The Mavericks have plenty of hardware to their name: Two ACM Awards, two CMA Awards and a Grammy, to be exact. But that doesn't mean it was easy to get their newest project — the recently announced Mono — off the ground.
"You know, they did right by us," lead singer Raul Malo said of record label Big Machine (via The Boot). "Heck, they let us make a record at this stage. I know people probably have a hard time imagining this, but it's not the easiest thing to get these days, to be able to make records and have a record contract."
But according to Malo, the demand was there.
"Everywhere we went, no matter where we went, people asked [when we were getting back together], and I always took it with a grain of salt," he said. "I thought it would die down, I didn't really think it would continue, but no matter what language I sang in, or what part of the world, it was always, 'When are the Mavericks getting back together? What are the Mavericks doing?' ... So we really owe a lot of this to them and their love of the band."
Unfortunately, The Boot reports that longtime member Robert Reynolds won't be on the just-announced Mono Mundo Tour. The bassist's wife is currently battling cancer, and Reynolds will stay home to support her.
"At this moment, Robert has chosen to take time to attend to personal matters," a statement on the band's website read. "We wish him nothing but the best. And we offer our full support to him and his family in this difficult time."
Here are the Mono Mundo Tour dates:
02/19: Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
02/20: New York, NY @ Town Hall
02/21: Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
02/25: Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
02/27: Manchester, UK @ Bridgewater Hall
02/28: Glasgow, Scotland @ Symphony Hall
03/01: Birmingham, UK @ Symphony Hall
03/03: Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall
03/04: London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo
03/07: Paris, France @ Divan du Monde
03/08: Cologne, Germany @ Die Kantine
03/09: Enschede, Netherlands @ Muziektheater
03/11: Haarlem, Netherlands @ Philharmonium
03/12: Hamburg, Germany @ Fabrik
03/13: Grene, Denmark @ Portalen
04/17: Driftwood, TX @ Old Settler's Music Festival
07/08: St. John's, Newfoundland @ Holy Heart Theatre
07/09: St. John's, Newfoundland @ Holy Heart Theatre
Mono is due Feb. 17, two days before the group kicks off their tour in Boston. Here's their biggest hit, "All You Ever Do is Bring Me Down."