FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2016
ALL NIGHT LIVE VOLUME 1 CAPTURES THE PASSION
AND PRECISION OF THE MAVERICKS ON STAGE.
The high-energy project launches the band’s own Mono Mundo Recordings and says “thank you” to fans old and new .
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Live albums, longtime staples of a golden age in rock and roll, are rare nowadays. But the Mavericks have validated the concept once again, launching their new record label with a long, loud landmark project entitled All Night Live Volume 1, set for release October 14, 2016. The Mavericks are considered by many to be one of the greatest live bands of our time, and this masterfully sequenced and mixed collection of curated performances from 2015’s Mono Mundo Tour captures a transcendent musical experience as if from the center of the fifth row at a venue of your dreams.
Besides the standard CD and digital issues, the album will be released in a gatefold double LP with high-impact, highly touchable design and original typography by Dresser Johnson. The die-cut LP jacket and swappable background images on the record sleeves make for an engaging and emotional experience. Because that’s what a Mavericks show is. A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reviewer wrote recently that he was “out of superlatives” after the show: “The cult of Mavs fans walked out knowing they surely just saw the only band in the world that can do all this stuff at once, and this brilliantly.” The L.A. Times put it even more crisply: “This is why human beings make music."
All Night Live Volume 1 marks the band’s first foray into the world of exclusive fan pre-sale in partnership with PledgeMusic. The pre-sale launches today at http://www.pledgemusic.com/themavericks. In addition to the signed (and standard) double LP and CD bundles, fans can order one of Raul Malo’s scarves, a hat from Eddie Perez, and Jerry Dale McFadden’s pink suit from the band’s video “Summertime."
To scan the Mavericks’ packed tour schedule at most times of year is to risk a sense of vicarious exhaustion. For the band it’s exactly the opposite. Shows, even night after night, are their source of energy, passion and pride. The draw of the stage and the physics-defying energy loop of band and audience is what put them on the map in their first 1990s incarnation and what impelled them to reunite in 2012. Moreover, the road show of the Mavericks 2.0 has been so much more than a nostalgia tour for first generation fans. At the heart of their current performances are songs from the two post-reunion albums In Time and Mono. Fans demand to hear them at least as much as the early radio hits.
"After all these years, for us to be able to play the songs that we want to play is a real privilege,” says lead singer and founding member Raul Malo. “And that happens because of this symbiotic relationship between artist and audience."
All Night Live Volume 1 opens a new chapter of the Mavericks’ career as they introduce their new record label, Mono Mundo Recordings. Taking control of their own art and business destiny, after working with several major labels, fits perfectly with the spirit of the Mavericks circa 2016. The band officially consists of commanding tenor singer and guitarist Raul Malo, lead guitarist and vocalist Eddie Perez, keyboardist/singer Jerry Dale McFadden and drummer Paul Deakin. The touring band captured on these recordings is rounded out by the “Fantastic Four”: Max Abrams on sax and percussion, Ed Friedland on upright bass, Matt Cappy on trumpet and Michael Guerra, a multi-instrumentalist who provides the Mavericks’ irresistible Tex-Mex accordion.
This flexible, expert instrumentation allows them to mingle the slap and boogie of old-time rock and roll with the blues and narrative power of country music, the twang of surf music and the enlivening grooves of Cuban and Latin music. It’s a sound utterly unique in popular music today and audiences come unglued in the presence of its polyrhythms and syncopated pulse. And even as the band members display immaculate competence as musicians and ensemble, they radiate charisma and spirit as well. Malo is renowned for his exquisite voice, but he’s a band leader through and through, directing the dynamics on stage and playing fiery guitar as well. Deakin attacks the drum kit like Ringo with the muscles of a bouncer. Perez, who favors silk suits and wide brimmed fedoras, plays electric guitar with equivalent panache, and his solos have a way of evoking go-go girls and desert snakes. Opposite Perez, Jerry Dale McFadden dances with abandon behind his keyboards in candy colored suits. The bottom line: Few bands this excellent are this entertaining and few bands this entertaining are this excellent.
