Men Without Hats Details
Men Without Hats
On September 24, 2010, Ivan Doroschuk reformed Men Without Hats as a full group, with three hired backup musicians, and his band appeared at the Rifflandia Music Festival in Victoria, British Columbia. Performing ten songs from the Men Without Hats back catalog, the Ivan-fronted band (described by the Austin American-Statesman as “simply singer Ivan Doroschuk and some hired guns” and by Stefan as a “tribute band”) began the “Dance If You Want Tour 2011” with a well attended and positively received performance at Austin’s South by Southwest event in March 2011. At the North by Northeast festival in Toronto on June 18, Ivan announced that Men Without Hats would be releasing a new studio album and that it tentatively would be entitled ‘Folk of the 80s: Part IV’.
On June 19, 2011, the group played at the Sound of Music Festival in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Stefan Doroschuk, though rumored to be returning to his brother’s group, announced his intention to continue working separately. On March 6, 2012, Ivan Doroschuk’s band announced via Facebook that their upcoming album would be called ‘Love In The Age Of War’.
On 22 April 2012, Men Without Hats released the new single “Head Above Water” from the aformentioned album. Their line-up at that time was Ivan Doroschuk, Lou Dawson, James Love and Rachel Ashmore. ‘Love In The Age Of War’ finally came out on May 22, 2012 in Canada and on June 5, 2012 in the U.S. Their seventh album, it was also the group’s first full studio release after a nine-year hiatus.
The band’s 2013 tour found them traveling to San Diego, California as well as Mexico City. Going into 2014, the group is still going strong.