Verizon Arena in North Little Rock announced Thursday that Jimmy Buffett will bring his "Welcome to Fin Land Tour" to the arena at 8 p.m. March 1.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 14. Prices are $136, $76 and $36.

"The Verizon Arena is beyond excited to host our first ever Jimmy Buffett concert," Michael Marion, the arena's general manager, said in a news release. "He has been the No. 1 most requested artist and everyone is thrilled at his long-awaited return to Arkansas."

Yep, the man behind "Cheeseburger in Paradise," "Margaritaville," "A Pirate Looks at 40" and bunch of other beachin' and drinkin' songs you know by heart is finally coming back to Arkansas. So, well, let's just get this out of the way right now:



There now! The "Fin Land" tour comes as Buffett continues to promote his latest offering, "Encores," a live double album of the singer/songwriter's encore performances.

We'll have more on the concert soon. Meanwhile, here's the full news release from Verizon Arena:

North Little Rock, AR (Thursday, January 5, 2012) --- North Little Rock, the wait is over.

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at VERIZON ARENA for one night only on THURSDAY March 1 at 8pm, as part of Jimmy Buffett’s “WELCOME TO FIN LAND” Tour 2012.

Michael Marion, the General Manager, said, "The Verizon Arena is beyond excited to host our first ever Jimmy Buffett concert. He has been the #1 most requested artist and everyone is thrilled at his long awaited return to Arkansas."

Local Parrotheads won't want to miss their chance to soak in the full Margaritaville experience.

Encores, Jimmy’s newest release, is a live acoustic double CD, featuring 22 of Jimmy's intimate final encore songs recorded in different U. S. cities as well as Paris during the 2009 tour. This unique collection showcases Jimmy solo acoustic (12 songs), includes some special guests and is unlike anything he's released before.

TICKET PRICES: $136, $76, $36
Tickets on sale Saturday, January 14 @ 10am.
Eight-ticket limit per customer.

Tickets available at the Verizon Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or on line at HYPERLINK "http://www.ticketmaster.com" Tickets for Concerts, Sports, Arts, Theater, Family, Events, more. Official Ticketmaster site.
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