After almost eight years of not touring in the United States, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs kicked off their U.S. trek at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Friday night (March 24).
"We're very happy be performing again in L.A.," bassist and songwriter Flavio told Billboard just hours before jumping onstage. "I'm not very good with dates, but I think the last time we were here was with our 2008/10 tour but there's always been a strong urge to come back. We're extremely happy to be here."
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs is back with its latest Latin Grammy-winning album, La Salvación de Solo y Juan, the group's after seven years. And although this tour is to promote the new tracks, fans can expect the Argentine rock band to perform classics like "Mal bicho," "Vasos vacios" and of course, "El matador."
"There will be a balance in our set list for this tour," Vicentico says. "We'll be singing a bunch of the old songs adding a couple of new ones like "La tormenta," "Canción de Solo" and "El profesor Galíndez."
On stage, there's also a mix of old and a new generation of rock stars. The two new members in tow, Florían and Astor (Florían is the son of Vicentico and Astor is the son of Flavio) are natural performers, working the stage from end to end with Florían on guitars and Astor on the drums (and electric guitar), and in tune with the rest of the band, which has been together for more than 30 years.
"We hope from the bottom of our hearts that you enjoy our show," Vicentico told the crowd, and that was pretty much the only thing he'd stop playing to say during the two-hour concert.
LFC spent the rest of the show pleasing the crowd with their impressive repertoire including "Calaveras y diablitos," "Manuel Santillán, el león," "Carmela" "Siguiendo la luna" and "Yo no me sentaría en tu mesa."
Upcoming tour dates:
Marzo 26 - Miami
Marzo 28 - Dallas
Marzo 31 - New York