Jimmy Buffett Starts the Tour Indoors with Early Arena Dates
A few additional dates have been announced by Jimmy Buffet as he continues backing “Buffet Hotel,” his latest studio album, with a leg in late winter as part of his ongoing tour “Summerzcool.”
The veteran performed has mapped four dates out for next month. He will kick things off in Jacksonville, FL on February 20. Buffett will also be performing in Columbia, SC on February 23, in Orlando, FL on February 24 and in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on February 27. Check Jimmy Buffett Tour concerning dates on future shows.
The latest opus from the 63 year old song writer and singer, “Buffet Hotel,” released last month, is his first studio album release since “Take the Weather With You” in 2006. Buffet said in a recent press statement that a recent visit to West Africa in order to attend the annual music fest, “Festival In The Desert” near Timbuktu, Mali inspired him to write the music for his new album.
Buffett said, I didn’t go into the desert with any pre-conceived ideas of coming back with an album. I just went to look for stories really. When I stepped on the patio of Hotel De La Gare Buffet at Bamako’s train station, it was that story that ended up as the album’s name and title track. The hotel, better known as Le Buffet Hotel was a train station and hotel in the colonial era where music in Mali flourished after the country’s independence in 1960.
The 12 song “Buffet Hotel,” produced by Mac McAnnaly, Mike Utley and Coral Reefers, also contains “Lost In The Sahara- A Desert Memoir From Jimmy Buffett, a 24 page books that contains each song’s liner notes and descriptions by Buffett of his adventures in West Africa that inspired his new album.
2010 Jimmy Buffett Concert Tour
20 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
23 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
24 – Orlando, FL – Amway Arena
27 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BankAtlantic Center