All of Canada turned out to attend The Tragically Hip’s last concert
The Tragically Hip played their final concert on Aug. 21, 2016 as lead singer Gord Downie — who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in December — faced his fans on stage one, last time.
“Thank you for that” was all the Canadian superstar had or needed to say as the show’s closing notes rang out across the Rogers K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ontario. The emotional farewell came after a third encore capped off the three-hour performance.
The Tragically Hip has long been a fixture of the Canadian music scene, with 13 studio albums released since the band formed more than 30 years ago. Nine of those releases achieved #1 status in Canada. Read more…