Still Men Without Hats After All These Years

The Canadian electronic group that brought you “Safety Dance” in the 1980s returns to Europe for the first time in 20 years when it launches a tour in London next month.

Written to protest club bouncers who were ejecting people for pogoing on dance floors, “Safety Dance” turned out to be the biggest hit for the group founded and fronted by Ivan Doroschuk.  But it wasn’t Men Without Hats’ only success. 

The band also saw chart action with “I Got The Message,” “I Like” and “Living In China.”  Plus, the title track to the group’s 1987 album, Pop Goes The World, was No. 1 in Austria and hit No. 2 in Canada and Sweden.

Beginning Feb. 1 in the United Kingdom, stops include Vienna, Berlin, Copenhagen.  Here’s the itinerary:

Feb. 1 – London, England, O2 Academy Islington
Feb. 3 – Memmingen, Germany, Kaminwerk
Feb. 4 – Ingolstadt, Germany, Eventhalle Westpark
Feb. 5 – Vienna, Austria, Szene Vienna
Feb. 6 – Cologne, Germany, MTC
Feb. 7 – Frankfurt, Germany, Das Bett
Feb. 8 – Hannover, Germany, Engel 07
Feb. 9 – Berlin, Germany, K17
Feb. 10 – Hamburg, Germany, Logo
Feb. 12 – Copenhagen, Denmark, Stengade 18,
Feb. 15 – Malmo, Sweden, Inkonst
Feb. 16 – Goteborg, Sweden, Sticky Fingers

Tickets are on sale now.  And it goes without saying that you can dance if you want to.