The Mavericks announce 30th anniversary world tour

Tour to run from June to November 2019

In 2019, multi-platinum, Grammy-winning, rock ’n’ roll-country-Tejano phenomenon The Mavericks celebrate 30 years of entertaining millions of people around the world with a whirlwind of new activity.

The Miami-born band — back and better than ever since its reunion in 2012 — will mark three decades of uniting great Latino and American music traditions with a series of special events that celebrate a great past and look forward to the future. Over the summer and fall, the Mavericks will perform a unique version of their renowned live show that has won over crowds internationally, including appearances at some of the finest venues in Europe, Canada, the U.S., and the U.K.

With special staging and a unique narrative, this anniversary show will re-imagine the group’s catalog, from their early days in Miami’s punk and alternative scene through their chart-topping years in the 90’s and 2000’s and right up to their reunion and creative rebirth. As well as telling story of the Mavericks, the shows will chart the many ways in which they have intertwined traditional Tex-Mex, Latino, Norteño and Tejano music with country, rock ’n’ roll and the great American songbook — a true American story of cross-cultural inspiration.

“We’re going to be bringing stuff out from the very early material right up to the most current,” explains guitarist and long-time Maverick Eddie Perez. “And we’re going to present that in a way that’s a little special. A real production, shall we say!”

When they reunited in 2012, the Mavericks promised one another that they would never become a nostalgia act and they’ve been as good as their word.

“I’m not one to look back, I never have been,” says co-founder, singer and key songwriter Raul Malo. “I always want to move forward with our music and look to the future, and our fans want that too — they always respond really well to every new album.

“But if you can’t celebrate 30 years in such a tough business as the music industry, what can you celebrate? I’m proud that we’ve made our mark and it’s good to celebrate that. I think we’ve found the perfect way to mark these 30 years without thinking only about the past and I’m really excited to get out and play these shows.”

Now releasing music and developing artists for their own Mono Mundo Recordings label, running their own live shows and controlling every aspect of their career, the Mavericks are in charge of their own destiny — and they’re enjoying it.

“The reason for our longevity is that we’ve been able to take control of the music we play, how we play it, and where and when we play it,” says drummer and co-founder Paul Deakin. “We’ve made enough mistakes once, twice or three times, but now we run the show. We can keep the creative spark that’s so central to what we do.”

Few bands get to see even ten years in this business, let alone thirty. With a past to be proud of and a future still to be written, it’s time to celebrate the Mavericks once more.

The Mavericks 30th Anniversary World Tour Dates:

6/1 – ASBURY PARK, NJ – The Stone Pony
6/2 – ASBURY PARK, NJ – The Stone Pony
6/6 – LEBANON, NH – Lebanon Opera House
6/7 – SHELBYVILLE, DE – The Freeman Stage
6/8 – NEW YORK, NY – Beacon Theatre
6/13 – TILBURG, NL – 013 Poppodium
6/14 – GRONINGEN, NL – De Oosterport
6/16 – BRUSSELS, BLG – Ancienne Belgique
6/19 – GLASGOW, UK – SEC Armadillo
6/20 – BATH, UK – The Forum
6/21 – BIRMINGHAM, UK – O2 Academy Birmingham
6/23 – TUNBRIDGE WELLS, UK – Black Deer Festival
6/24 – GATESHEAD, UK – Sage Gateshead
6/26 – LONDON, UK – Hackney Empire
6/27 – MANCHESTER, UK – Albert Hall
6/28 – GLASTONBURY, UK – Glastonbury
7/5 – MARICOPA, AZ – Harrah’s AK-Chin
7/6 – TAOS, NM – Kit Carson Park
7/7 – BEAVER CREEK, CO – Vilar Performing Arts Center
7/8 – DENVER, CO – Denver Botanical Gardens
7/14 – WEBSTER, MA – Indian Ranch
7/21 – LICHTENVOORDE, NL – Zwarte Cross Festival
7/23 – HUBER HEIGHTS, OH – Rose Music Center
7/25 – GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Frederik Meijer Gardens
7/26 – AURORA, IL – RiverEdge Park
7/27 – BOWLER, WI – North Star Casino Resort
8/1 – CHICOUTIMI, QC – Festivale des Rhythmes du Monde
8/2 – LAKE CHARLES, LA – The Golden Nugget
8/17 – HARLEYSVILLE, PA – Philly Folk Festival
8/18 – ANNAPOLIS, MD – Maryland Hall
8/23 – MONTGOMERY, AL – Montgomery Performing Arts Center
8/24 – BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC – Strings & Suds Festival
8/25 – GAINESVILLE, GA – Atlanta Botanical Gardens
8/28 – SYRACUSE, NY – New York State Fair
8/29 – LENOX, MA – Tanglewood
8/30 – LOWELL, MA – Boarding House Park
8/31 – CHARLESTOWN, RI – Rhythm & Roots Festival
9/5 – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Tower Theatre
9/7 – DALLAS, TX – Statler Ballroom
9/13 – NASHVILLE, TN – Ryman Auditorium
9/20 – CINCINNATI, OH – Taft Theatre
9/21 – ROANOKE, VA – Baconfest
9/22 – DURHAM, NC – Carolina Theatre
9/26 – LOUISVILLE, KY – Brown Theatre
9/27 – ANDERSON, IN – Terrace Showroom
9/28 – COLUMBIA, MO – Roots N Blues N BBQ Fest
10/3 – MILWAUKEE, WI – Pabst Theater
10/5 – DUBUQUE, IA – Diamond Jo Casino
10/6 – DES MOINES, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place
10/8 – SIOUX FALLS, SD – Orpheum Theatre
10/10 – FARGO, ND – Fargo Theatre
10/11 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – State Theatre
10/12 – BISMARCK, ND – Belle Mehus Auditorium
10/15 – KELOWNA, BC – Kelowna Community Theatre
10/16 – EDMONTON, AB – Winspear Centre Enmax Hall
10/17 – CALGARY, AB – Macewan Hall Ballroom
10/19 – RED DEER, AB – Memorial Centre
10/21 – SASKATOON, SK – TCU Place
10/22 – WINNIPEG, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
10/24 – SAULT STE MARIE, ON – Sault Community Theatre
10/26 – OTTAWA, ON – Meridian Theatres at Centerpoint
10/27 – LONDON, ON – Centennial Hall
10/28 – KITCHENER, ON – Centre in the Square
10/30 – TORONTO, ON – Danforth Music Hall
10/31 – TARRYTOWN, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall
11/1 – TARRYTOWN, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall
11/2 – TARRYTOWN, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall
11/8 – NEW BRAUNFELS, TX – Gruene Hall
11/9 – NEW BRAUNFELS, TX – Gruene Hall
11/10 – NEW BRAUNFELS, TX – Gruene Hall

Author: Buddy Iahn

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