Friday is the day many Tragically Hip fans have been waiting for, and dreading.
The iconic Canadian band begin their 15 city final tour Friday in Victoria.
The Hip are set to play in London on Monday, August 8th at Budweiser Gardens.
Meantime, there’s still a way to get tickets to the Tragically Hip’s concerts this summer if you haven’t already.
The band has announced that for each show on the tour, 50 winners will be selected by lottery and allowed to buy a pair of tickets on the day of the show.
After they play in western Canada the band will tour London, Toronto, Hamilton and Ottawa before ending the tour in their hometown of Kingston on August 20th.
Tickets have been highly sought after since the band announced that the tour would be their last. The Hip’s lead singer, Gord Downie, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer but has been cleared to do a final tour this summer.
Any fans who can’t get tickets will be able to watch the band’s final performance from Kingston at the London Music Hall.
A day full of music and celebration is being planned in London to mark the Tragically Hip’s final show on their “Man Machine Poem” summer tour.
Fans of the band are invited to attend ‘Long Time Running’ on Saturday August 20th at London Music Hall. The event was organized in collaboration with Tourism London and London’s Best Rock FM96.
It’ll feature both daytime programming geared towards youth, and evening programming that is 19+, featuring many emerging regional artists to be announced in the coming weeks.
London fans attending the event will be able to record a 30 second video message thanking Canada’s most iconic band, with the videos being shared online following their final concert.
Evening programming will begin at 4p.m. and include regional emerging artists performing Tragically Hip songs leading up to the CBC’s stream of the Kingston show.
Admission will be free, but fans will be encouraged to make donations at the door. All of money collected will be donated to the Sunnybrook Foundation on behalf of fund raising efforts the band is making on their final tour.
The tour dates are as follows:
|Friday, July 22||Victoria, BC||Save On Foods Memorial Centre|
|Sunday, July 24||Vancouver, BC||Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena|
|Tuesday, July 26||Vancouver, BC||Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena|
|Thursday, July 28||Edmonton, AB||Rexall Place|
|Saturday, July 30||Edmonton, AB||Rexall Place|
|Monday, August 1||Calgary, AB||Scotiabank Saddledome|
|Wednesday, August 3||Calgary, AB||Scotiabank Saddledome|
|Friday, August 5||Winnipeg, MB||MTS Centre|
|Monday, August 8||London, ON||Budweiser Gardens|
|Wednesday, August 10||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|Friday, August 12||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|Sunday, August 14||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|Tuesday, August 16||Hamilton, ON||FirstOntario Centre|
|Thursday, August 18||Ottawa, ON||Canadian Tire Centre|
|Saturday, August 20||Kingston, ON||Rogers K-Rock Centre|