Los Fabulosos Cadillacs have released the “first act” of La Salvación de Solo y Juan, a rock concept album that comes seven years after the three-decade old band’s last studio full-length.
The Cadillacs will present the album live at Buenos Aires’ Luna Park on May 28, a day after its release. In the U.S., the band will perform at Chicago’s Ruido Fest on July 10. Dates have also been announced for Santiago, Chile’s Movistar Arena (June 4) and Mexico City’s Palcio de los Deportes (October 19), part of what is expected to be an extensive tour in Latin America, the U.S. and Europe.
Flavio Cianciarulo, the band’s bassist, previously told Billboard that the 14 songs he wrote with frontman Vicentico for the album constitute a “rock opera.”
The album tells the story of “two boys being raised by their father in a house near a lighthouse on the sea.” Flavio and Vicentico’s own sons, Florian and Astor, will join the band onstage at Luna Park, a venue where LFC consolidated its massive popularity in the 1990s after emerging as the pioneering Spanish-language ska band in the 1980s.
At this first listen, the impassioned La Salvación… sounds like an album of songs that will cement the band’s legacy as a rock supergroup, rather than merely please fans with the party sound that has made them one of the most popular Latin Alternative bands of all time. The album was produced by Hector Castillo, known for working with Gustavo Cerati, as well as with David Bowie, Bjork, Antony and the Johnsons and other artists.
Listen to some of the new songs below.