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'80s band Men Without Hats to tour

A new wave of '80s nostalgia will cross Canada this spring, with synthpop band Men Without Hats set to tour.
1980s-era Montreal synthpop band Men Without Hats — (from left) Alan McCarthy, Ivan Doroschuk, Stefan Doroschuk and Colin Doroschuk — will tour for the first time in two decades. (Canadian Press)

A new wave of '80s nostalgia will cross Canada this spring, with synthpop band Men Without Hats set to tour.

The Canadian band will hit the road for the first time in more than two decades, it announced on Friday.

Original lead singer Ivan Doroschuk fronted a new version of the chart-topping band in 2010 to play Victoria's Rifflandia music festival. The group is also fresh off a successful appearance at Austin's South by Southwest festival in March.

The Dance If You Want tour will begin in Victoria on May 6 before moving to Vancouver the following night.

Initial stops will include Castlegar, B.C., Edmonton, Calgary, Grande Prairie, Alta., and Regina. Additional dates will also be announced.

Formed in Montreal in the late 1970s, Men Without Hats shot to fame during the 1980s with jaunty international hits The Safety Dance and Pop Goes the World.

The group, which released six studio albums and several compilations, disbanded in the 1990s. Their songs have been covered on TV shows, including in an imagined flash mob dance sequence on TV series Glee.