Jimmy Buffett Returns to Australia for Brisbane, Melbourne Shows
Parrotheads down under have reason to celebrate – Jimmy Buffett is heading your way.
When Buffett played two nights at the Sydney Opera House in January, it was the first time he had been to Australia in decades. Demand was so great that a third show was added, and now the “Margaritaville” singer will play one show each in Brisbane and Melbourne.
The first show will be an outdoor show at the Mt. Coot-tha Botanic Gardens on September 21, and then Buffett will appear at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on September 23. Neither show will feature Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, but instead will be acoustic shows featured just Buffett and guitarist Mac McAnally. The latter is a member of the Coral Reefer Band, and has also been Buffett’s writing partner and producer for the past couple of decades.
The two new dates are among only a handful Buffett has scheduled for the rest of the year. He will play a run of three dates on the eastern coast of the U.S. before heading to Australia. The first will be August 28 in Philadelphia, then he will head to Wantagh, N.Y. on August 30 and play a show in Washington D.C. on September 1. Once he gets back to North America, he has two Las Vegas dates before the end of the year, the first on October 20 and the second a week later on October 27.
Buffett last released an original studio album in 2009 with Buffet Hotel. That album featured many songs co-written by Buffett and Will Kimbrough and/or Tommy Womack. Both of those songwriters are folk musicians based out of Nashville. His most recent platinum album was 2004’s License to Chill, which is the only Buffett record that has ever reached number one on the Billboard 200 album charts.