They've been one of Canada's most successful acts for quite some time now, and they're about to prove that fact once again. Kingston's The Tragically Hip are set to embark on an extensive tour of both Canada and the United States. September saw The Hip kick off the US leg of the tour with The Sam Roberts Band as support. Their travels south of the border will continue until October 30th where they will wrap up the 30-dates in Michigan.
After a short break, The Tragically Hip will then continue the North American tour in their home and native land. The first Canadian date comes on November 14th in Vancouver, with the last falling on December 5th in Halifax. The lucky band that scored opener for this leg of the tour is Halifax's Joel Plaskett Emergency. During their time on stage, Joel Plaskett and his band will be promoting their 2003 disc 'Truthfully, Truthfully'.
The album that The Tragically Hip are out on tour to support is 'In Between Evolution', which was released earlier this year. The 13-track record is the band's tenth studio-album; their first release was a self-titled album seventeen years ago. Led by Gord Downie, The Hip have also released one live album - 1997's 'Live Between Us'.
On their website (www.thehip.com), The Hip have been posting the set lists from their American shows. It appears the band has been performing a good mix of their songs, from old hits like 'Poets' and 'Bobcaygeon', to newer tracks like 'Vaccination Scar' and 'Summer's Killing Us'.
The Tragically Hip's Canadian tour dates:
November 14 Vancouver, BC - GM Place
November 15 Kelowna, BC - Prospera Place
November 17 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
November 19 Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome
November 20 Saskatoon, SK - Saskatchewan Place
November 22 Brandon, MB - Brandon Keystone Centre
November 23 Winnipeg, MB - MB/MTS
November 26 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
November 27 London, ON - John Labatt Center
November 28 Ottawa, ON - Civic Centre
December 1 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
December 3 Saint John, NB - Harbour Station
December 4 Sydney, NS - Centre 200
December 5 Halifax, NS - Metro Centre
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt