A rumor began to circulate throughout Buenos Aires on Friday (April 4): the Fabulosos Cadillacs are getting back together.

The band that became famous in Argentina in the late eighties and who propelled Latin rock into the international spotlight in the next decade were coming back with a new album and an international tour, six years after their last concert at the Foro del Sol in Mexico City.

The most-listened to rock radio program in Buenos Aires, on FM station Rock & Pop, was the first to announce the comeback. News channel TN reported the comeback that night as well, and the next day it was on the front of the national newspaper, Clarín. Finally, Sony BMG took the unusual step of confirming the news over the weekend.

On Saturday, the label sent out a statement announcing that Los Fabulosos Cadillacs is rehearsing and preparing a new album, which will be recorded in August and released in October. The band -- Vicentico (vocals), Flavio Cianciarulo (bass), Sergio Rotman (sax), Mario Siperman (keyboards), Fernando Ricciardi (drums) and Daniel Lozano (trumpet) -- also has touring plans in the works. Starting in November, the group will trek across Latin America, the United States and Spain.

Billboard has also learned that the tour will start the first week of November with two concerts at Mexico City's Foro Sol, followed by stadium shows in Colombia, Venezuela, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panamá, Ecuador, Perú, Chile and possibly the United States, with a performance at the end of the year in Buenos Aires at the River Plate soccer stadium.

The second half of the tour will take place in 2009 in cities in Spain, Germany, Switzerland and the U.S., with an expected return to Mexico. The tour will be organized by Pop Art, the same promoters behind the Argentine group Soda Stereo's hugely successful reunion tour in 2007.

The news of the Cadillacs' comeback arrives just one week after the sudden death of the band's percussionist Gerardo 'Toto' Rotblatt, who was 38 years old. He was found dead in his home of a heart attack.