Reuniting in 2012 after an eight year hiatus, The Mavericks are back with a new album, In Time, and will perform at The Playhouse in Fredericton on Friday, Nov. 15 and at The Schooner Room at Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax on Saturday, Nov. 16.
The country-steeped garage band with a Cuban American lead singer that had emerged from Miami in 1989 with their sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity, and vintage influences has reunited in 2012 after an eight-year hiatus. Time has a way of melting when you’re busy living life – and two decades have passed since their polyrhythmic brand of post-modern country has given the world “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down,” “Here Comes The Rain,” and “Dance The Night Away.”
With their new album, time melts once again, and the band that defied definitions, blurred genres, and made everybody feel good is back. The “most interesting band in the world” has captured the infectious energy and robust sound from their live shows on their new Valory Music release In Time. Songs like “Dance In The Moonlight,” the Orbison-esque “Born To Be Blue,” the horn-punctuated retro noir “Back In Your Arms Again,” and the Tejano-esque “All Over Again” show that the Mavericks have once again found the way to make genre-defying soul music.
For Raul Malo, the lead singer with the rich supple voice that’s second to only Roy Orbison in its ability to convey lonesomeness, desire, and vivre; drummer Paul Deakin and multi-instrumentalist Robert Reynolds; as well as longtime collaborator keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden and seasoned guitarist Eddie Perez, life has become richer in terms of experience, playing acumen, and a sense of their own musicality. It has also deepened the connection between them in a way that heightens the singular chemistry that made the Grammy Award-winning band one of the most exciting live acts in any musical genre.
Getting back to being what they are underscores everything about The Mavericks’ return to form – the ferocity of their playing, the singularity of their intent – and yes, the copious sense of exuberance that infuses every note of the album.
TICKETS FOR BOTH SHOWS GO ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, SEPT. 20.
Fredericton tickets are $62 in advance and $67 day of show (including tax and service charge) and will be available at 10 a.m. at The Playhouse box office, by phone at (506) 458-8344 (1-866-884-5800) and online at www.sonicconcerts.com. Additional fees may apply. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Halifax tickets are $75 for P1 and $65 for P2 (including tax and service charge) and will be available at 11 a.m. at the Ticket Atlantic box office in the Halifax Metro Centre, the Casino Nova Scotia Promotions Desk, at all participating Atlantic Superstores, by phone at (902) 451-1221 (1-877-451-1221) and online at www.sonicconcerts.com. Additional fees may apply. This show is restricted to 19+. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.