Because of the overwhelming response to what is expected to be the Tragically Hip’s last tour, the band has added four more dates to this summer’s schedule, including a third concert in Toronto.
According to The Hip’s Facebook page, a third Toronto show will occur on Aug. 14 at the Air Canada Centre. The band is slated to play the same venue on Aug. 10 and 12.
The band also added second shows in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary.
Last Wednesday, it was announced that The Tragically Hip’s front man, Gord Downie, has terminal brain cancer. Downie was diagnosed late last year with glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive type of tumour to start in the brain.
The band’s 14th studio album, ‘Man Machine Poem’ is set for release on June 17. The album was largely completed prior to Downie learning about the tumour, his manager said.
The Hip’s tour in support of the album begins July 22 in Victoria, B.C., and ends in their hometown of Kingston, Ont., on Aug. 20. Other stops on the tour include Winnipeg, London, Hamilton and Ottawa.
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