But by 2003, the hits had stopped and the band had split from MCA Nashville, the group broke up. Raul Malo (vocals, guitar), Robert Reynolds (bass) and Paul Deakin (drums) all went their separate ways. Now, nearly nine years later, word has come out that the band will be reuniting in 2012 for a tour and possible new recordings.
Lead singer Malo says, “I’m excited to get back together with the band. This time out, we’ll get to do things right and finish what we started on our own terms — not subject to the powers that be.”
Reynolds adds, “Time away has really allowed me to miss the guys and the music we made together. We owe it to the fans as a thank you. The thing that saddened me was trying to imagine never playing those songs with my fellow Mavs and for the fans that showed us such love. Its time to correct that, here we come again.”
And according to Deakin, “I’ve always thought of The Mavericks as one of those bands that had an inexplicable chemistry that resulted in a kind of magic on stage. Possibly the relentless pursuit of fun helped the mojo along. The stage is one of those rare places that you instantly get back what you put out. The Mavericks had a lot of fun putting out over the years. I can't wait to get back on this horse again.”