MINNEAPOLIS (May 24, 2021) —Hennepin Theatre Trust announced that Grammy- , CMA- and ACM Award-winning Nashville-based band THE MAVERICKS is returning to Minneapolis for one night only at the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Friday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. The career spanning evening will feature the band’s classic hits in addition to selections from their new album En Español which was named one of the top 30 best country and Americana albums of 2020 by Rolling Stone and raved by NPR as one of the best albums of 2020 calling it a “real milestone for them.”
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 28 at 10 a.m. at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
|Friday||Oct. 1||8 p.m.||State Theatre||$53.50, $63.50|
All pricing includes a Building and Restoration Fee of $4.
The Mavericks, the eclectic rock and country group known for crisscrossing musical boundaries with abandon, has gone through three distinct phases since it was founded in Miami in 1989. An initial period of heady success marked by big hits and critical acclaim in the ‘90s. A long hiatus starting 2003 when the musicians each went their own way. And finally, a triumphant reunion in 2012 which held long enough for them to recently celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary.
Now, The Mavericks have ushered in the fourth phase of their evolution with the #1 Billboard debut of their first-ever, all Spanish album, En Español, released on the band’s own Mono Mundo label. Although all 12 tracks are in Spanish, as the title suggests, the collection represents a diversity of musical styles and cultural traditions, from tender boleros to brassy mariachi to reimagined Afro-Cuban classics. Seven of the tunes are familiar gems drawn from the vast Latin American songbook, while five are originals written or co-written by Malo.
Like the band’s entire body of music, this one album cannot be boxed into a single category. The songs are as diverse as Latin America itself, and as cohesive as the ideal of the American melting pot. To season this rich musical paella, The Mavericks add their signature country/rock/Tex-Mex flavors and a refreshing spontaneity to the mix. En Español flips the band’s usual fusion formula, which adds a striking assortment of genres – salsa, ska, norteño, mariachi, and much more – to its sturdy rock/country base. Now, the foundation is solidly Latin with streaks of irreverent rock and twangy guitars running through it, all branded with the unmistakable Mavericks style.
“Rolling Stone Country & Rolling Stone Latin, Best New Music Picks: Grammy-winning country-rockers The Mavericks deliver a show-stopping Spanish-language album… En Español is proof that doing what comes naturally pays the greatest dividends. Singer Raul Malo embraces his Latin roots in the band’s first Spanish-language record to thrilling results. Even when he’s feeling bittersweet, Malo captivates on ‘Recuerdos’-an undeniable mid-tempo groove that finds the band reveling in the ashes left behind after a romance burns out… In their latest single, the frontman delivers a thunderous, rock and roll rendition of Omara Portuondo’s classic bolero with the Buena Vista Social Club, ‘La Sitiera’ — outfitted with authentic island tumbao.” — Rolling Stone
“The Best Albums Out August 21: The Maverick’s have a really special new album called ‘En Espanol,’ This record is a real milestone for them (Robin Hilton). …All I can do is enthuse, as Raul Malo has one of the greatest voices, period in American Music, so often compared to Roy Orbison, but I think in singing these songs, we hear the root of his singing style so much more clearly. (Ann Powers)… Yeah, The record is REALLY cool in that there are so many different styles nodding toward various Latin American musical traditions – there are polkas & waltzes from the U.S./Mexican border, ‘Recuerdos’ is basically a big band bolero with Afro-Caribbean/Cuban influences… Raul Malo and The Mavericks bring out a lot of things to talk about – mostly just great music and this record is fantastic (Felix Contreras)”— NPR MUSIC (All Songs Considered)
“The Mavericks’ first Spanish language album vaults to the top of its very best. Raul Malo’s warm vocals are stellar [and] The musicianship matches Malo’s high bar singing. Tarantino oughta check out LA Sitera for a soundtrack” — Miami Herald.
“One Of The Best Country Duo or Groups of 2020” — Annual Country Music Critics’ Poll
“One Of Our Favorite Nashville Made Albums of 2020… a powerhouse outfit in modern Americana — The Mavericks shapeshifted again… releasing its first all-Spanish album…vibrant, and expansive…it was an artistic achievement that broke records, too: as the first release to simultaneously bow in the top 10 of Billboard’s Latin and Americana album charts.” — The Tennessean
“The Mavericks’ first Spanish-language release infuses the tunes with sounds from their expansive country and rock palette…’Recuerdos’ (co-written by Raul Malo between a late-night performance at the Ryman and a midday recording session) is a slow-rocker with brassy trumpets and nimble accordion licks among kinetic, jazzy piano and guitar.” — The Nashville Scene
Stay connected with THE MAVERICKS online:
Spotify: The Mavericks
Apple Music: The Mavericks
Hennepin Theatre Trust drives cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota through leadership of the dynamic Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis and educational programming that reaches every area of the state. Its historic theatres — Orpheum, State and Pantages — and event center at 900 Hennepin Avenue light up Hennepin Avenue with top-tier entertainment, including the best of Broadway and a wide variety of arts programming. Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.