Tragically Hip Tickets May Be Available Through A Lottery

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TORONTO — Fans of the Tragically Hip still hoping to see the band on their upcoming tour could score tickets through a newly announced lottery.

For each date on the "Man Machine Poem'' tour, there will be an opportunity to buy tickets on the day of the show.

Fifty winners will be selected from each show's lottery, and those people will each be able to purchase two tickets.

The cutoff for lottery entry is 11 a.m. local time on the day of the show, and winners will be notified by email by 1 p.m. that day.

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Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip performs on Day 9 of the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest on July 17, 2015 in Ottawa, Ont. (Photo: Mark Horton/WireImage)

The tickets will be priced at face value and will range from best in house and mid-level. Unclaimed tickets will be released to the venue's box office for general sale after 7 p.m. local time.

Two months after the band revealed that lead singer Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer, the Hip is embarking on a 15-date tour that kicks off Friday in Victoria.

The tour will end with a concert in their hometown of Kingston, Ont., on Aug. 20 which will be broadcast live by CBC.

For more information on the lottery, visit www.thehip.com.

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