The Mavericks were founded more than 25 years ago by Malo and Deakin as a standout alternative band in a Miami rock scene dominated by hair metal and punk. Improbably, they were noticed by super-producer Tony Brown in Nashville, and when they got signed to innovative MCA Records, they upended expectations in country music. Their blend of Cuban grooves and Bakersfield-inspired twang netted them several CMA and ACM Awards plus a Grammy in 1995. They charted numerous singles and albums while earning accolades as one of the finest live bands in the business. There was some time off and re-jiggering of personnel, but they came back strong with 2013’s In Time and 2015’s Mono, albums that provided abundant material for a refreshed and unmatched stage show.
“We’ve traveled a lot in the last four years. And we’ve come back from a hiatus of nine years to find a brand new purpose — not just to go out and play for tickets and do the oldies,” says Eddie Perez. “Not many bands get to come back from that long to have another moment like this. So I believe it to be quite special.”
All Night Live opens with an insistent four-four cowbell beat, like a call to action that morphs into the soaring horn lines and hard twist of “All Night Long.” The hallmarks of the album as it unfolds are ambiance — a warm roomy feeling coaxed out carefully by engineer Nico Bolas working with co-producer Raul Malo — along with stylistic variety. The Mavericks don’t get caught in a rut. “Stories We Could Tell” swings like Benny Goodman, while “Do You Want Me To” is a sultry, slow-burning blues. “Every Little Thing About You” is magisterial, creating maximum tension with an aching tempo and drummer Deakin clobbering the skins in elegantly relaxed time. Next, “I Said I Love You” brings forth the sweatiest ska pulse since Madness ruled MTV, before pulling off an incredible modulation from minor to major key — a surge of joy that’s designed to drive an audience crazy. Conversely, the following track, a blue-lit and romantic cover of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon,” provides a serene respite before the project heads toward home with a final blast of energy.
The album’s first focus track, “Come Unto Me,” plays out a full epic arc over a glorious 7:25. The room-shaking Tarantino tremolo of Eddie Perez’s guitar solo gives way to a passage of graceful spaciousness featuring a patient Tango from Guerra’s accordion. After Deakin’s drums re-enter (explosively), the song cruises along as up a windy Baja coastal highway and lets the trumpet player show off before the finale. In the set’s nightcap, “We’re Waiting for the World to End,” the band sings and vamps with such audible smiles and such joy that even if it were true, you feel like it’s all going to be okay.
The Mavericks will follow up this October release with a new studio album in April 2017.
To celebrate its live album, the band will spend the late summer and fall months on the road. In September, the band heads west to perform dates in California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington and Idaho, then steering through Texas and into tge Midwest in September, and east in October. Full tour itinerary here: http://www.themavericksband.com/tour/
1. All Night Long
2. All Over Again
3. Stories We Could Tell
4. What You Do To Me
5. Fall Apart
6. Do You Want Me To
7. Back In Your Arms Again
8. As Long As There’s Lovin’ Tonight
9. Pardon Me
11. Every Little Thing About You
12. I Said I Love You
13. Harvest Moon
14. Dance In The Moonlight
15. Come Unto Me
16. Waiting For The World To End
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Pre-sale link open now: http:// www.pledgemusic.com/themavericks
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2016
THE MAVERICKS LAUNCH MONO MUNDO RECORDINGS,
PLAN FOR A BUSY YEAR AHEAD,
WITH TWO ALBUM RELEASES
Live album scheduled as first release of Thirty Tigers-distributed label
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Mavericks, one of the most independent-minded bands in the history of American music, have gone full indie, launching their own record label and announcing two new releases in the year ahead. Mono Mundo Recordings is a partnership that brings together the Mavericks, Nashville distribution and marketing innovators Thirty Tigers and the band’s trusted Ventura, Calif.-based co-producer Niko Bolas. It’s the first time since signing to MCA Records in 1991 that the Mavericks have opted out of the traditional label system.
A live album ( All Night Live, Vol. 1) is set for release in October 2016, and a studio project set for spring of 2017. All this follows the Mavericks’ renewal in 2011 after a hiatus, which led to the most fruitful creative period in their career: The band came blazing back with 2013’s In Time and 2015’s Mono, earning two Grammy nominations and winning the AMA’s Americana Group/Duo of the Year award in 2015. The new label, which puts the Mavericks entirely in charge of their own artistic and business destiny, finds the veteran group as dedicated as ever to its work, its fans and its renowned live shows.
