The Tragically Hip Tour

THE TRAGICALLY HIP HEAD TO AMERICA FOR NATIONAL TOUR

The Tragically Hip
The Tragically Hip - the much-revered quintet known for their "vigorous and often improvisational live shows" (WXPN)- will kick off their 11-city, 19-date tour May 7 at Philadelphia's Fillmore at Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) and wrap June 17 at Seattle's Moore Theatre.

The band, of whom one pundit said "If the Rolling Stones and R.E.M. were to have sex, the result would be a five-headed baby called The Tragically Hip," are a national treasure in Canada and a favorite amongst music critics and fans for their stirring lyrics and powerful rock sounds. Led by the dynamic frontman and main songwriter Gordon Downie, the group has sold over 6 million albums worldwide, sold out concert stadiums across North America and Canada and retained a fiercely dedicated fan base in their 25+ years together.

The Tragically Hip's twelfth studio album We are the Same is out April 7 on Rounder Records.

THE TRAGICALLY HIP TOUR DATES:
05/07/09 Thu Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) Philadelphia, PA
05/08/09 Fri Nokia Theatre Times Square New York, NY
05/09/09 Sat House of Blues Boston, MA
05/26/09 Tue The Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
05/27/09 Wed The Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
05/29/09 Fri The Fillmore Detroit (State Theatre) Detroit, MI
05/30/09 Sat The Fillmore Detroit (State Theatre) Detroit, MI
06/02/09 Tue Artpark Lewiston, NY
06/04/09 Thu Artpark Lewiston, NY
06/05/09 Fri Artpark Lewiston, NY
06/06/09 Sat Artpark Lewiston, NY
06/09/09 Tue The Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
06/10/09 Wed The Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
06/11/09 Thu The Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
06/13/09 Sat The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
06/14/09 Sun The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
06/16/09 Tue Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
06/17/09 Wed Moore Theatre Seattle, WA

http://www.thehip.com/

[Published on: 3/3/09]

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jonrand starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/3/2009 10:30AM
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jonrand

National Treasure, eh? I've seen these guys twice and they never fail to amaze me. Go see 'em you won't regret it.

MoreTunes starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/3/2009 10:36AM
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MoreTunes

"You said you didn't give a fuck about hockey...I never saw someone say that before!" These guys rip. No minnesota shows, but its so close to the motherland, bummer.

jalew Tue 3/3/2009 10:41AM
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jalew

this is great news. stoked for some Traj Hip in the City!

brooklynite84 Tue 3/3/2009 10:58AM
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Why don't these guys do some festivals? I first say these guys at Woodstock 99 and they were unbelievably great. They're a wonderful element to add to Festivals...

joegrimes Tue 3/3/2009 11:08AM
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joegrimes

i believe that they did play a couple fests last year.

but yes the hip are awesome

mackie67 Tue 3/3/2009 11:14AM
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The web site says they play cleveland HOB May 31

OldBullLee Tue 3/3/2009 11:28AM
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4 days at artpark will be amazing. Seen them the last few times they've come to Buffalo and they haven't dissapointed

MrKnowitall Tue 3/3/2009 11:42AM
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Gord Downie is the Best Song Writer of our generation. His is a Canadian Poetic Icon. As a Canadian I urge you Americans to check these guys out before its too late. These guys are as important to Canadian music history as The Band. To the Canadians out there, the tour also extends north of the border include multi-day stops in some key cities. I guess Jambase cannot post Canadian show dates in this economic climate (fuckin' cutbacks)

wetchabs starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/3/2009 12:19PM
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Definately a national treasure. I believe they're the best band in Canada and we need more people south of the border to give them a lesson in Hipology. If you get a chance to check them out make the trip. I'll be at both Detroit shows.

theguykeator Tue 3/3/2009 12:20PM
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theguykeator

saw them at 10KLF 07 and was not impressed.

rainydaywomen420 starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/3/2009 12:23PM
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rainydaywomen420

i live a block away from artpark, this was on the cover of the buffalo news yesterday. All four shows will undoubtedly sell out as the y do everyyear they play artpark. Poetry in blue collar rock and roll is a hard thing to find these days and the hip have always done it right. As for artpark truly one of my favorite places anywhere set along the mighty niagara.

rainydaywomen420 Tue 3/3/2009 12:26PM
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rainydaywomen420

what really man^^ 10klf 07 was a badass hip show under the stars, ill never forget my state of mind when they played bobcaygen

megustaphish star Tue 3/3/2009 01:29PM
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megustaphish

in '06 i saw these guys open for the who. (bring on the thumbs down) they were awful.

gkwoodward starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/3/2009 01:31PM
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gkwoodward

quite possibly one of the most underrated/best unknown (to most people in the states) bands out there...spent my childhood on the Canadian border listening to these fellas...never disappointed...count me in on this tour...

Soxfan5590 Tue 3/3/2009 01:51PM
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Soxfan5590

Saw them in 02 when i was twelve, one of my first concerts, still one of my favorites, check them out

MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks Tue 3/3/2009 02:07PM
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MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks

I also saw these guys @ 10klf, and thought they were just OK. I know that people who like this band tend to really like this band. Please recomend an album or two to check out.

solidrock Tue 3/3/2009 05:16PM
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solidrock

i've been seeing these guys live, mostly in the south lately, since '94. i've seen them with 80'000 of my closest friends in ontario and with a couple 100 at the 40 watt. They always deliver and Gord is an endlessly entertaining front man.

they have announced they are doing two set shows this tour which is something new and will hopefully have them exploring their jammy side.

-album rec's. i would go with Fully Completely and Poets as the two best. They put out the two disc Yer Favorites which is obviously a solid retrospective.

mooner Tue 3/3/2009 06:44PM
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mooner

the hip r killer live!! the 10k show was the worst on i seen, but was still good..10-2000, aggie theatre in ft. collins was the best show..i suggest to check them out!!!!!!!