Fri, Dec 17, 2021 | 8 pm
All pre-purchased tickets for the previous date of June 14, 2020, and March 21, 2021 are valid for this performance. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mavericks return to the Garde after their standing room only 2019 Christmas concert, for their ‘En Español World Tour’, in support of their new #1 Billboard album!
The eclectic rock and country group has gone through three distinct stages since its founding in Miami in 1989. A period of great success marked by hits like “Dance The Night Away” and “Here Comes My Baby” in the 1990s. A long hiatus from 2003 when the musicians each went their separate ways. And finally, a triumphant reunion in 2012.
In August 2020, The Mavericks released their most recent album ‘En Español’, ushering in the fourth phase of their evolution.
“It’s like we’ve had three different lives,” said Raul Malo, the band’s lead singer, and songwriter, “and this is now a whole new beginning. We’re more or less venturing into uncharted territory. I’m looking forward to it and I’m also a little nervous about it. It’s definitely a new adventure.”
One of the most exciting and joyfully entertaining acts on the touring and festival circuit across the planet. It’s a reputation based on their irrepressible mix of country, Tex-Mex, rockabilly, and Latino sounds plus a riotously entertaining, world-renowned live show.
Led by singer, guitarist, key songwriter, and founder Mavericks member Raul Malo and co-founder/percussionist Paul Deakin, the Mavericks began in Miami when they started out aiming to be a country band, mixing Hank Williams with Johnny Cash or Patsy Cline.
But as time went by other influences came in from Raul’s first-generation Cuban-American stylings to Sinatra. And when they played live it wasn’t to country audiences but to the punk and alternative crowds with acts like Marilyn Manson. Anything went. “We found that our recipe for success was the same thing that sustained us musically: mix it up,” says Paul. “Try things. And we found that nobody sounded like us.”
There was something special in his musical partner too. “Some people say Raul’s become the voice of a generation,” says Paul. “I’d agree with that.” The Mavericks’ rise in the 90s was meteoric. Within a year of forming in 1989 they had signed to MCA Nashville and in 1992 they released their major label debut ‘From Hell To Paradise’.
There were hits on the radio and in the Billboard charts and, from 1994 to 1996, a string of Country Music Awards. Album number three ‘What A Crying Shame’ went US Platinum in 1994 and the following year they won a Grammy for their single ‘Here Comes The Rain’.
And if the USA cooled a little on The Mavericks by the time of their fifth album ‘Trampoline’, 1998’s departure in style for the band, the rest of the world opened up to the classic ‘Dance The Night Away’ – a bona fide worldwide smash which remains a party standard to this day.