Mavis Staples teams up with Ben Harper for new album We Get By

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Mavis Staples | photo by Myriam Santos | courtesy of the artist

Mavis Staples has announced that her new album We Get By will be released May 10. Produced by Ben Harper, it will be the legendary songwriter’s 12th studio album. The lead single “Change” is out now, setting the tone for an album that will be filled with Staples’ messages of love and hope for a divided world.

“These songs are delivering such a strong message,” Staples said in a press release. “We truly need to make a change if we want this world to be better.” Listen to “Change” below and pre-order We Get By here.

Staples, who celebrates her 80th birthday this year, will play three celebratory “Mavis & Friends” shows in New York, Nashville and LA after the album’s release. She also has a long list of tour dates planned this year, and we can catch her when she opens for Brandi Carlile at The Mann Center on September 6. Find tickets and more information on the XPN Concert Calendar.

Tour Dates
3/22 – Jackson, MS – Thalia Mara Hall
3/29 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Resort & Casino
4/13 – Decatur, GA – Amplify Decatur Music Festival
4/14 – Baton Rouge, LA – Baton Rouge Blues Festival
4/18 – Byron Bay, Australia – Byron Bay Bluesfest
4/20 – Byron Bay, Australia – Byron Bay Bluesfest
4/21 – Byron Bay, Australia – Byron Bay Bluesfest
4/23 – Auckland, New Zealand – The Civic w/ Tami Neilson
5/2 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
5/9 – New York, NY – Mavis & Friends: Celebrating 80 Years of Mavis Staples
5/15 – Nashville, TN – Mavis & Friends: Celebrating 80 Years of Mavis Staples
5/22 – Los Angeles, CA – Mavis & Friends: Celebrating 80 Years of Mavis Staples
5/31 – Ogden, UT – Ogden Music Festival
6/9 – Nelsonville, OH – Nelsonville Music Festival 2019
6/23 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia Theatre
6/25 – Norrmalm, Sweden – Nalen
6/26 – 6/30 – Worthy Farm, UK – Glastonbury Festival 2019
6/27 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Theater Carré
6/28 – Antwerpen, Belgium – Open-Air Theatre
7/2 – Bath, UK – The Forum
7/4 – London, UK – Roundhouse
7/6 – Lyon, France – Theatres Romaines De Fourviere
7/16 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks w/ Norah Jones
7/17 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen
7/19 – Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
7/31 – Cape May, NJ – Cape May Convention Hall
8/1 – Vienna, VA – Filene Center at Wolf Trap w/ Lyle Lovett
8/3 – Lagrange, GA – Sweetland Amphitheatre at Boyd Park
9/6 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts w/ Brandi Carlile
9/21 – North Adams, MA – FreshGrass Festival
10/5 – Florence, AL – Shoals Fest

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