In anticipation for the Tragically Hip’s final tour in Vancouver, Mayor Gregor Robertson and 96.9 JACK fm are officially proclaiming July 26 as “Tragically Hip Day” in Vancouver.
The Hip are an iconic Canadian band, with nine albums and 14 Juno Awards accumulated over their 27-years together. Earlier this summer, the band announced they were touring for one last time following lead singer Gord Downie’s terminal brain cancer diagnosis.
“The Hip are the quintessential Canadian rock band,” said Mayor Roberston. “Their music has made a lasting impact on Vancouver fans and we look forward to celebrating their legacy on this official day, every year.”
Along with the “Tragically Hip Day” designation, JACK fm will change its name for the day to “96.9 GORD fm.” The official proclamation will take place on JACK fm’s Morning Glory at 9 am on July 26.
The Tragically Hip Day falls on the second day of their Vancouver tour dates. The legendary band plays Rogers Arena on July 24 and 26. The Tragically Hip’s final Canada-wide tour, “Man Machine Poem,” is sold-out nationally.