Remembering Gord Downie: Highlights From The Tragically Hip’s Final Tour
Beloved Canadian rock musician Gord Downie passed away this week at the age of 53 following a battle with terminal brain cancer. The charismatic leader of The Tragically Hip was a transcendent cultural figure throughout the band’s more than 30 year career. This edition of Sunday Cinema presents video footage from The Tragically Hip’s final shows which were part of last year’s Man Machine Poem Tour
The Hip embarked on the 15-show Man Machine Poem Tour of their native country following Downie’s glioblastoma cancer diagnosis. The concerts were in support of the group’s 13th and final studio record Man Machine Poem which was issued last summer. The tour concluded on August 20, 2016 with a marathon performance held at Rogers K-Rock Centre in the band’s hometown of Kingston, Ontario.
Below are video clips from The Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem Tour, beginning with pro-shot footage from the final concert. Revisit some of Downie’s last moments on stage below: