Pre-sale tickets for The Tragically Hip’s final tour sold out quickly in Ontario after they went on sale Monday for members of the band’s fan club.
The Kingston, Ontario rock band announced its farewell tour last week, following the announcement of The Hip’s frontman Gord Downie’s diagnosis of terminal brain cancer.
Members of the band’s fan club were given exclusive access to an undisclosed amount of tickets, with a purchase limit of four tickets per credit card.
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Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. ET and within minutes social media users were reporting tickets had already sold out.
The Man Machine Poem Tour starts on July 22 in Victoria, B.C. and runs through to August 20, where the band will play its final show in their hometown of Kingston.
Here are the tour dates:
July 22 – Victoria, BC
July 24 – Vancouver, BC
July 28 – Edmonton, AB
August 1 – Calgary, AB
August 5 – Winnipeg, MB
August 8 – London, ON
August 10 – Toronto, ON
August 12 – Toronto, ON
August 16 – Hamilton, ON
August 18 – Ottawa, ON
August 20 – Kingston, ON
Within minutes of the presale, tickets to the shows appeared on the reselling site Stubhub, selling for $1,500 a pair. Original face value ranged from $56 to $166 each, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Sunnybrook Foundation.
Tickets will be available to the general public on Friday, June 3.