Published Jun 17, 2016After revealing that frontman Gord Downie has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, the Tragically Hip announced (then added more) summer tour dates. Fans have been largely unsuccessful fighting off scalpers reselling seats at ludicrous prices, but there's some good news for anyone who wasn't able to score tickets — CBC will broadcast the tour's final date.
The public broadcaster announced today (June 17) that it has secured a deal to air the band's final show of the "Man Machine Poem Tour," which will take place on August 20 at the Rogers K-Rock Centre in their hometown of Kingston, ON.
The special broadcast will begin at 8:30 p.m. local time and will go out across CBC Television, CBC Radio One and CBC Radio 2, as well as streaming on CBC Music and CBC's YouTube channels.
"The Tragically Hip's enigmatic sound, their poignant and witty lyrics, and the unique, special relationship they have with their fans have helped define and influence our identity as Canadians," executive VP of English services, Heather Conway, said in a statement. "CBC and the Hip are so happy to be able to share this event with all Canadians and bring audiences across the country and around the world together to celebrate the moment."
The full list of the band's upcoming tour dates can be found below. Their new album Man Machine Poem is out today.
07/22 Victoria, BC - Save On Foods Memorial Centre
07/24 Vancouver, BC - Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
07/26 Vancouver, BC - Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
07/28 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
07/30 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
08/01 Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
08/03 Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
08/05 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
08/08 London, ON - Budweiser Gardens
08/10 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
08/12 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
08/14 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
08/16 Hamilton, ON - FirstOntario Centre
08/18 Ottawa, ON - Canadian Tire Centre
08/20 Kingston, ON - Rogers K-Rock Centre