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New Kenny Chesney album coming in September? (Updated 6/5/14)
Kenny Chesney had a grand plan for 2014 – take the year off from touring to focus on making an album. But Chesney never said he was going to stick to his word, though he isn't exactly hitting the road again.
The country heartthrob found one opportunity he couldn't pass up when he was invited by actor Matthew McConaughey and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees to play their benefit on May 17 at the House of Blues. The price to get into the exclusive gig in which Chesney played an hour-long acoustic set? A hefty $350, with all proceeds benefiting McConaughey's charity called Just Keep Livin' Foundation and Brees' charity The Brees Dream Foundation.
Chesney has been working on the aforementioned new album, which is slated to be released in fall 2014, since last October. It will be his 15th studio project, following 2013's "Life on the Rock" and 2012's "Welcome to the Fishbowl." Though no release date has been announced, Chesney sent a rather cryptic tweet to fans on May 28 that said, "9.30.14." A clue, perhaps?
Though he's been off the road and away from the fans, Chesney was the recent recipient of a pretty big honor. The crooner was named in Billboard's recent list of Top Live Acts of the past quarter century, with his live shows having grossed ninth highest on the list. Other artists named included the Rolling Stones, U2 and Bruce Springsteen, and though Chsney took a bread from the road in both 2010 and 2014, he was still able to sell 12,681,629 tickets while playing NFL stadiums around the country.
Jimmy Buffett has new album in the pipe(line) (Updated July 18, 2013)
Jimmy Buffett is back! After a four-year hiatus from the studio, the legendary musician is set to release a brand new album.
With no shortage of islands prefixed by "St" (as if Buffett needed the inspiration), his "Songs from St. Somewhere" is reportedly set to arrive in stores on August 20, 2013 and will feature former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler on guitar. According to a message on the British rocker's official Facebook page, he'll contribute to a song titled "Oldest Surfer on the Beach," which he also penned.
Though other surprise guests are surely in the works, Knopfler is the first to be announced – and probably for good reason. This is not the first time Buffett has worked with Knopfler, as the two collaborated on a version of the 2004 Knopfler song "Whoop de Doo" that Buffett later covered for his 2006 album "Take the Weather with You."
Another name Parrotheads will surely recognize on the album? How about singer/songwriter Will Kimbrough, who has now contributed to Buffett's last four projects. The two also co-wrote the title track to Kimbrough's 2010 LP, "Wings," before Buffett turned around and also cut the tune for one of his own discs.
Buffett has a number of upcoming U.S. tour dates scheduled as part of his ongoing Songs from St. Somewhere trek. He also has two late-September dates on the calendar in Paris, France at Le Trabendo and La Cigale. Knopfler, meanwhile, currently is touring Europe in support of his latest solo effort, "Privateering."
About Jimmy Buffett
Jimmy Buffett has been recording music since 1968 and continues to be a successful artist among his followers, famously known as "Parrotheads." His music is most known for its island and vacation feel. Some of his hit singles include "Margaritaville," "Come Monday," and "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," in which he was featured with country superstar Alan Jackson.
Buffett began his musical career in Nashville, Tennessee and eventually moved to Key West. It was there he combined country, folk and pop music interlaced with the sounds of the islands. Much of the inspiration for his music also comes from his frequent visits to the Caribbean. He now has over 30 albums to his name, including 9 certified Platinum or Multi-Platinum, and his latest success has come in collaborations with country artists. After the success of "It's Five'Oclock Somewhere" in 2003, he was nominated for a CMA Award in 2007 for the song "Hey Good Lookin," featuring Jackson and George Strait. He also partnered with the Zac Brown Band on the song "Knee Deep" in 2010.
Buffett is not only a successful musician, businessman and author, he recently tried his hand at acting when he guest-starred in a season 2 episode of Hawaii Five-0 in 2011. The avid aviator played a veteran helicopter pilot who helped to extract the show's main character, Steve McGarrett, from a messy situation in North Korea. Buffett had previously tried his hand at cameo roles on the small screen, but his Five-0 turn drew rave reviews from fans of the CBS drama, and may lead to other TV appearances.
In May 2012 Buffet announced he was working on a follow-up album to 2009's "Buffet Hotel," telling Billboard magazine that songs such as "Useless and Important Information," are in the running for the album title. He also continues to tour, with tickets often selling out in minutes.
Scoop up some Jimmy Buffet tickets and enjoy the pre-show partying with the Parrotheads almost as much as the show itself.
