Published Nov 15, 2016Upon releasing his Secret Path solo album last month, Gord Downie announced two support shows for the record in Toronto and Ottawa. Now, the Tragically Hip frontman has unveiled a third set to take place in Halifax.
Downie and his backing band, which includes Kevin Drew, Dave Hamelin, Charles Spearin, Josh Finlayson and Barenaked Ladies' Kevin Hearn, will play the city's Rebecca Cohn Auditorium on November 29.
Tickets cost $61 and will go on sale Thursday (November 17) at 10 a.m. AST, with all proceeds going to reconciliation. You can find them here.
As previously reported, Secret Path was inspired by the story of Chanie Wenjack — a 12-year-old Ojibway boy who died from hunger and exposure while trying to escape a residential school 50 years ago. The album was accompanied by a graphic novel and an animated CBC television special, and has the potential to be worked into educational curriculums across the country.
Secret Path is out now through Arts & Crafts. Proceeds of record sales will go to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, which is dedicated to educating Canadians about the history of residential schools and moving towards a future of reconciliation.