Summer is just around the corner, and one of the first signs of the season has started to be unveiled. Perennial touring favorite Jimmy...

Summer is just around the corner, and one of the first signs of the season has started to be unveiled. Perennial touring favorite Jimmy Buffett has started to announce dates for his Summerzcool 2009 tour.

More than 30 dates have been announced so far for Buffet and his backing group, The Coral Reefer Band. The summer-themed jaunt begins with a February 24 concert at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, HI, and followed closely by a second gig on the islands on February 28 at Waikiki Shell in Honolulu.

The remainder of the tour picks up with an April 16 gig at Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA, and continues through a November 24 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. Multiple-night engagements are booked for June 18 and 20 at the Susquehana Bank Center in Camden, NJ; June 25 and 27 at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA; September 3 and 5 at the Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, VA; and October 17 and 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

Buffett was last on the road for the 2008’s The Year of Still Here Tour, which kicked off in April and had steady dates booked through October.

Buffett has toured annually since his 1984 Feeding Frenzy Tour and built a large following off the seasonal treks. His recent outings have continued to rank highly in TicketNews’s exclusive weekly Events Rankings, in both the concert and combined events charts.

Story edited at 7 p.m. on February 2 to reflect the full Summerzcool itinerary.


Jimmy Buffett itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

February 24Maui, HIMaui Arts And Cultural Center
February 28Honolulu, HIWaikiki Shell
April 16Atlanta, GALakewood Amphitheatre
April 18Dallas, TXPizza Hut Park
April 21Charlotte, NCVerizon Wireless Amphitheatre
April 23Raleigh, NCTWC Music Pavilion At Walnut Creek
April 25Tampa, FLFord Amphitheatre
May 14Phoenix, AZCricket Wireless Amphitheatre
May 16Las Vegas, NVMGM Grand Garden Arena
May 19Concord, CASleep Train Pavillion
May 21Irvine, CAVerizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 18, 20Camden, NJSusquehanna Bank Center
June 23Pittsburgh, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
June 25, 27Mansfield, MAComcast Center
August 6Cincinnati, OHRiverbend Music Center
August 8Bridgeview, ILToyota Park
August 11 Indianapolis, INVerizon Wireless Music Center
August 13Detroit, MI DTEEnergy Music Theatre
August 15Bridgeview, ILToyota Park
August 23Atlantic City, NJBoardwalk Hall
August 26Wantagh, NYNikon At Jones Beach Theatre
August 29East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theater
September 3, 5Bristow, VANissan Pavilion
October 15Chula Vista, CACricket Wireless Amphitheatre
October 17Las Vegas, NVMGM Grand Garden Arena
October 21Seattle, WAKey Arena At Seattle Center
October 24Las Vegas, NVMGM Grand Garden Arena
November 19Toronto, ONAir Canada Centre
November 21Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Arena
November 24New York, NYMadison Square Garden