Los Fabulosos Cadillacs Break Attendance Record in Mexico City
The legendary Argentine rock group Los Fabulosos Cadillacs achieved on Saturday (June 3) what few imagined: snatching the attendance record at a free concert in Mexico City’s Zócalo from regional Mexican music superstars Grupo Firm. They gathered 300,000 people, according to data from the capital’s government, in the most important public square in the country. Until last night, Grupo Firme had summoned the largest number of people in the so-called First Table of the Mexican capital with 280,000.
The band led by the singer Gabriel Fernández Capello, known as Vicentico, the bassist Flavio Cianciarulo and the saxophonist Sergio Rotman rocked the second largest public square in the world with their particular sound, which blends rock, ska, reggae, and punk, behind the Tiananmen, in Beijing.
“Wind of freedom, combative blood! We made history again, we broke the attendance record with 300,000 people in the Zócalo of Mexico City enjoying the epic concert of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs with white balance”, the Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, wrote on Twitter.
El León del Ritmo Tour
The already historic presentation of Los Cadillacs in Mexico – which lasted around 90 minutes – is part of the tour El León del Ritmo Tour, with which the band celebrates 30 years of one of its most famous albums, El León (1992), and three decades since the release of one of its most emblematic songs, “Matador.” After passing through the famous Coachella Festival, held last April in Indio, California, El León del Ritmo Tour will take Los Fabulosos Cadillacs during 2023 and 2024 by various countries in the region, including Mexico, the Viña del Mar Festival (in Chile), Spain, and the United States.
The Songs Played in The Zócalo Concert
- Too much pressure
- The dead
- I’m sick of seeing you with others
- The genius of dub
- Skulls and Little Devils
- The damned
- The sting
- No. 2 on your list
- Blue jacket
- Following the moon
- V Centenary
- Carnival for life
- bad bug
- My girlfriend fell into the cesspool
- Empty glasses
- The satanic Dr. Cadillac
- I wouldn’t sit at your table
Precisely because of its longevity, gathering 300,000 people in the Zocalo was particularly significant, especially for a group that sings rock at a time when many say that rock in Spanish is languishing.
“What a joy; what an immense, immeasurable and indescribable power to be playing for all of you! Thank you very much, eternal thanks. We receive this with our hearts,” Vicentico said moved to a loving audience that celebrated each song from his repertoire.