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Final Tragically Hip show to be broadcast on CBC

CityNews | posted Friday, Jun 17th, 2016

It’s confirmed: The Tragically Hip has announced its very final show will be broadcast live on the CBC.

The band posted the news on its website on Friday.

The final show is set for Aug. 20 in Kingston and will be aired commercial-free across all CBC platforms at 8:30 p.m. ET.

The CBC first said the show was in the works at the end of May.


Last month, the band announced that lead singer Gord Downie has incurable brain cancer, and the band is hitting the road this summer, widely expected to be the final one for the iconic Canadian band.

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Fans had been calling for the show to be broadcast, because tickets were snapped up so quickly.

The band is slated to play the Air Canada Centre on Aug. 10 and 12. A third show was added for Aug. 14.


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