Gord Downie performs in Toronto during the Man Machine Poem tour.
The Tragically Hip will perform for the last time on August 20th in Kingston.
When news broke of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie's brain cancer diagnosis in May, Canadians everywhere mourned the loss of one of the country's most-beloved singers.
Since then, the band has embarked on one last bittersweet tour — the Man Machine Poem Tour—landing in 15 different cities across Canada. Despite his illness, Downie has continued to electrify audiences with his inimitable performance style and incandescent stage presence.
Tonight, August 20th, marks their last show, to be played at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston. While some fans have been lucky enough to score tickets, if you can't be there tonight, the CBC is offering Canadians everywhere the opportunity to experience the last gig of one of Canada's most-loved and most-important bands. Here's how you can tune in.
CBC will be broadcasting the show, commercial free, at 8:30 pm ET on the CBC Network. (The show will not be re-broadcast or available on-demand, so pre-program your DVR in advance.)
CBC Radio One and Radio 2 will be broadcasting the show, also commercial free, with a preshow hosted by Rich Terfry beginning at 8 pm ET.
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