Broadcast of final Hip concert moved to Yellowknife Fieldhouse

The comfort of one last Hamilton concert overshadowed the sting of impending loss Tuesday night, as another city got its chance to say goodbye to the Tragically Hip.

The live concert at Kingston's Rogers K-Rock Centre is sold out and could be the final one the band will play together.

"A National Celebration" will feature the legendary Canadian rockers returning to their hometown Kingston for the final stop of their Man Machine Poem tour.

Lead singer Gord Downie is battling terminal brain cancer. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation have announced plans to broadcast the show live for their fans all over the world.

Tickets for the "Man Machine Poem" tour sold out nearly immediately after they went on sale in June - leaving many fans disappointed they'd miss a final chance to see the Hip live. Local restaurants wiped away daily specials on their sandwich boards to give nods to the Hip's fans. Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, will be among those in attendance tonight.




The screening will be part of the park's Rising Tide Festival. The concert will be broadcast on large screens and food and drink options will be provided.

Sounds of the band will also echo through Ontario's cottage country where they'll be the soundtrack to a bachelorette party.

Whether more obscure tracks make it onto the CBC-broadcasted show is anybody's guess, but it's likely that Downie and the band will favour some of the big hits.

"I'm sure the band will figure out what they will want to do with the concert afterwards".

Venues across the city, including the Commodore, the Rio Theatre and the Woodward's Atrium, will broadcast the live concert August 20, 5:30 p.m.

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