Jimmy Buffett sets summer tour plans

Summerzcool slated to start Feb. 24

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Dates are beginning to trickle out for the 2009 edition of Jimmy Buffett's traditional summer tour schedule, which shows no signs of slowing.

Buffett's "Summerzcool" tour is currently slated to kick off Feb. 24 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and Feb. 28 at the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu. The tour will vsit the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte, N.C., on April 21, and the Time Warner Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, N.C., on April 23, a venue Buffett played for the first time in years in 2008.

A date has also been penciled in at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit on Aug. 13.

Rumored tour dates online include two-night stands at Toyota Park in the Chicago suburb of Bridgeview, the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J., the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass., the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and New York's Madison Square Garden.

Later this year, Buffett, who turned 62 on Christmas Day, will release a live acoustic CD comprised of songs he traditionally performs in the final encore of each show, either alone or with guitarist Mac McAnally. In addition, two Buffett songs -- rerecordings of "Margaritaville" and "Volcano" -- were recently made available for the "Rock Band 2" video game on the Wii.