Published Sep 26, 2016The CBC broadcast of the Tragically Hip's final performance attracted 11.7 million viewers, with more than 25,000 of those people watching outdoors from Springer Market Square in the band's hometown of Kingston, ON. Now, the city is set to mark the performance with a commemorative stone that will sit in the square, complete with engraved with lyrics.
CTV reports that city officials consulted the band in choosing two options for the stone. The public will now have the pick between a stone with the lyrics "everybody was in it from miles around" from "Blow at High Dough" and "We danced the sidewalk clean" from "New Orleans Is Sinking." The words "The Tragically Hip, A National Celebration, August 20, 2016" will also be inscribed in the stone.
The lyric survey can be accessed here or through calling 613-546-0000, and it closes October 12.
It was recently revealed that the Hip's final trek topped big names such as Justin Bieber and Rihanna when comparing summer tour earnings, while the band's charitable fan base raised over $1 million for cancer research.