This summer, a beloved Canadian institution will come to an abrupt, premature end.
The announcement earlier this year that Gord Downie has incurable brain cancer spelled the end for the singer’s band, Tragically Hip. Since forming in Kingston, Ontario in had become synonymous with Canadian culture and identity since forming in Kingston, Ontario in 1984.
A tour announcement followed the bad news. Fans across the country were grateful to know that they could have a chance to at least catch Downie in action with the Tragically Hip one more time. But for those who couldn’t be in the right place at the right time, or who couldn’t afford tickets, or who caught or will catch one of the band’s final concerts but want more, the CBC is broadcasting the last show concert live from Kingston on Aug. 20.
Venues across the country will be showing the concert and hosting fans. Here are a few places in Vancouver where you can see the Tragically Hip’s farewell show, which begins at 5:30 PST.