Jimmy Buffett Catches and Releases Massive Tuna: ‘We’ve Got Too Much in Common’

by Samantha Whidden

While enjoying some much-needed time off from his singing and songwriting on Tuesday (August 24th), music legend Jimmy Buffett shares on his Twitter a video of the catch and release of a massive tuna.

Referencing ’Slack Tide,’ Jimmy Buffett writes, “I’ve got a fish on the line. But there won’t be a feast. We’ve got too much in common. And he shall be released. I’ve seen day turn to night. And watched the changin’ of seasons.  Things don’t just happen. They happen for a reason.”

Jimmy Buffett’s massive tuna video comes just weeks after his performance at the New Orleans Jazz Festival was officially canceled due to health concerns. Buffett was set to perform along with The Rolling Stones. The festival’s organizers revealed that the event will return during its traditional timeframe, with 2022’s event being from April 29th to May 8th. 

Jimmy Buffett Announces Rescheduling of Upcoming Shows

Jimmy Buffett, along with the Coral Reefer Band announced last week that they are rescheduling a few stops on their Life On the Flip Side Tour 2021 to 2022. The following has been rescheduled:

The Wharf Amphitheater – Orange Beach, AL – June 2, 2022
Tuscaloosa Amphitheater – Tuscaloosa, AL – June 7, 2022
Walmart AMP – Rogers, AR – June 9, 2022

Jimmy and his crew declared, “As always we appreciate your understanding. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates.”

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers announced the day before the rescheduling that they were adding more stops to their tour. This includes a stop at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit and Blossom Music Center in Cleveland. Both stops will be in September. 

Jimmy Buffett Recalls Performing Online For First Responders

During a July 2020 interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Jimmy Buffett opened up about performing online for first responders. “Historically, you think about it, in times like this, you still have to have a little fun. You still have to have a rest from what’s going on. And you know, I knew that was the case because we had a history of that.”

Jimmy Buffett also explains that for a long time his music has been used in operating and emergency rooms as a way to help patients calm down. While he wasn’t able to go on tour last year, the musician remained pretty optimistic. “But you know, what’s that? ‘Make lemonade out of lemons.’ I talked to a lot of people, you find some silver linings in all this. And that’s what we’re doing, like, for family and friends.”

Jimmy Buffett goes on to add that he’s still going to keep playing music no matter how old he is. “At 73, you know, I look ahead at people that I know now. You know, we just lost who was a dear friend and a great inspiration, Carl Reiner, at 98. That’s who I look at up there. And then I’ll look at 80-year-olds that are still doing it. And I look at the late-70-year-olds that are still doing it.”