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The Mavericks reunite

Saturday, October 22, 2011 – The Mavericks will reunite for the first time since their 2003 dissolution for an appearance at the Stagecoach Festival to be held April 27-29, 2012 in Indio, Cal., a prelude to a summer tour.

Following the Stagecoach appearance, original band members Raul Malo (vocals, guitar), Robert Reynolds (bass) and Paul Deakin (drums) plan a summer tour of North America and Europe.

Lead singer Malo said, "I'm excited to get back together with the band. Stagecoach is obviously the perfect way to start a tour - for the band to be reintroduced to us as well as for us to refamiliarize ourselves with the fans. It's one of the great music festivals of the world. This time out, we'll get to do things right and finish what we started on our own terms - not subject to the powers that be."

"Time away has really allowed me to miss the guys and the music we made together," Reynolds said. "We owe it to the fans as a thank you. The thing that saddened me was trying to imagine never playing those songs with my fellow Mavs and for the fans that showed us such love. Its time to correct that, here we come again."

"I've always thought of The Mavericks as one of those bands that had an inexplicable chemistry that resulted in a kind of magic on stage," Deakin said. "Possibly the relentless pursuit of fun helped the mojo along. The stage is one of those rare places that you instantly get back what you put out. The Mavericks had a lot of fun putting out over the years. I can't wait to get back on this horse again."

Meeting in their native Florida in the early '90s, the Mavericks went on to record such chart-topping hits as What a Crying Shame (1992), There Goes My Heart (1994), O What a Thrill (1994), Here Comes the Rain (1995) and All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down (1996).

In 1995, they received a Grammy for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and won Country Music Awards for Best Vocal Group in 1995-96 and Academy of Country Music Awards in 1994 and 1995 for Best Group.

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