“This was a thought we had sitting on our back porch when we were having conversations about what was going to happen with the band,” says founding member and lead singer/songwriter Raul Malo. “It was always in the back of our mind to do our own label, in partnership with somebody. This is the right parties coming together at the right time.” Malo, who is regarded as one of the finest singers of his generation, adds that the move is exciting and empowering. “It feels like we can do what we want now. I’m really looking forward to this time in the Mavericks’ life.”
David Macias, president and founder of Thirty Tigers, says Mono Mundo Recordings is exactly the kind of progressive, artist-driven project that his company has specialized in for more than a decade. “We find great joy in giving artists the back end support to execute their own vision and these guys have an incredible vision both musically and on the business side,” Macias says. “There’s such craft and soul and vitality to what the Mavericks do, it’s a thrill to go fight for it.”
“They’re doing absolutely everything that they want to musically with a bunch of people that believe in them musically,” says Bolas, the band’s producer/partner, whose track record includes albums with Neil Young, Warren Zevon and LeAnn Rimes.
The Mavericks, founded in Miami by Malo and drummer Paul Deakin, upended expectations in the early 1990s when their blend of Cuban grooves and Bakersfield-inspired twang hit the airwaves through the support of MCA Records and producer Tony Brown. They’ve won several CMA and ACM Awards plus a Grammy Award in 1995, charting numerous singles and albums while earning accolades as one of the finest live bands in the business.
Thirty Tigers is a Nashville based entertainment company, founded in 2002. Following a decade of rapid growth, it has offices in Los Angeles, New York, North Carolina and London. Its collective experience in the music industry ranges from record retail to the film industry to major labels.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 05, 2015
THE MAVERICKS WILL DEBUT NEW ALBUM, MONO,
ON FEBRUARY 17, 2015
Grammy-winning band celebrates one-world theme with
international Mono Mundo Tour in 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Mavericks, who’ve made magic in the studio and delivered their genre-defying sound to live audiences since the early ’90s, will release Mono ( The Valory Music Co.) on February 17, 2015, and two days later will embark on their “one-world” themed Mono Mundo Tour 2015. The Grammy ® -winning band first shared the exciting news from the Ryman Auditorium stage during their Grand Ole Opry® performance on November 13, where they gave a sneak peek at some of the fresh material. They will return to the Opry on February 13 to give Nashville fans an exclusive preview. Get a sneak peek here .
With a Cuban-American lead singer, garage-band ferocity, an intense live show and a deep love of both romance and pure country to go with the polyrhythmic beats they were raised on, The Mavericks were unlikely superstars. Yet their raucous sound broke ground for the country format with hits like “Here Comes the Rain,” “Crying Shame,” “Dance the Night Away” and “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down” and scored the group industry awards in prestigious categories such as Vocal Group and Album of the Year. An indefinite divergence in 2004 led members Raul Malo, Paul Deakin, Eddie Perez and Jerry Dale McFadden in different directions until the 2013 release of In Time (The Valory Music Co.) and subsequent touring. In Time topped many critics’ Best Of lists, including American Songwriter , The Boston Globe , NPR , Los Angeles Times and New York Magazine . The Mavericks’ music has most recently been featured in the movie Grudge Match and ABC’s Nashville.
The new album and international dates follow The Mavericks’ triumphant 2013 return with the critically acclaimed In Time Twenty-Five Live Tour as well as major national TV appearances, including The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, CBS This Morning Saturday and their own PBS special.
A flurry of buzz elicited a hunger for more music, more signature swagger … more of the Mavericks. The Village Voice declared, “in a word or three, The Mavericks are cool as sh*t,” while No Depression praised the band’s “energy of a locomotive barreling down a track at a hundred miles an hour,” adding, “The chemistry between these guys is so good...” Fans from the U.S., Canada, London, Australia, Scotland and places in between turned out for an exhilarating run of live shows throughout the last year of headline dates.
