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Tragically Hip announces tour, lead singer's brain cancer

The Bread Guy

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Suuuuuuuuuuucks ... This, from the band's web page:
Hello friends.

We have some very tough news to share with you today, and we wish it wasn’t so.

A few months ago, in December, Gord Downie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

Since then, obviously, he’s endured a lot of difficult times, and he has been fighting hard. In privacy along with his family, and through all of this, we’ve been standing by him.

So after 30-some years together as The Tragically Hip, thousands of shows, and hundreds of tours…

We’ve decided to do another one.

This feels like the right thing to do now, for Gord, and for all of us.

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.

So, we’re going to dig deep, and try to make this our best tour yet.

We hope you can come out and join us this summer – details and dates will be coming this week.

And we sincerely thank all of you, for your continued love and support,

Paul, GordD, Johnny, Rob, GordS
Dates & locations:
Jul 22 2016
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Victoria, BC Canada

Jul 24 2016
Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Vancouver, BC Canada

Jul 28 2016
Rexall Place
Edmonton, AB Canada

Aug 1 2016
Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary, AB Canada

Aug 5 2016
MTS Centre
Winnipeg, MB Canada

Aug 8 2016
Budweiser Gardens
London, ON Canada

Aug 10 2016
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, ON Canada

Aug 12 2016
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, ON Canada

Aug 16 2016
FirstOntario Centre
Hamilton, ON Canada

Aug 18 2016
Canadian Tire Centre
Ottawa, ON Canada

Aug 20 2016
Rogers K-Rock Centre
Kingston, ON Canada
More, from one of Downie's docs here.
Waiting anxiously for June 3rd to get tix for the kickoff of the Canadian Tour in Victoria.... 8)
I'm thinking of taking leave on the 3rd just to make sure I have the best chance of getting tickets.
:( Downie's voice in Wheat Kings kept me in the present in 93 when I drove home after learning my baby girl had CP and would never walk or talk. I wish him and his family well.