The members of country rock outfit the Mavericks have reunited and are planning to launch a world tour this fall in support of their first studio album in six years.
The members of country rock outfit the Mavericks have reunited and are planning to launch a world tour this fall in support of their first studio album in six years. Raul Malo, Robert Reynolds, and Paul Deakin will record the set over the coming months and have it ready for an expected September release via Sanctuary Records. A statement announcing the reunion made no mention of guitarist Nick Kane's involvement.
Prior to the tour, the group will make its first public performance on May 2 during the three-day Nashville River Stages festival. That event will also feature appearances by John Mayer, Steve Winwood, Buddy Guy, the B-52s, Live, and Aimee Mann, among others.
Formed in the early 1990s in Miami, the Mavericks released five studio albums before drifting apart late in the decade. The group racked up several accolades, including vocal group of the year awards from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music. "Here Comes the Rain," from their 1994 album "What a Crying Shame," earned the group a best country performance for a duo or group Grammy award.
In his time away from the group, Malo recorded the 2001 Higher Octave solo album "Today," and toured and recorded with Los Super Seven. Deakin and Reynolds formed the group Swag, which released one album, "Catch All," via Yep Roc.
The Mavericks' last studio album, 1998's "Trampoline" (MCA), debuted at No. 9 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. A year later, Mercury released "Super Colossal Smash Hits of the '90s: The Best of the Mavericks," which topped out at No. 45 on the chart.