Jimmy Buffett Tickets for Sale
The 2013 Jimmy Buffett tour is entitled the “Songs from St. Somewhere” tour. This tour is a rarity, one built around not only his established hits, but his first new work of the decade. The album, which shares the name of the tour, is due out August 23, 2013 and is going to be released through Mailboat Records, the label he started back in 1999. The tour started with a few warm up dates in Florida in February, but the majority of Jimmy Buffett tickets are going to be available in the summer.
This is par for the course for his parrotheads. They will be able to enjoy his live performances from now through October 26, 2013, when he will end the tour schedule in Las Vegas. He is not going to play as intense a schedule as he has in years past, but Buffett’s fans will still enjoy the chance to enjoy 2 to 5 shows a month leading up to that final show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Until then, the man is giving the Great Lake states and a few East Coast destinations a much needed opportunity to sing along to “Margaritaville” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise”.
Jimmy Buffett was born on December 25, 1946 in Pascagoula, Mississippi and raised near Mobile, Alabama. There he lived a typical life, playing a little bit of trombone in his school band and enjoying the trials and tribulations of everyday life. All this makes it seem unlikely he would become the musician whose Jimmy Buffett tickets would become stuff of legend and who would command an army of Parrotheads.
But, he did manage to reach such acclaim thanks to a terrific union of coastal music and a western sound. He cultivated this sound after picking a guitar his freshman year in college and combining a few simple chords with lyrics that celebrated the life he grew to enjoy on the Gulf. Of course, the appreciation for this sound only came years after busking and a stint as a writer for Billboard magazine.
Jimmy Buffett finally broke through as an artist in the country genre in the 1970s. His first six albums fell on mostly deaf ears, but Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes went platinum and reached number two on the Billboard 200. It remained his best charting album until a couple of releases finally hit number one in the 21st century. Still these early albums gave the future parrotheads their concert playlist, with “Margaritaville”, Cheeseburger in Paradise” and “Volcano” all released before the year 1980.
In the 1980s Jimmy Buffett began to abandon the recording studio. He noted that he made much more money selling concert tickets for his tours than he did peddling material to be sold in record stores. So, he began the transition from a successful but unappreciated recording artist to a huge touring draw.
This move has meant that his compilation albums, like Songs You Know by Heart and Bats, Beaches, Bars and Ballads would become far more successful than any other purely original recording he would ever release. It also meant that he was free to engage in a little entrepreneurial spirit, opening a chain of cafes and burger joints. Now, in the 2010s, he continues to tour each summer and it appears his millions of fans have no reason to believe they cannot get Jimmy Buffett tickets for the next few years.