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.

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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 24 Maui, HI Maui Arts And Cultural Center
February 28 Honolulu, HI Waikiki Shell
April 16 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
April 18 Dallas, TX Pizza Hut Park
April 21 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
April 23 Raleigh, NC TWC Music Pavilion At Walnut Creek
April 25 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
May 14 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
May 16 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 19 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavillion
May 21 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 18, 20 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
June 23 Pittsburgh, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
June 25, 27 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
August 6 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
August 8 Bridgeview, IL Toyota Park
August 11 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
August 13 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 15 Bridgeview, IL Toyota Park
August 23 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
August 26 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theatre
August 29 East Troy, WI A lpine Valley Music Theater
September 3, 5 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion
October 15 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
October 17 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
October 21 Seattle, WA Key Arena At Seattle Center
October 24 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
November 19 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
November 21 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
November 24 New York, NY Madison Square Garden