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Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs have been widely-acclaimed as one of the world’s most important rock bands of the past two decades.

Recognized for their groundbreaking fusion of ska, rock, tropical, punk, reggae and Latin rhythms, the Grammy-winning Cadillacs have sold millions of records worldwide. They became stars in their native Argentina throughout the late 80s before propelling the Latin rock genre into the international spotlight in the 90s.  

Songs like “Matador” and “Mal Bicho” were anthems for a generation and inspired thousands of youth and musicians across the globe. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs reputation led to recording collaborations with a variety of stars including Mick Jones (of The Clash), Deborah Harry (Blondie), Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth (of the Talking Heads), Fishbone, Celia Cruz and Ruben Blades.   

Global hit “Matador” was called "one of the greatest rock songs, in any language" by New York Magazine, and was considered to be the first Latin Rock smash hit in the U.S. It permeated clubs, stereos and radio stations across the continent. The song gained such notoriety that it won MTV Latino's "Video of The Year" award and the Billboard Award for best Latin video. It caught the ear of actor John Cusack who would handpick the track for the Platinum-selling soundtrack of the film, ‘Grosse Point Blank’.   

When the Grammy for “Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album” was first presented, it seemed appropriate that the award would be given to the Cadillacs’ genre-bending masterpiece ‘Fabulosos Calavera’. The Los Angeles Times described the album at the time as “The Sgt. Pepper of the Rock en Español movement”. The Grammy award and wealth of critical praise for ‘Fabulosos Calavera’ resulted in Los Fabulosos Cadillacs becoming the first Latin Rock band to appear on late-night national TV in the U.S.   

After a 6 year hiatus, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs are back and planning a tour that will bring them across Latin America, the United States and Europe throughout late 2008 and into the new year. Their last show was a sold-out Foro Sol Stadium performance in Mexico City (53,000 capacity). The first show of the new tour, also at Foro Sol, sold out in just a couple days. Fans should expect a revitalized show filled with the classic hits and plenty of new surprises.  

The Cadillacs have started rehearsing with producer Robert Carranza (Jack Johnson, Mars Volta, Los Lobos, etc.) on what will become a new album to be released later this year.