Jimmy Buffett: Come for the bottomless margaritas, stay for the beach-country classics that make Kenny Chesney sound like Bob Dylan. Or something like that.
Live Nation announced Thursday morning that the Parrothead In Chief, leader of one of the most bizarre (but laid-back and benign) cults of personality in pop music, will bring his Coral Reefer Band to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on Saturday, June 2.
Buffett returned to the Pavilion last May after taking a brief hiatus of a couple of years. Rocks Off enjoyed the show, mostly because we got to bring our dad. We even missed the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion to take him. He's a big Buffett fan, needless to say, but he was as baffled at the crowd as we were.
"Every last one displayed a degree of devotion to both Buffett and his Peter Pan philosophy we couldn't help but admire," we wrote.
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We also recommend getting there as early as you can, especially because it's Saturday, and soaking up all the Parrothead tailgating around the Pavilion you can before your liver gives out. It's a lot of Bermuda shorts and beach balls.
Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at 800-745-3000. Limit eight tickets per customer. Eight.