Jimmy Buffett is coming back down under, the last time he played Queensland was over 2 decades ago but he was in Australia for three shows early in 2011.
Finally Jimmy Buffett returns for two special solo-acoustic shows with Mac McAnally this September, with one show each in Brisbane and Melbourne.
Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens will play host to Buffett in a venue first show on Friday 21st September before he heads to Melbourne for a show at the iconic Palais Theatre on Sunday September 23.
“You can’t beat spring weather in Queensland, so to secure such a unique experience for fans, in the outdoors, in a beautiful garden setting in the middle of town, is a great coup,” said Chairman of Chugg Entertainment, Michael Chugg, of the first-time Brisbane venue choice.
Brisbane will have reserved seats, including Sundowners On The Deck and General Admission On The Lawn tickets.
Buffett was Mississippi born, Alabama raised and he views his life as a beach party to which everyone is invited. It’s a party that may never end if the popularity of his music, his embrace of the island escapism lifestyle and tropical persona are anything to go by.
Margaritaville is one of his well known hits and it came in at No. 234 on the Recording Industry Association of America’s list of ‘Songs of the Century’.
Jimmy Buffett has recorded more than 40 albums, most of which have gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum. His concert tours sell-out and are a rite of summer for his affectionately known loyal fans the Parrotheads, fans who don spectacular tropical headwear and outfits for concerts, and are professionals by day.
Mac McAnally, long-time friend, label-mate, co-writer and member of The Coral Reefer Band will join Buffett on stage, he has been Buffett’s guitarist as well as producing and writing partner since the 90’s.
The Sydney Opera House was transformed into a tropical oasis for Buffett’s last shows and had fans creating conga lines in the aisles. The Buffett beach party has been proven contagious and no venue is safe from its atmosphere so fans in Melbourne and Brisbane need to kick back and join the party.
Dress-up, dress-down, it doesn’t really matter as long as you have your conga feet on and are ready to get into the party groove.
Tickets for both shows on sale Wednesday 5 September at 9am.
Friday 21st September
Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane
Ph. 1300 762 545
Sunday 23rd September
Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Ph. 136 100