Mavis Staples - The 2014-2015 Tour
R&B and gospel superstar Mavis Staples is back, bringing her experience
of over half century to the stage as the embarks on her most exciting tour event yet. Don't miss Mavis Staples when she heads
to an area near you, including: Berkeley, Santa Clarita, Chico, and Carmel, CA; New York City, NY; Wilmington, DE; Boston,
MA; Dallas, TX; Chicago and Skokie, IL; Cedar Falls, IA; Germantown, TN; New Albany, OH; and West Long Branch, NJ. Don't see
Mavis Staples' continent crossing tour making a stop in a location near you? Keep calm and keep checking back because Mavis
is always adding new and exciting tour dates to her busy tour schedule. Keep up to date on all of her concert and tour info
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From the east coast to the best coast,
from New England to the Midwest, Mavis Staples will be bringing her breathtaking 2014-2015 tour to the most coveted and iconic
venues in existence as she plays to sold out, screaming crowds worldwide. Whether you're catching her at Boston's John Hancock
Hall, The Grand Opera House in Wilmington or Alice Tully Hall in the world's culture capital of New York City, Mavis' newest
and most exciting tour is an opportunity you will definitely not want to miss. Don't miss your chance to jump on the Mavis
Staples tour train when it makes a stop in a city near you!
About Mavis Staples
Getting her early start
while singing alongside family members in church congregations and local radio shows, Mavis would be a rapidly growing music
phenomenon before even graduating high school. With Mavis at the forefront, her family band would undertake the name The Staple
Singers and hit the road for Mavis' first flirtation with the performance life, stopping in dozens of cities and bringing
their family music to crowds all across America.
The Staple Singers family band would be heavily influenced by the inchoate
civil rights movements, still in its early stages but lending its ideas of empowerment and equality to the singing and songwriting
of the Staples family. They would become household names, having gone through record contracts with the Vee-Jay, United, and
Riverside labels and associating themselves closely with the larger than life civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
band would fluctuate back towards a gospel message in the 60s, signing onto Stax Records and working alongside fellow legends
in the field Booker T. and the MGs. At this point in the band's career they consistently dominated the airwaves with numerous
top charting tracks scattering the Billboard, including the timeless hits "I'll Take You There" and "Who Took the Merry Out
Mavis would soon jump on the idea of launching her own solo career, signing onto Epic Records and releasing
a series of albums across multiple different labels. She would work alongside some of the biggest artists and producers of
the 70s and 80s, including Curtis Mayfield and the artist formerly known as the artist formerly known as Prince.
strong material, Mavis' career would slow slightly in the 90s, but would be resurrected with her work on Chicago-based Alligator
Records in the mid 2000s. Despite having been on the performance scene for over five decades, Mavis once again ingrained herself
into the heart of musical Americana, working alongside legendary artists such as Gary Versace, Steve Hass, and John Scofield.
Her work has also had a lasting influence on the modern hip hop movement, with her work being heavily sampled by acts such
as Ludacris and Ice Cube.
Today, Mavis remains one of the foundational figures of the gospel and R&B music world,
with a constant tour schedule and a steady stream of successful albums that underscore both her genius and her relevance to
modern music. Staples is showing no signs of slowing down, with each new release a highly celebrated and much anticipated
event by the entirety of the music world.
Staples 1989 release Time Waits for No One would
chalk up yet another success in a long history of hit solo material. The album would be a heavily collaborative project, with
primary producing credit going to Prince, with help from visionaries such as Al Bell and Homer Banks. The album would make
inroads into popular culture, being immortalized in the film Graffiti Bridge, and spawned the addictive hits "Train", "The
Old Songs", and "Time Waits for No One".
Mavis would be in perfect form for the 2004 comeback album Have a Little Faith,
which would garner near perfect scores from AllMusic and Cross Rhythms media critics. The album fell under the production
tutelage of Jim Tullio, and remains the definitive album that re-birthed Mavis' decade spanning music career. The album included
the unforgettable hits "A Dying Man's Plea", "Pops Recipe", "At the End of the Day", and "In Times Like These".
most recent Mavis Staples release would be 2012's One True Vine. A masterpiece album, she would gain overwhelmingly positive
ratings from AllMusic, COnsequence of Sound, and the A.V. Club, along with an impressive showing on the US Billboard 200.
The second consecutive album with Mavis working alongside producer Jeff Tweedy, the album is a testament to Mavis' dynamic
sound that transcends time and generation gaps.
Mavis is fairly unambiguous about a prolonged romance
with folk rock legend Bob Dylan. During a radio interview Mavis revealed that Dylan had asked her father for permission to
marry Staples. Despite the lack of marriage vows, the two are still close friends and perform together to this day.
The Mavis Staples Concert Experience
With a voice like an angel and a discography that spans decades, the Mavis
Staples concert experience distills half a century of musical greatness with unbeatable charisma for an unforgettable night
of artistry. From start to finish you'll be out of your seat and singing along as Mavis walks through all of her timeless
hits. Don't miss your chance to catch a living legend in the flesh - get your tickets today!