founded in Montreal in 1977 by Ivan Doroschuk (vocals, keyboards) with Jeremie Arrobas (keyboards & electronics), as well as Ivan’s brother Stefan (guitars). Struggling for recognition in Canada, Men Without Hats broke out in Europe and then in the United States effectively shaping 80s music when Men Without Hats scored a top ten hit with “The Safety Dance” in 1983 and then again in 1987 with “Pop Goes the World.” The band’s videos are a slice of 80s glamour, excess and fun. Just look at Ivan’s luscious locks back then. Men Without Hats broke up and reformed several times in the mid-90s and again in 2010. The current line-up includes keyboard players Lou Dawson and Rachel Ashmore and guitarist James Love.
On tour now, the band will be at Johnny D’s in Somerville on Wednesday, June 17.
sound: 80s new wave, electronica, upbeat fun
Rhythm of Youth 
Folk of the 80’s 
Pop Goes the World 
The Adventures of Women & Men Without Hate in the 21st Century 
No Hats Beyond This Point 
Love in the Age of War 
Saturday, June 13 Montage Music Hall, Rochester, NY
Monday, June 15, World Café Live, Philadelphia
Tuesday, June 15, Open Arts Theatre, Bordentown, NJ
Wednesday, June 17, Johnny D’s, Somerville, Mass.
Friday, June 18, Revolution Bar and Music Hall, Amityville, NY
Saturday, June 20, Iridium Jazz Club, New York, NY