The Tragically Hip has released the dates of their summer tour a day after announcing lead singer and Canadian music legend Gord Downie's terminal brain cancer diagnosis.
The Man Machine Poem Tour supports the band's 14th studio album. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 3, at 10 am local time.
- July 22 – Victoria, BC – Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
- July 24 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
- July 28 – Edmonton, AB– Rexall Place
- August 1– Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
- August 5 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
- August 8 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
- August 10 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
- August 12 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
- August 16 – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
- August 18 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
- August 20 – Kingston, ON – Rogers K-Rock Centre
Mr. Downie, 52, has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, "one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer," James Perry, the neuro-oncologist treating him, revealed at a press conference at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto on Tuesday.
Carly Weeks breaks down what we know about Gord Downie's diagnosis, treatment and next steps.
Downie is a published poet, and his fans are a curious mix of fist-pumping tuque-wearers and chin-scratching post-grad admirers, united in the arena-rock trenches when it comes to the Hip's anthemic brand of Canadiana. Brad Wheeler looks at his lasting legacy.