Jimmy Buffett Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Encores (disc 1)||2010|
|Live in Anguilla||2007|
|Take the Weather With You||2006|
|Live at Fenway Park||2005|
|Live in Hawaii||2005|
|Live in Cincinnati||2004|
|Live in Mansfield, MA||2004|
|License to Chill||2004|
|Meet Me in Margaritaville (disc 2)||2003|
|Live in Las Vegas, NV||2003|
|Live in Auburn, WA||2003|
|Far Side of the World||2002|
|There's Nothing Soft About Hard Times||2000|
|There's Nothing Soft About Hard Times, Volume 2||2000|
|Best of the Early Years||2000|
|Beach House on the Moon||1999|
|BUFFETT LIVE - Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays||1999|
|Buffett Live: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays||1999|
|High Cumberland Jubilee||1998|
|A Pirates Treasure||1998|
|Don't Stop the Carnival||1998|
|Down to Earth||1998|
|All the Great Hits||1994|
|Before the Beach||1993|
|Boats, Beaches, Bars and Ballads||1992|
|Son of a Son of a Sailor||1990|
|Off to See the Lizard||1989|
|Son of a Son of a Sailor/Coconut Telegraph||1986|
|Last Mango in Paris||1985|
|Songs You Know by Heart: Jimmy Buffett's Greatest Hits||1985|
|Live by the Bay||1985|
|One Particular Harbour / Riddles in the Sand||1984|
|Riddles in the Sand||1984|
|One Particular Harbour||1983|
|A1A / Volcano||1982|
|Somewhere Over China||1982|
|You Had to Be There||1978|
|Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes||1977|
|Living and Dying in 3/4 Time||1974|
|A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean||1973|
Top 10 Jimmy Buffett Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|2||Cheeseburger In Paradise||13,339||6,443|
|4||Son Of A Son Of A Sailor||9,273||4,265|
|5||A Pirate Looks At Forty||8,936||4,049|
|6||Why Don't We Get Drunk||6,904||3,926|
|9||Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes||7,593||3,712|
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Jimmy Buffett Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 11/08/2014 New York NY B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 10/25/2014 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 10/23/2014 Berkeley CA Greek Theatre - Berkeley 10/21/2014 Portland OR Moda Center at the Rose Quarter 10/18/2014 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 10/16/2014 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl 09/27/2014 Paris ?? La Cigale 09/26/2014 Paris ?? La Cigale 09/20/2014 New York NY ROCKS OFF Concert Cruise Series 08/30/2014 Hershey PA Hersheypark Stadium 08/23/2014 East Troy WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre 08/21/2014 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 08/19/2014 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 08/16/2014 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 07/26/2014 Detroit MI Comerica Park 07/23/2014 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 07/21/2014 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 07/19/2014 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 07/17/2014 Bethel NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts 07/05/2014 Lewisburg WV West Virginia State Fair 06/28/2014 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 06/26/2014 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 06/24/2014 Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom Music Center 06/21/2014 Frisco TX Toyota Stadium 06/19/2014 Fort Worth TX Coyote Drive-In 05/31/2014 Austin TX Austin360 Amphitheater 05/29/2014 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 05/27/2014 Atlanta GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre 05/24/2014 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 05/03/2014 New York NY ROCKS OFF Concert Cruise Series 04/26/2014 West Palm Beach FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre 04/24/2014 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 04/22/2014 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 04/19/2014 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds
Jimmy Buffett Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/14/2013 Honolulu HI Waikiki Shell 12/05/2013 Tulsa OK BOK Center 12/03/2013 Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 11/30/2013 Louisville KY KFC Yum! Center 10/26/2013 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 10/24/2013 Phoenix AZ US Airways Center 10/22/2013 Denver CO Pepsi Center 10/19/2013 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 10/17/2013 Solana Beach CA Belly Up Tavern 09/26/2013 Paris Ville De Paris Le Trabendo 08/24/2013 East Troy WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre 08/22/2013 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 08/20/2013 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 08/17/2013 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 07/20/2013 Detroit MI Comerica Park 07/18/2013 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 07/16/2013 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 07/13/2013 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 07/03/2013 Bossier City LA Margaritaville Resort Casino 06/29/2013 Chicago IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island 06/27/2013 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 06/25/2013 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 06/22/2013 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 06/20/2013 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 05/04/2013 Frisco TX Toyota Stadium 05/02/2013 Austin TX Austin360 Amphitheater 04/30/2013 Atlanta GA Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood 04/27/2013 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 02/07/2013 Jacksonville FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 02/05/2013 Pensacola FL Pensacola Bay Center 02/02/2013 Sunrise FL BB&T Center