“[We’ve] always defied the odds and expectations … a country band from Miami with a Cuban singer? But it works, because people feel the passion,” explains The Mavericks' guitarist Eddie Perez.
MONO MUNDO TOUR 2015
Thurs., Feb. 19 BOSTON, MA The Wilbur Theater
Fri., Feb. 20 NEW YORK, NY Town Hall
Sat., Feb. 21 GLENSIDE, PA Keswick Theatre
Wed., Feb 25 DUBLIN, IRE Vicar Street
Fri., Feb. 27 MANCHESTER, UK Bridgewater Hall
Sat., Feb. 28 GLASGOW, UK Royal Concert Hall
Sun., March 1 BIRMINGHAM, UK Symphony Hall
Tues., March 3 BRISTOL, UK Colston Hall
Wed., March 4 LONDON, UK Hammersmith Apollo
Sat., March 7 PARIS, FR Divan Du Monde
Sun., March 8 COLOGNE, GER Die Kantine
Mon., March 9 ENSCHEDE, NE Muziektheater
Wed., March 11 HARLEEM, NE Philharmonium
Thurs., March 12 HAMBURG, GER Fabrik
Fri., March 13 GREVE, DEN Portalen
Sat., March 21 DALLAS, TX Majestic Theatre
Mon., March 23 SANTA FE, NM Lensic Performing Arts Center
Wed., March 25 Los Angeles, Ca The Fonda Theatre
Thurs.-Fri., March 26-27 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Great American Music Hall
Sun., March 28 RENO, NV Silver Legacy Casino
Wed., April 1 CHICAGO, IL Thalia Hall
Thurs.-Fri., April 2-3 MILWAUKEE, WI Potawatomi Casino
Sat., April 4 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Pantages Theatre
Thurs., April 9 ATHENS, GA Classic Center Theater
Fri., April 10 JACKSONVILLE, FL Florida Theatre
Sat., April 11 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL Tortuga Festival
Sun., April 12 CLEARWATER, FL Capitol Theatre
Wed., April 15 CORSICANA, TX The Palace Theater
Thurs., April 16 HOUSTON, TX House of Blues
Fri., April 17 DRIFTWOOD, TX Old Settler’s Music Festival
Wed., April 22 HAMILTON, ON Hamilton Place
Thurs., April 23 BELLEVILLE, ON Empire Theatre
Fri., April 24 TORONTO, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
Sat., April 25 MUNHALL, PA Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
More Mono details and tour stops will be announced in the coming weeks. For up-to-date information, visit themavericksband.com .
"Country's coolest, most versatile band, led by the silver-throated Raul Malo, returns with more country infused with elements of world music, rock, jazz and whatever else the group has decided to throw in." —Rolling Stone Country
“…their sound is as sleek as ever. The record was recorded in just five days; that fact alone testifies to how strong they are live.” —The Village Voice
“It’s quite possible these Grammy-winners have never written a bad song; even the sad ones leave the feel-good aftertaste of clean, satisfying songwriting.” —The Village Voice
“With a sound as distinctive as John Fogerty or even Steely Dan, they managed to not only reconstitute themselves, but retain their visionary musically integrity. . . .On Mono, they’ve caught lightning in a bottle yet again.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2014
THE MAVERICKS MARK MORE THAN TWO DECADES TOGETHER
WITH “TWENTY-FIVE LIVE TOUR” BEGINNING FEBRUARY 27
Grammy-winning band’s music tops critics’ lists in 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Celebrating more than two decades of performing together, The Mavericks will embark on the Twenty-five Live Tour February 27 with the same fervor and euphoria they’ve become known for. The Grammy® Award-winning group, who the Village Voice proclaimed “in a word or three . . . are cool as sh*t,” scored a slot on The Boston Globe’s Top 10 Concerts of 2013, http://www.bostonglobe.com.
“While the band was formed in the summer of 1989, our first show wasn’t until months later … making 2014 our twenty-fifth year together and we’re very excited to get back out on the road,” says guitarist Robert Reynolds. “In many ways, our fans have become de facto members of the group and it seems high time we throw a party!”
