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The Mavs slate 25th anniversary tour

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 – The Mavericks will embark on the 25 Live Tour in late February, continuing through June.

"While the band was formed in the summer of 1989, our first show wasn't until months later ... making 2014 our 25th year together, and we're very excited to get back out on the road," said guitarist Robert Reynolds. "In many ways, our fans have become de facto members of the group, and it seems high time we throw a party."

The Mavericks regrouped to release "In Time" last year. The group is front man Raul Malo, Robert Reynolds, Eddie Perez and Jerry Dale McFadden

Tour dates are:
Feb. 27 Charleston Music Hall (Charleston, SC)
Feb. 28 Carolina Theatre (Durham, NC)
March 1 Jefferson Theater (Charlottesville, VA)
March 2 The Birchmere (Alexandria, VA)
March 7 Northern Lights Theater (Milwaukee, WI)
March 8 Royal Oak Music Theatre (Royal Oak, MI)
March 9 Pantages Theatre (Minneapolis, MN)
March 13 O'Brian's Event Centre (Saskatoon, Canada)
March 14 Casino Regina (Regina, Canada)
March 15 Living Sky Casino (Swift Current, Canada)
March 16 Burton Cummings Theatre (Winnipeg, Canada)
March 18 West Manitoba Centennial Theatre (Brandon Manitoba, Canada)
March 19 Festival Place (Sherwood Park, Canada)
March 20 Festival Place (Sherwood Park, Canada)
March 21 Athabasca Regional Multiplex (Athabasca, Canada)
March 22 Flames Central (Calgary, Canada)
March 29 Silver Legacy Resort & Casino (Reno, NV)
March 30 Great American Music Hall (San Francisco, CA)
April 1 Belly Up Tavern (Solana Beach, CA)
April 3 The Fonda Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
April 5 Talking Stick Resort Showroom (Scottsdale, AZ)
April 10 House Of Blues (Houston, TX)
April 11 ACL Live at The Moody Theater (Austin, TX)
April 12 Main Street Arts Festival (Ft. Worth, TX)
April 13 Floores Country Store (Helotes, TX)
April 18 Knuckleheads Saloon (Kansas City, MO)
April 25 Center Stage (Atlanta, GA)
April 26 JazzFest (New Orleans, LA)
May 1 Parker Playhouse (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
May 2 Capitol Theatre (Clearwater, FL)
May 3 Suwannee River Jam (Live Oak, FL)
May 8 Calvin Theatre (Northampton, MA)
May 9 State Theatre (Portland, ME)
May 10 Capitol Center For The Arts (Concord, NH)
May 11 The Wilbur Theatre (Boston, MA)
May 15 SOPAC (South Orange, NJ)
May 16 Keswick Theatre (Glenside, PA)
May 17 Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead (Munhall, PA)
June 7 Little River Casino Resort (Manistee, MI)
June 19 Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank, NJ)
June 20 The Space at Westbury (Westbury, NY)
June 22 Mayo Performing Arts Center (Morristown, NJ)

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