The Mavericks–Raul Malo, Robert Reynolds, and Paul Deakin–have reunited after a three-year layoff. They will perform on May 2 at Nashville River Stages, one of only a few public performances before launching a world tour in the fall. The tour will be in support of The Mavericks' next studio album (their first in six years) which the band plans to record in the coming months. The album is scheduled for a September release on their new label Sanctuary Records.
Malo, Reynolds, and Deakin unofficially went their separate ways in the late 1990's-each pursuing "non-Mavericks" musical interests. Malo recorded a solo album (Today, released in 2001 on Higher Octave Records) and toured as a solo artist as well as with RCA supergroup, Los Super Seven. He also continued producing albums, first for K.T. Oslin and most recently, Tejano country artist Rick Trevino.
Deakin toured with David Mead, and with Reynolds and Jerry Dale McFadden formed the band Swag, releasing an album, Catch All. While all found success in their individual creative outlets, after several years each found himself feeling a bit of a "Mavericks void" that was too compelling to ignore. Malo realized that several of the new songs he had written had that distinct, undeniable Mavericks flavor which led to him reaching out to Reynolds and Deakin with the notion of reforming the band. Reynolds and Deakin responded favorably and The Mavericks were reborn.