The Mavs announce '20 tour dates
Monday, February 10, 2020
– The Mavericks announce the conclusion of its 30th Anniversary World Tour with a final run of dates across America and Canada.
The tour followed the Nov. 1, 2019 release of the band's covers album, "The Mavericks Play the Hits," which pays tribute to the songs and artists that have inspired their 30-year career.
Guitarist Eddie Perez said, "What a beautiful journey it has been celebrating 30 years of music and memories together in 2019. We are grateful for the continued love and support of our friends, family and fans, and are thrilled to bring this special show to some of our very favorite places on the final leg of our 30th Anniversary World Tour in 2020. It will be another exciting year on the road, and we look forward to seeing everyone soon."
Tickets for the final tour leg will go on sale to the public Friday, Feb. 14 with select additional dates to be announced.
"I'm not one to look back, I never have been," said co-founder, singer and key songwriter Raul Malo. "I always want to move forward with our music and look to the future, and our fans want that too. They always respond really well to every new album.
"But if you can't celebrate 30 years in such a tough business as the music industry, what can you celebrate? I'm proud that we've made our mark and it's good to celebrate that. I think we've found the perfect way to mark these 30 years without thinking only about the past, and I'm really excited to get out and play these shows."
Tour dates are:
April 3-4 - AUSTIN TX- ACL Live (2 nights)
April 9 - VANCOUVER BC- Commodore Ballroom
April 10 - VICTORIA BC- McPherson Playhouse
April 11 - EDMONDS WA- Edmonds Center For The Arts
April 14-15 - NAPA CA- Uptown Theatre (2 nights)
April 17 - SAN FRANCISCO CA- The Fillmore
April 18 - STATELINE NV- Harrah's Lake Tahoe
April 19 - EL CAJON CA- Magnolia Performing Arts Center
April 22 - SANTA FE NM- The Lensic
April 24 - MIDLAND TX- Wagner Noel PAC
April 25 - HELOTES TX- Floore's Country Store
April 30 - PITTSBURGH PA- Byham Theatre
May 1 - JIM THORPE PA- Penn's Peak
May 2 - POUGHKEEPSIE NY - Bardavon Opera House
May 7-9 - KANSAS CITY MO- Knuckleheads (3 nights)
May 15 - ST LOUIS MO- The Pageant
May 16 - SHIPSHEWANA IN- Blue Gate PAC
May 29 - CHARLESTON SC- Charleston Music Hall
May 30 - CLEARWATER FL- Ruth Eckerd Hall
May 31 - KEY WEST FL- Sunset Green Lawn
June 3 - ORLANDO FL- The Plaza Live
June 5 - PELHAM TN- The Caverns
June 6 - ATLANTA GA- Variety Playhouse
June 11-12 - GLENSIDE PA- Keswick Theatre (2 nights)
June 14 - NEW LONDON CT- Garde Arts Center
June 18 - WESTBURY NY- Theater at Westbury
June 19 - ASBURY PARK NJ- Paramount Theater
June 21 - ENGLEWOOD NJ- Bergen Performing Arts Center
June 24-25 - PORTSMOUTH NH- The Music Hall (2 nights)
June 27 - WEBSTER MA- Indian Ranch
June 28 - LENOX MA- Tanglewood Music Center
July 17 -DUBUQUE IA- Diamond Jo Casino
July 19 - BAYFIELD WI- Lake Superior Big Top Chatauqua
July 24 - BISMARCK ND- Belle Mehus Auditorium
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