Jimmy Buffett Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 10/27/2012 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 10/25/2012 Boise ID Taco Bell Arena 10/23/2012 Seattle WA Key Arena 10/20/2012 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 10/18/2012 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 09/23/2012 St Kilda ?? Palais Theatre 09/21/2012 Brisbane Qld Botanic Gardens 09/01/2012 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 08/30/2012 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 08/28/2012 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 08/25/2012 East Troy WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre 08/04/2012 Atlantic City NJ Boardwalk Hall 08/02/2012 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 07/31/2012 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 07/28/2012 Detroit MI Comerica Park 06/30/2012 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 06/28/2012 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 06/26/2012 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 06/23/2012 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 06/09/2012 Atlanta GA Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood 06/07/2012 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 06/02/2012 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 05/30/2012 Austin TX ACL Live At The Moody Theater 05/30/2012 Austin TX ACL Live At The Moody Theater 04/21/2012 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 04/19/2012 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 04/17/2012 Des Moines IA Wells Fargo Arena 04/14/2012 Omaha NE CenturyLink Center Omaha 03/30/2012 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 03/18/2012 Honolulu HI Waikiki Shell 03/08/2012 San Jose CA SAP Center 03/03/2012 Louisville KY KFC Yum! Center 03/01/2012 North Little Rock AR Verizon Arena 02/28/2012 Tallahassee FL Donald L. Tucker Center 02/25/2012 Birmingham AL BJCC Arena 02/04/2012 Orlando FL Amway Center 02/02/2012 North Charleston SC North Charleston Coliseum 01/31/2012 Jacksonville FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 01/28/2012 Miami FL American Airlines Arena
Jimmy Buffett Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 10/22/2011 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 10/20/2011 Phoenix AZ Desert Sky Pavilion 10/18/2011 Denver CO Pepsi Center 10/15/2011 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 09/01/2011 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 08/27/2011 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 08/25/2011 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 08/23/2011 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 08/19/2011 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 07/23/2011 Bridgeview IL Toyota Park 07/21/2011 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 07/19/2011 Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom Music Center 07/16/2011 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 06/23/2011 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 06/21/2011 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 06/18/2011 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 05/28/2011 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 05/26/2011 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 05/24/2011 Atlanta GA Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood 05/21/2011 Frisco TX Toyota Stadium 05/05/2011 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 05/03/2011 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 04/30/2011 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 04/23/2011 West Palm Beach FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre 04/21/2011 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 04/19/2011 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 04/16/2011 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds
Jimmy Buffett Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 10/23/2010 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 10/21/2010 Irvine CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - CA 10/19/2010 Portland OR Moda Center at the Rose Quarter 10/16/2010 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 09/04/2010 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 09/02/2010 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 08/31/2010 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 08/14/2010 Bridgeview IL Toyota Park 08/12/2010 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 08/10/2010 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 08/07/2010 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 06/26/2010 East Troy WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre 06/22/2010 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 06/19/2010 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 06/17/2010 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 05/22/2010 Frisco TX Toyota Stadium 05/20/2010 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 05/17/2010 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 05/15/2010 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 05/01/2010 Nashville TN Sommet Center 04/29/2010 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 04/27/2010 Atlanta GA Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood 04/24/2010 Vail CO Gerald Ford Amphitheatre 02/27/2010 Sunrise FL BB&T Center 02/25/2010 Orlando FL Amway Center 02/23/2010 Columbia SC Colonial Life Arena 02/20/2010 Jacksonville FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Jimmy Buffett Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 11/24/2009 New York NY Madison Square Garden 11/21/2009 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 11/19/2009 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 11/17/2009 Charlottesville VA John Paul Jones Arena 11/14/2009 Orlando FL Amway Center 09/05/2009 Bristow VA Nissan Pavilion 09/03/2009 Bristow VA Nissan Pavilion 08/29/2009 East Troy WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre 08/26/2009 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 08/23/2009 Atlantic City NJ Boardwalk Hall 08/15/2009 Bridgeview IL Toyota Park 08/13/2009 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/11/2009 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 08/08/2009 Bridgeview IL Toyota Park 08/06/2009 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center