In spite of a hiatus in 2004, the Mavericks’ musical connection never fizzled, and last February, Cuban-American frontman Raul Malo and vivacious musicians Paul Deakin, Robert Reynolds, Eddie Perez and Jerry Dale McFadden reconnected to release a new album, In Time (The Valory Music Co.). The band’s return has sparked critical acclaim for both their new music and exhilarating live shows. No Depression said the group has “ … the energy of a locomotive barreling down a track at a hundred miles an hour,” adding, “The chemistry between these guys is so good that you wonder why they ever split up.” Armed with an unmatched sound and fresh songs, it’s no wonder In Time found its way onto many music critics’ Best Of lists, including American Songwriter, http://www.americansongwriter.com, The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com, NPRhttp://www.npr.org/blogs/bestmusic2013, Los Angeles Times http://graphics.latimes.com and New York Magazine, http://www.vulture.com.
The Mavericks’ music has most recently been featured in the movie Grudge Match and ABC’s new TV drama Killer Women, in which the band also made a cameo appearance performing "Dance in the Moonlight."
Fans will be treated to new music and hits such as “Here Comes the Rain,” “Crying Shame,” “Dance the Night Away” and “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down,” all of which have earned the Mavericks a plethora of industry awards.
TWENTY-FIVE LIVE TOUR DATES:
Thurs., Feb. 27 CHARLESTON, SC Charleston Music Hall
Fri., Feb. 28 DURHAM, NC Carolina Theatre
Sat., March 1 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA Jefferson Theater
Sun., March 2 ALEXANDRIA, VA The Birchmere
Fri., March 7 MILWAUKEE, WI Northern Lights Theater
Sat., March 8 ROYAL OAK, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Sun., March 9 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Pantages Theatre
Thurs., March 13 SASKATOON, CANADA O'Brian's Event Centre
Fri., March 14 REGINA, CANADA Casino Regina
Sat., March 15 SWIFT CURRENT, CANADA Living Sky Casino
Sun., March 16 WINNIPEG, CANADA Burton Cummings Theatre
Tues., March 18 BRANDON MANITOBA, CANADA West Manitoba Centennial Theatre
Wed., March 19 SHERWOOD PARK, CANADA Festival Place
Thurs., March 20 SHERWOOD PARK, CANADA Festival Place
Fri., March 21 ATHABASCA, CANADA Athabasca Regional Multiplex
Sat., March 22 CALGARY, CANADA Flames Central
Sat., March 29 RENO, NV Silver Legacy Resort & Casino
Sun., March 30 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Great American Music Hall
Tues., April 1 SOLANA BEACH, CA Belly Up Tavern
Thurs., April 3 LOS ANGELES, CA The Fonda Theatre
Sat., April 5 SCOTTSDALE, AZ Talking Stick Resort Showroom
Thurs., April 10 HOUSTON, TX House of Blues
Fri., April 11 AUSTIN, TX ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Sat., April 12 FT. WORTH, TX Main Street Arts Festival
Sun., April 13 HELOTES, TX Floores Country Store
Fri., April 18 KANSAS CITY, MO Knuckleheads Saloon
Fri., April 25 ATLANTA, GA Center Stage
Sat., April 26 NEW ORLEANS, LA JazzFest
Thurs., May 1 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL Parker Playhouse
Fri., May 2 CLEARWATER, FL Capitol Theatre
Sat., May 3 LIVE OAK, FL Suwannee River Jam
Thurs., May 8 NORTHAMPTON, MA Calvin Theatre
Fri., May 9 PORTLAND, ME State Theatre
Sat., May 10 CONCORD, NH Capitol Center for the Arts
Sun., May 11 BOSTON, MA The Wilbur Theatre
Thurs., May 15 SOUTH ORANGE, NJ SOPAC
Fri., May 16 GLENSIDE, PA Keswick Theatre
Sat., May 17 MUNHALL, PA Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
Mon., June 7 MANISTEE, MI Little River Casino Resort
Sat., June 19 RED BANK, NJ Count Basie Theatre
Sun., June 20 WESTBURY, NY The Space at Westbury
Tues., June 22 MORRISTOWN, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
For additional tour information, visit http://themavericksband.com
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