Less than a year after releasing the CD/DVD “Live at Fenway Park,” Jimmy Buffett will release a two-DVD set chronicling a stop at baseball’s other pre-eminent shrine: Chicago’s Wrigley Field. “Live at Wrigley Field” will arrive Aug. 1 via Buffett’s own Mailboat label.
The DVDs will contain 26 songs from Buffett’s two-day doubleheader at the 92-year-old home of the Cubs, culled from two September 2005 shows. The set includes covers of Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days” and Steve Goodman’s “City of New Orleans,” performed by Buffett and guitarist Mac McAnally from the bleachers, as well as ukelele virtuoso Jake Shimabakuro’s pre-show version of the national anthem.
Also included are backstage extras, footage of construction of the centerfield stage and a handful of bonus features. The release marks the first time a full-length Buffett concert has been available on DVD.
Buffett spent part of his spring at his Shrimp Boat Studios in Key West, Fla., recording tracks for his forthcoming studio record, “Party at the End of the World,” due this fall.
The DVD of the teen comedy/drama, “Hoot,” which he co-produced and had a small role in, will be released Aug. 15. The artist’s summer “Party” tour continues Aug. 1 at the Tweeter Center in Camden, N.J.