Jimmy Buffett who has eschewed lengthy tours in recent years, preferring to play shows in short stints--plans to perform at an upcoming Hurricane Katrina benefit show in New York, and has also added a Portland, OR, date to his schedule
Buffett claims a spot on the bill of the hurricane "From the Big Apple to the Big Easy," set for Sept. 20 at New York's Madison Square Garden. Dave Matthews, Lenny Kravitz, Simon & Garfunkel and Elton John are also scheduled to perform at the show, which will air as a live pay-per-view telecast. Tickets are on sale now.
Meanwhile, Buffett will sandwich the newly confirmed Portland gig between two previously announced October shows in Las Vegas. Tickets for the Portland show hit the market Saturday (9/17), according to Buffett's www.margaritaville.com.
On Nov. 8, Buffett is set to release a live CD/DVD titled "Live in Fenway Park," which was recorded at the historic Boston ballpark on Sept. 10 and Sept. 12, 2004. The collection includes 2 CDs that contain 32 songs, plus a bonus DVD with performances of 15 songs.