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Romantics to Play Detroit Auto Show

The Romantics will perform next week at the North American International Auto Show's black-tie charity preview event in their hometown of Detroit.

The annual gala will be held Jan. 15 at Cobo Center downtown.

The charity preview supports a dozen Detroit-area children's charities. Tickets are $250 each.

The public can attend the auto show from Jan. 16-24.

The Romantics gained fame in the 1980s with such hits as "What I Like About You" and "Talkin' in Your Sleep."

Guitarist/vocalist Wally Palmar said in a statement Tuesday that the pop group is "proud to take part in this charitable event."

Past performers at the charity preview include the Barenaked Ladies and Celine Dion.