Published Feb 27, 2012Seemingly shaping an annual tradition, the Tragically Hip are following last year's star-studded Canada Day concert in Toronto with a couple of similar events around Ontario this coming July holiday. Following Kingston, ON recently naming a city block after the beloved Canadian rock institution, the group are ready to shine the spotlight on their home country again.
The first concert takes place on June 30 at Niagara-on-the-Lake's Butler's Barracks, and the festival show will take on a historical bent, as it will celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Despite the war's commonwealth vs. U.S. divide, Gord Downie and co. have invited American sadsack popsters Death Cab for Cutie to play, along with fellow Canucks the New Pornographers and the Rural Alberta Advantage.
The following day (July 1), all four bands will make their way to Oro, ON for another outdoor event, further celebrating the nation on a several hundred acre plot of land, beneath the open sky.
Tickets for both nights go on sale this Saturday (March 3) through Ticketmaster. A single ticket will set you back $69.50 (before service charges), but there will be a limited number of two-day passes going for $99.50 (again, before service charges).