The Mavericks In Vancouver
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016
COMMODORE BALLROOM – VANCOUVER, BC
Doors: 7:00PM Show: 8:00PM
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 8 @ 10AM
Buy online at LiveNation.com
Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000
Tickets also available at Red Cat Records
Tickets (incl. GST) $49.50, Me+3 4-Pack Tickets $160.00
(Plus FMF & Service charges)
**GENERAL ADMISSION / 19+**
From their earliest shows as a garage band playing the punk clubs on Miami Beach, The Mavericks have had a skill for getting people to groove. Drawing on a mix of classic country,cow-punk and standards, Malo and company left South Florida, bringing their rhythmic fervor and Latin machismo, along with Malo’s lush baritone, to the world.
In 2013, after numerous years as a band, multiple Gold and Platinum albums, world tours, breakups and reformations, The Mavericks recorded their critically-acclaimed album IN TIME and re-introduced music lovers to the band’s genre-defying melting pot of pop music.
With the new release of MONO, The Mavericks find themselves making the most relevant music of their career.
“The experience of making this record was quite unique. We had the luxury of a very finely tuned band and the energy from the last two years of touring under our belts. We all believed that it was going to be special and I think we would all agree that, our record MONO best represents what our band does live,” expresses guitarist Eddie Perez.
While in the studio to record the new album, the band realized that their songs required a different approach. They felt drawn toward the idea of creating an album that shines through its songwriting and instrumentation in a singular mindset without relying on stereo tricks of modern recording – so the idea of recording in mono was born. Drummer Paul Deakin explains, “As is often the case with The Mavericks’ plans, the idea to mix the record in mono came about spontaneously.
During the recordingprocess we would go into the studio around noon and listen to vinyl records for some extra inspiration. At some point, someone noted that almost all of the recordings we were listening to were mixed in mono. Our producer Niko Bolas said, off-the-cuff, ‘we should mix this record in mono.’ And we thought, we can’t get away with that – so of course … we had to.”
Longtime keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden adds, “Most of these songs were recorded live in the studio with very little overdubbing. Some people might even be surprised to know that the tracking vocal is the vocal you hear on the record. Raul didn’t go back in and re-sing anything.”
“When we went in to record this record, we were very resolved: we’d been through the time on the road, making the last album, living together as friends and as a band…We have nothing to lose, and only the music to gain,” says Malo.
In conjunction with the release of MONO, The Mavericks kick off their MONO MUNDO TOUR with dates in Boston,Philadelphia and New York City before heading to Europe and continuing the rest of this exciting year making music all over the globe.
Raul Malo: Lead Vocals, Electric + Acoustic Guitars, Piano & Percussion
Paul Deakin: Drums, Percussion & Marimba
Eddie Perez: Electric + Acoustic Guitars
Jerry Dale McFadden: Piano, Organ & Celeste
Photo: Peter Dervin