Tragically Hip

There's A Movement To Give Gord Downie The Order Of Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Living

Thousands of Canadians have signed the petition.

Does Gord Downie's Call To Action Mean Anything For First Nations?

Liam Massaubi | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Politics
Liam Massaubi

As pretty much the entire country watched The Tragically Hip live in Kingston, Ontario for their final show, Gord Downie used the opportunity to do something not many would...bring up First Nations issues to the prime minister himself.

The Hip Concert On CBC Is What Happens When Nation Trumps Revenue

Wade Rowland | Posted 08.23.2016 | Canada Business
Wade Rowland

The CBC's decision to air the Tragically Hip's farewell concert Saturday was a stroke of public broadcasting genius. Better than almost any event one could imagine, it demonstrated the power of a national public broadcaster to bring a nation together to celebrate its shared values, to honour its prodigies, to connect.

No Band Can Bring A Country Together Like The Tragically Hip

Jeff Blay | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living
Jeff Blay

Certainly, there are bands that are more famous, have sold more albums and put on bigger shows, but you'd be hard-pressed to find one that captured a country's attention -- at least 11.7 million of us, according to CBC -- like The Hip did that night in Kingston.

Tragically Hip Curtain Call Soaked With The Tears Of A Nation

James Di Fiore | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living
James Di Fiore

The whole country came together. Not since Terry Fox have we seen such a strong example of how a Canadian could summon so much national camaraderie among the people.... All we had to do was sing along to songs we knew by heart, allow ourselves to feel the moment, let our tears express how we felt, let our fellow Canadians know we were all in this together, and then, as a nation, say goodbye to Gord Downie. The best part is we will never really say goodbye to The Tragically Hip. As long as we have kids, camping trips, road trips, backyard barbecues, headphones and private moments, we will never have to say goodbye.

Gord Downie's Hug With Trudeau Had Nothing To Do With Politics

Christine Johnson | Posted 08.23.2016 | Canada Living
Christine Johnson

I don't give a s*** whether you are Liberal, Conservative or none of the above, sometimes it's not about that. Let's all do the Canadian thing and join our prime minister in sending Gord Downie and the Hip our best wishes, send them tons of strength and love in the coming months and beyond.

CBC's Olympics Recap Is Set To A Tragically Hip Song. You May Cry.

The Huffington Post Canada | Lisa Yeung | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living

Ready your tissues.

Canadians Cried With Gord Downie That Moment He Fought Tears Onstage

The Huffington Post Canada | Al Donato | Posted 08.21.2016 | Canada Living

If your heart isn't broken enough already.

The Full, Complete Set List For The Tragically Hip's Final Show

CP | Posted 08.21.2016 | Canada Living

Thirty songs. Three encores sets. Thank you, Tragically Hip.

This Tragically Hip Meme Pretty Much Says It All

The Huffington Post Canada | Lisa Yeung | Posted 08.21.2016 | Canada Living

We think there's a pretty strong case here.

Canadians Around The World Were Glued To The Hip

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.21.2016 | Canada Living

That night in....

Gord Downie Uses Concert To Spur Trudeau On First Nations

The Huffington Post Canada | Andree Lau, Ron Nurwisah | Posted 08.21.2016 | Canada Politics

"It's really, really bad, but we're going to figure it out, you're going to figure it out."

Gord Downie And Tragically Hip End Tour With Epic Show

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2016 | Canada Living

The show opened with "50 Mission Cap,'' followed by "Courage (for Hugh MacLennan)."

The Tragically Hip Are An Essential Part Of Canada: Trudeau

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Politics

Trudeau reminisced about how he used to enjoy the band's music during his high school years.

Remembering Gord Downie's Great Cause Can Save A Life

Suzanne Wexler | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Living
Suzanne Wexler

Gord Downie has chosen an excellent -- and personal -- benefit for his final tour. Glioblastoma (GBM, or stage 4 brain tumour) is among the number one causes of death for 40 to 60 year old Canadians. It also affects children and adults of all ages, without any genetic predisposition.

How The Tragically Hip Connect Canadians To Nature

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Living
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

The Tragically Hip has heavily influenced Canadians ever since the band first broke the scene 30 years ago, and The Hip's music continues to influence Canadians of all ages to this day. Canadian music has become synonymous with The Tragically Hip. In addition to their music being adored across the country, each of their 14 studio albums is laced with lyrics that pay homage to Canada.

Tragically Hip Stamp Confirms Gord Downie's A National Treasure

Robert Waite | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Living
Robert Waite

Postage stamps in some respects represent a vestige of a past age. But these portraits in miniature can still serve as a powerful reminder of who we are as a people -- and whom we treasure. Gord Downie is proof positive of that.

Cool Spots To Watch The Tragically Hip's Kingston Show

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Living

Let's raise a glass to Gord!

Tragically Hip's Gord Downie Sings Goodbye With Grace (Too)

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

While more fashionable bands have faded into musical footnotes, the Hip has enjoyed a 32-year career and domestic deification. But now the part of their name that has the most resonance as the Hip rocks its way across the nation one final time is "tragically." Not that you could tell from the surface euphoria onstage and in the stands as Gord Downie's incurable brain cancer took a backseat for a couple hours of communal rock catharsis during the band's 25-song concert at Toronto's Air Canada Centre.

Gord Downie's Courage Powers Tragically Hip Tour

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Music
Adrian Brijbassi

As Gord Downie closed the show with kisses to the cheeks of his bandmates and nods of gratitude to the 20,000 fans in Vancouver, the courage the lead singer displayed overwhelmed me. It saddened me, too. Downie, my cultural hero, is battling the same awful disease -- glioblastoma multiforme -- that took the life of my wife, Julia Pelish-Brijbassi, 137 days ago.

Fans, Bands And The Online Ticket Scalping Conundrum

Jeff Blay | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Music
Jeff Blay

Today's ticket purchasing landscape is a classic example of how technology can disrupt business and create regulatory and ethical grey areas -- and decision-makers can't keep up with the disruption or implement solutions fast enough.

Gord Downie Full Of Energy For The Hip's Last Tour, Fans Say

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Living

The band's final tour kicked off in Victoria on Friday.

Canadians May Have 1 Last Chance At Tragically Hip Tickets

CP | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Business

It's worth a try!

Toronto Scalper Charged For Selling Fake Tragically Hip Tickets

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 07.17.2016 | Canada

Tickets for the band's final tour are in high demand and being resold at outrageous markups.

Sorry, Nickelback. The Hip Are Canada's Most Successful Band.

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Business

And it's not even close.