The Mavs face "Brand New Day"
Monday, January 9, 2017
– The Mavericks will release "Brand New Day," their first independent studio album on their own label, Mono Mundo Recordings/Thirty Tigers, on March 31.
After years on major labels, including MCA and Big Machine, The Mavericks founded Mono Mundo and the release of their first live album, 2016's "All Night Live, Volume 1."
The 10 songs on "Brand New Day" cross genres. The album opens with the Tejano/bluegrass-inspired "Rolling Along." A '60s vibe is heard on "Easy As It Seems." Accordion fuels the shuffle of "I Will Be Yours."
The Mavericks are singer Raul Malo, drummer Paul Deakin, guitarist Eddie Perez and keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden.
Tour dates are:
Jan. 6-13- Tampa, FL - Sandy Beaches Cruise
Feb. 26- March 2- Tampa, FL- Outlaw Country Cruise
April 7 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
April 21 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Casino Resort
April 22 - Scottsdale, AZ - Talking Stick Resort
April 29 - New Braunfels, TX - WhiteWater Ampitheater
April 30 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
May 5 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
May 6 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
June2 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
June 9 - Syracuse, NY - Syracuse Jazzfest
June 16 - Muskogee, OK - Muskogee G Fest
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