Lube Live last night in Bristow, VA.

The set list from the show is now available. Buffett and the band played 25 songs including “Surfing in a Hurricane” (last played Sept 2, 2011 Bristow VA), “It’s My Job” (last played Sept 23 2012 Melbourne AU), and “Tin Cup Chalice” for the final encore.

Before the show began Jimmy performed “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” with Mac McAnally and Peter Mayer on guitars. Buffett also announced that Huey Lewis and the News will be the opening act for the New Year’s Eve show at the Barclays Center in New York City.

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The tour continues on Tuesday June 23rd at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH.


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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2015/06/21/23621/


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Buffett in People Magazine

Jimmy Buffett is in the June 29th issue of People Magazine on page 88 in the Second Look feature (see if you can find the differences in these two pictures).  The photo is from the Jurassic World premiere after party in Hollywood on June 9th. Click on the picture below to enlarge.

Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2015/06/20/23600/


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Buffett to perform New Years Eve in NYC

From Margaritaville.com: Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will ring in the New Year at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Dec. 31, 2015. The show will mark Buffett’s first New Year’s Eve show in New York City. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale in September. During the Brooklyn show, the world-renowned Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC will broadcast a special Jimmy Buffett performance live from Barclays Center.

Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2015/06/18/23508/


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Reaction to Buffett’s appearance in Jurassic World

From Buzz Feed: “The Hero Of “Jurassic World” Is Not Chris Pratt, But The Man Double-Fisting Margaritas

Nicole: “You know that person who grabs two margaritas while being chased by a T-Rex in Jurassic World? I’m that person”

Amelia: “The guy in Jurassic world who ran away from the dinosaur Holding two glasses of margarita is the real mvp”

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From US Magazine: “Jurassic World Secrets: Jimmy Buffett Is the Man Double Fisting Margaritas During Pterodactyl Attack

In a memorable scene from the film in which the deadly flying dinosaurs attack a large crowd, one man is spotted jumping up from his chair, grabbing two margaritas, and rushing to safety. Though it was a split-second shot, many of the millions of viewers where quick to call out the “heroic” moment on Twitter. (A cartoon reenactment has been thankfully posted on Tumblr for those who haven’t seen the movie yet.)

Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2015/06/17/23497/


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Margaritaville Hollywood Resort Hiring Event

The new Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is looking for hundreds of employees. The resort, set to open this summer, will have job fairs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23 to 25 at Hollywood’s Hillcrest Golf and Country Club, 4600 Hillcrest Drive, a hotel spokeswoman said Thursday.

Last month, the 349-room, 17-story resort began accepting reservations for stays beginning Oct. 1. Room rates started at $259 a night, in accommodations that include 151 king rooms, 154 queen rooms and 44 suites.

The $147 million resort at Johnson Street and State Road A1A will include eight restaurants and bars, oceanside pools, a FlowRider wave ride, spa and fitness center and 30,000 square feet of convention space.

Signs have already gone up on some of its eateries such as the Margaritaville Restaurant and LandShark Bar Grill, according to a post June 5 on the resort’s Facebook page.

For a list of available jobs and requirements, go to margaritavilleresorts.com/careers/hiring-event.

Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2015/06/16/23471/


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