Just one day after The Tragically Hip lead singer Gord Downie revealed he has terminal brain cancer, the band has announced they’re embarking on a cross-Canada tour.
The Tragically Hip will be making 11 stops, including in Calgary, on their Man Machine Poem Tour that kicks off on July 22 in Victoria and goes until August 20.
“What we in The Hip receive, each time we play together, is a connection; with each other; with music and it’s magic; and during the shows, a special connection with all of you, our incredible fans,” the band said in a statement.
“So, we’re going to dig deep, and try to make this our best tour yet.”
Lead singer Downie was lauded as “courageous” by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a tweet that he sent out on Tuesday morning.
Gord Downie is a true original who has been writing Canada’s soundtrack for more than 30 years. #Courage
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 24, 2016
Tickets will go on sale on Friday, June 3 at 10 a.m. at livenation.com. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Sunnybrook Foundation, a Toronto-based hospital.
Friday, July 22: Victoria, B.C. at Save On Foods Memorial Centre
Sunday, July 24: Vancouver, B.C. at Rogers Arena
Thursday, July 28: Edmonton, A.B. at Rexall Place
Monday, August 1: Calgary, A.B. at Scotiabank Saddledome
Friday, August 5: Winnipeg, M.B. at MTS Centre
Monday, August 8: London, O.N. at Budweiser Gardens
Wednesday, August 10 and Friday, August 12: Toronto, O.N. at Air Canada Centre
Tuesday, August 16: Hamilton, O.N. at FirstOntario Centre
Thursday, August 18: Ottawa, O.N. at Canadian Tire Centre
Saturday, August 20: Kingston, O.N. at Rogers K-Rock Centre