Get ready for The Mavericks

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WILD RIDE Acclaimed American country-fusion band The Mavericks combines Tex-Mex, neotraditional country music, Latin and rockabilly influences


The Mavericks are coming to Ireland next year as part of their world tour, and they will be stopping off in Castlebar’s Royal Theatre on September 17. Tickets went on sale last Friday, and with Mayo’s music lovers aching for a real high-energy big-band gig, they have been selling fast.
Born in 1989 in Miami and based in Nashville, this genre-bending American country music band combines Tex-Mex, neotraditional country music, Latin and rockabilly influences. And they’ve won a slew of awards for their distinctive and eclectic sound, with gongs from the Grammys, the Country Music Association Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards all under their belts.
The tour is a celebration of the release of their groundbreaking, chart-topping album ‘En Español’ – their first album entirely in the Spanish language. Audiences will be in for a wild night, if reviews of their live gigs are anything to go by. Rolling Stone magazine writes that The Mavericks ‘are capable of doing everything from rock & roll to Tex-Mex to jazz and soul’, calling them ‘a breathtaking collective that can do anything – everything, really – better than the rest’ and saying ‘[it’s impossible] not to get up and dance’.
Vice magazine is equally as enthusiastic: “The Mavericks are a stomping, rowdy band that mix country, Latin, and rock ’n’ roll, creating the kind of music that makes you want to get off your ass and celebrate life while you still can.”
A musical melting pot of high-energy songs, The Mavericks’ repertoire is guaranteed to chase away all memory of pesky pandemics and a time when partying was outlawed. Definitely worth booking ahead for.