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Parrotheads on ice: Jimmy Buffett to play Xcel on Dec. 3

Posted by: Chris Riemenschneider Updated: September 20, 2013 - 8:35 AM

Jimmy Buffett performed to fans that swarmed Key West, Fla., in 2011 for the Parrotheads Convention.

Twin Cities Parrotheads finally get to see their man Jimmy Buffett perform in town again, but they’re probably going to have to wear Sorels to the show instead of sandals.

The icon of beachside slackerdom and margarita-soaked afternoons will hit Xcel Energy Center on Dec. 3 with his Coral Reefer Band as part of their “Songs from St. Somewhere” tour. Tickets go on sale Monday, Sept. 30, but prices have not yet been announced. You can probably count on them being top-shelf.

It will be the "Margaritaville" hitmaker's first local gig in nearly a decade, an absence that can largely be attributed to the Twin Cities’ lack of a large amphitheater (he’s an outdoor venue kind of guy). The 66-year-old singer-songwriter’s “Songs from St. Somewhere” – the title of his new record – includes the new single “Too Drunk to Karaoke,” a duet with Toby Keith. Excuse me while I go clean up my coffee spit.

[Photo: AP, Rob O'Neal]

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