THE TRAGICALLY HIP: A National Celebration Aug20

Updated: August 21, 2016

WOW!!!! What a concert!!!!

Last night was indeed A National Celebration of The Tragically Hip - and whether you were there in Kingston or at a community event across the country, watching in your family room or on your laptop around the world - Canada came together last night for their very last concert.

Watch the video above for just a glimpse at the magic.

To Gord Downie, Paul Langlois, Rob Baker, Gord Sinclair and Johnny Fay - THANK YOU for putting on such a stellar show - AMAZING stuff!!!

And to Insight Productions, CBC and the entire broadcast crew who made last night possible for all of us to share - we are ever so grateful!

It was legendary night in Canadian history to be sure of it! SABS


Posted: August 18, 2016


Fans in Canada and around the world will be able to watch historic Kingston concert live and commercial free across all CBC platforms at 8:30 pm ET (9 NT)

190 community viewing events confirmed across Canada. 

where to watch the Tragically Hip if you're not in Kingston

Here are the EAST COAST locations.

City Square (outside City Hall), Corner Brook
Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium, Grandfalls
Jean Lake Band Stand, Wabush

Nova Scotia
Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane, Halifax
Grand Parade, Halifax
Kentville Centennial Arena, Kentville
Astor Theatre, Liverpool
Glasgow Square, New Glasgow
Inglis Place, Truro
Marigold Cultural Centre, Truro
Troy Restaurant, Wolfville

New Brunswick
Quispamsis Arts & Culture Park,Quispamsis
Officers Square, Historic Garrison District, Fredericton
Moncton Capitol Theatre, Moncton
CBC Saint John and Market Square, Saint John
Cast & Crew Pub, Bathurst

Victoria Park, Charlottetown
Green’s Shore, Summerside

For guidelines and a listing of all confirmed screenings to date, click here.



August 18, 2016 – The countdown is on as audiences in Canada and around the world prepare to come together to celebrate The Tragically Hip with CBC on Saturday, August 20, when the legendary Canadian rockers return to their hometown for the Kingston, Ontario stop of their Man Machine Poem tour. The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration will broadcast nationally and stream globally live and commercial free at 8:30 p.m. ET (9 NT) across CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Radio One on SiriusXM Channel 169, CBC Radio 2,,, CBC Music’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, and the CBC Music app on iPhone, iPad and Android devices as well as the new CBC Music app on Apple TV.


Fans in Canada and around the world won’t want to miss this unprecedented opportunity to witness the Kingston concert live in its entirety, as there will be no on demand or online streaming playback of the full event following the broadcast.

CBC and The Tragically Hip are committed to bringing as many Canadians together as possible to celebrate this event, including approving 190 community viewing parties across the country. For guidelines and a listing of all confirmed screenings to date, click here.


In the lead up to The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration, CBC is also offering additional content across all platforms. Fans in Canada and around the world can tune into the pre-show on CBC Radio One and CBC Radio 2 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on August 20, hosted by Rich Terfry, who will play some of the band’s greatest hits as selected by Canadians via a CBC Music poll. Terfry will also continue to host Hip Check (M-F) at 6 p.m. (6:30 NT) on CBC Radio 2, which tells a short history of each of The Tragically Hip’s albums and features behind-the-scenes stories and reflections from celebrated Canadians. CBC Radio One’s q will do a special show on Friday, August 19, featuring well-known Canadian acts performing Hip covers, and CBC Music will continue to feature daily content including the ongoing series The road to Kingston, The history of every Hip album and Hip Road Trip.

the road to kingston a Tragically Hip Tour Diary

Beginning Thursday, August 18, the ICI Musique YouTube channel will feature a selection of The Tragically Hip’s greatest hits. Fans will be able to listen to the sounds of Nautical Disaster, Grace, Too and many more of their favourite Hip tunes.

The 15-date sold out cross-Canada Man Machine Poem tour coincides with the release of the band's 14th studio album, Man Machine Poem. The Kingston concert sees Gord Downie, Paul Langlois, Rob Baker, Gord Sinclair, and Johnny Fay perform at Rogers K-Rock Centre.


The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration is produced by Insight Productions in association with CBC and Man Machine Poem Touring Inc.


SABS A/V Extra

While you're here take some time and check out this video.  Filmed by Much Music at an old haunt in Halifax, Nova Scotia - The Misty Moon.  The club is no longer there, but it's cool to see The Hip rock the room more than 25 years ago.  Very cool!


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