Buffett performs at Comerica Park

Posted on Sunday, July 29th, 2012 at 6:53 am

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band’s “Lounging At The Lagoon” tour got back underway at Comerica Park in Detroit on Saturday night. The set list from the show is now available. Lionel Richie was the opening act and he came back and joined Jimmy and the band for the song “All Night Long”.

The Detroit News has a review of the show: “Jimmy Buffett turns Margaritaville into love letter to Detroit

A sold-out crowd of more than 39,000 Parrotheads turned Comerica Park into Margaritaville Saturday at Jimmy Buffett’s first-ever concert in the city of Detroit. And given the overwhelming success of the show, it would be a surprise if it was his last.

Anyone with the slightest bit of knowledge about Jimmy Buffett could likely guess 75 percent of the setlist, from “Come Monday” to “Volcano” to “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” He spiced up the songs with liberal references to Detroit and the surrounding areas, and turned “Margaritaville” — complete with an assist from Birmingham-bred basketball star Shane Battier on bongos — into a veritable love letter to Michigan. The show included more shout-outs to Detroit than even a Kid Rock concert.

The show does score bonus points for having Lionel Richie as an opener. His hits-packed opening set started the party early, and the vibe continued “All Night Long” — to the point where fans were treated to two performances of Richie’s hit, once during his own set and again during Buffett’s set.

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2012/07/29/13230/

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