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Jimmy Buffett

When:

Tue 18 Apr 2017, 7:00pm

Where: The Opera House, 111 - 113 Manners Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

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The King of ‘Margaritaville’ himself, Jimmy Buffett will be performing two New Zealand shows this April, after an exclusive Byron Bay Bluesfest 2017 performance.

Famous for such classic hits as ‘Cheeseburger in Paradise’, ‘Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes’ and of course the all-time classic ‘Margaritaville’, Jimmy will play Tuesday 18 April at the Opera House in Wellington and Friday 21 April at the Theatre Royal in Christchurch.

For these semi-acoustic shows, Jimmy Buffett will be accompanied by three members of the legendary Coral Reefer Band; Mac McAnally on Guitar and Vocals, Robert Greenidge on Steel Drums, and Eric Darken on Percussion.

For the few that are uninitiated, singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett has become a legend of popular culture. He has recorded over fifty albums, most of which have gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum. His sold-out concert tours are an annual rite of summer for his legions of fans, affectionately known as Parrotheads, many of whom are professionals by day and who dress in spectacular and outrageous tropical outfits and headwear when Jimmy comes to town.

In 2016 the song ‘Margaritaville’ was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for its cultural and historic significance. Only those recordings that have influenced and inspired both music creators and fans for generations are considered for this most special honour.

Fans of Jimmy Buffett are renowned for their dedication, happily traversing the globe to catch his concerts. For New Zealand fans, a change in latitude means that this is your chance to see this legendary artist performing all his hits right here - these are shows not to be missed!

Joining Jimmy for these two very special evenings is Li'l Chuck, The One Man Skiffle Machine – an authentic one man band performing 'good time music with old time style'. Blessed with the ability to handle multiple instruments at a time, he is the master of coordination, cranking out the harmonica, resonator guitar, kick drum, hi hat, kazoo and vocals to give the audience a rollicking good time. A perfect fit for these shows, Li'l Chuck has spent a lifetime rummaging through the drawers of 1930's-50's music, presenting it in the unique style of the street performers from those glory days. Li'l Chuck is also living proof that men can indeed multitask.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday 14 March.

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