Tragically Hip

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.

Joel Plaskett Writes Haunting Song For Gord Downie

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living

"The bad news is this life is fleeting.. the good news is we've reserved seating"

Rejoice, Tragically Hip Fans: CBC Is Broadcasting The Final Concert

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Living

You can even watch the show live on YouTube.

Toronto City Councillor Proposes Massive, Free Tragically Hip Show

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada

Think this could work?

Radio Station Gives 'Big FU' To Tragically Hip Tickets Scalper

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada

The phone call escalates quickly.

Tragically Hip Fans Foiled Once Again

CP | David Friend | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada Business

"They've been my family's favourite band since I was a kid."'

CBC Wants To Air The Tragically Hip's Final Show

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Living

Presale tickets sold out immediately.

Tragically Hip Fans Are Pissed About Early Ticket Sellouts

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Business


If Canada Could Sing, It Would Sound Like Gord Downie

James Di Fiore | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Music
James Di Fiore

Feel good sadness. Nostalgia music. Quintessentially Canadian. That's what the Tragically Hip was to us when we were in high school in the 90s. Gord Downie's voice was omnipresent, whether it was a bush party, a school dance, on the way to a buddy's cottage, or at the cottage having a few beers and sitting on the dock.

11 Times The Tragically Hip Taught Us About Being Canadian

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Living

Courage, Gord.

Tragically Hip's Lead Singer Diagnosed With Terminal Brain Cancer

The Huffington Post Canada | Andree Lau | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Living

The band will be going on tour this summer.

LOOK: Tragically Hip Rocker Gord Downie Sells Toronto House

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Business

Ever wonder how Canadian rock stars live? Well here’s a rare chance to find out. It turns out Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie doesn’t live ...

The Hip's 'Fully Completely' Connects Me to Canada

Rob Mitchell | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada Music
Rob Mitchell

For this week marks, not only a free concert by The Tragically Hip to kick of the 2014 NHL season; but more importantly, it marks the 22nd birthday of the release of the Hip's fourth album -- Fully Completely.

Tragically Hip Announce Most Canadian Concert Ever

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Music

What could be a more Canadian way to kick off the new NHL hockey season than a game pitting the Montreal Canadiens against the Toronto Maple Leafs? We...

A Two-Year-Old's Surprisingly Satisfying Song Requests

HuffPost Canada Music | Vish Khanna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music

Before you have children, you hear a lot of horror stories, mostly from people who raised a kid forty years ago. There's the standard stuff about neve...

Gord Downie Breaks Down The Rod Stewart Semen Myth

The Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada Music

Over the course of the band's career, The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie has had his share of strange between-song (and mid-song) banter. But in trying ...

12 Puck Rock Songs For The Playoffs

HuffPost Canada Music | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

The National Hockey League playoffs are back! Now, this could be very bad news for people who don't enjoy hearing the same old Gary Glitter riff b...

Mark The Titanic Sink-aversary With 11 Songs About Nautical Disasters

HuffPost Canada Music | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada Music

The sea has long been a source of inspiration for poets and musicians. From Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s lyrical ballad, “The Rime of the Ancient Mar...

Ottawa Bluesfest Books Rush, fun., Tragically Hip, Wu-Tang, Skrillex and BB King

Huffington Post Music Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 02.27.2013 | Canada Music

The ever-diverse RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest in Ottawa announced its first wave of artists with some big headliners throughout the July 4 - 14, ranging f...

Road Tales From The Tragically Hip | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada

Armed with will and determination, the Tragically Hip embarked 30 years ago on a rock 'n roll journey that has taken them around the world and across Canada more times than the band members can remember. Those trips have resulted in songs and lyrics that will forever resonate with the group's devoted fan base