Mavis Staples keeps on getting stronger on “Anytime”

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

Mavis Staples is having a busy year. The legendary singer and activist is about to release her 12th studio album, We Get By, and she’ll spend the next several months on tour — including three special birthday shows to celebrate her 80th.

Staples worked with collaborator Ben Harper on the new album, which comes out May 10. The second single “Anytime” is out now, continuing the theme of unity and progress that resonates throughout the album. “I’m the messenger,” Staples shared in a press release. “That’s my job—it has been for my whole life—and I can’t just give up while the struggle’s still alive. We’ve got more work to do, so I’m going to keep on getting stronger and keep on delivering my message every single day.”

Mavis Staples headlines Cape May Convention Hall on July 31, and she’ll be back in town opening for Brandi Carlile at The Mann Center on September 6. Find tickets and more information on both shows on the XPN Concert Calendar.

Mavis Staples tour dates
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 @ Apollo Theater SOLD OUT
5/15 – Nashville, TN – Mavis & Friends: Celebrating 80 Years of Mavis Staples @ Ryman Auditorium
5/22 – Los Angeles, CA – Mavis & Friends: Celebrating 80 Years of Mavis Staples @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
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
7/5 – Paris, France – La Cantine de la Cigale
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
7/20 – Lincoln, NE – ZooFest
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
8/10 – Lexington, KY – Railbird Festival
8/11 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival
9/6 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts w/ Brandi Carlile
9/14 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden w/ Brandi Carlile
9/21 – North Adams, MA – FreshGrass Festival
9/22 – East Aurora, NY – Borderland Festival
10/5 – Florence, AL – Shoals Fest

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