The Tragically Hip final concert to air on CBC August 20 2016

The Tragically HipCanadians are coming together to celebrate some of their proudest sons.

Canadian rock legends The Tragically Hip are performing in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario on Saturday August 20 and CBC will air the concert live on all of their platforms (television, radio, online) starting at 8:30 pm ET.

Gord Downie, the band’s singer, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer earlier in this year. He is touring with The Tragically Hip despite his condition. Fans were devastated to hear about Gord’s cancer, and tickets sold out coast to coast.

Ottawa mayor Jim Watson proclaimed August 18, 2016 “Tragically Hip Day” in the city of Ottawa.

The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration will broadcast nationally and stream globally live and commercial free at 8:30 p.m. ET across CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Radio One on SiriusXM Channel 169, CBC Radio 2,,, CBC Music’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, and the CBC Music app on iPhone, iPad and Android devices as well as the new CBC Music app on Apple TV. ~ Yanis Khamsi

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  1. Mindy • August 21, 2016 @ 7:16 PM

    Great concert, thanks for the heads up!

  2. CDubya • August 22, 2016 @ 11:56 AM

    I’m from Kingston/Gananoque and I grew up on the Hip. Canada was closed Aug 20th. If there was ever a time other than the Winter Olympic gold medal hockey match, that this country stopped and just gathered their friends and glued their eyes to the TV to just listen and sing-a-long to a poet weave his classic Canadiana tunes, this was it. I regret not being able to get tickets for their live concert which started here in Victoria, but I am happy CBC decided to air the concert from my hometown. There was a constant lump in my throat.

    We will miss you TTH. Not just Gord, but all of you. It’s rare a band would stay together all these years, but it shows how you are family to each other, and to the rest of the country.

  3. Jenn • December 22, 2016 @ 6:37 AM

    Great concert, thanks for the heads up!

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