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‘Sleigh Bells Ring’ when The Mavericks take holiday tour to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 8

‘Sleigh Bells Ring’ when The Mavericks take holiday tour to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 8
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From a press release:

There will be a country-fusion Christmas celebration in Wilkes-Barre as Grammy Award winners The Mavericks bring their “Sleigh Bells Ring Out!” holiday tour to the F.M. Kirby Center on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $35, $45, $55, & $69, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. and will be available through the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. There will be a special Kirby Member pre-sale starting Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m.

Fusing traditional country with traditional rock ‘n’ roll, The Mavericks became one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful groups of the early ’90s and beyond.

Led by singer/songwriter Raul Malo, The Mavericks have racked up a number of Top 40 hit singles, including, “O What a Thrill” and “There Goes My Heart.” The group’s 1994 album, “What a Crying Shame,” went platinum, and 1995’s “Music for All Occasions” went gold.

It was also in 1995 that The Mavericks won a Grammy Award for “Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group.” Additionally, the band has won three Academy of Country Music Awards and two Country Music Association Awards.

In 2013, after numerous years as a band, multiple gold and platinum albums, world tours, breakups, and reformations, The Mavericks recorded their critically-acclaimed album “In Time” and re-introduced music lovers to the band’s genre-defying melting pot of pop music.

The band’s most-recent studio album, “Mono,” was released in February of 2015.

Despite all of their studio success, The Mavericks are best known for their eclectic, energetic live performances. From their earliest shows as a garage band playing the punk clubs on Miami Beach, The Mavericks have long had a skill for getting people to groove.

On Dec. 8, they will also get people in the holiday spirit.