At Tønder Festival in 2018, The Mavericks proved that they are a band with a lot to give, with their sparkling Thursday evening Open Air Stage concert. Good songs, a charming delivery, a charismatic lead singer and a colourful cocktail of country, folk, blues, tex-mex, twang, latin and roots rock. Now they are back, and the Tønder Festival audience will be treated not only to the band but also the front man, singer and songwriter Raúl Malo, solo – and as part of Tønder Festival’s established tradition, the Gentlemen’s Circle, where a line-up of fine songwriters are on stage together, taking turns to sing and play, and joining in on each others’ songs. The Mavericks formed in 1989 and speedily gained fame as a pre-eminent live band. Throughout the 90s, they released a series of albums, topped hit lists and won prizes, among them a Grammy in 1995. Their single All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down, with tex-mex star Flaco Jiménez as a guest, made its mark, as did Dance The Night Away (1998), which became a huge hit. The band broke up in 2004, and singer, guitarist and songwriter Raúl Malo went solo. In 2012, The Mavericks reformed. New songs and releases resulted, and the band toured diligently. Their most recent album is the Spanish language En Español from 2020. Their only Danish festival concert in 2022.