July 22, 2016 8:34 am
Updated: July 25, 2016 12:07 pm

The Tragically Hip’s tour begins in Victoria B.C. tonight

It's a bittersweet night in Victoria, as the Tragically Hip kick off their last-ever tour after the news that lead singer Gord Downie has terminal cancer. Kylie Stanton has more on this emotional evening.


The Tragically Hip, one of Canada’s most iconic bands, begins their Man Machine Poem tour tonight in Victoria.

The group announced the tour just months after lead singer Gord Downie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

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After taking the stage in Victoria, the band will head to Vancouver, playing their next two shows at Rogers Arena on Sunday and Tuesday.

They will play a total of 15 shows across Canada, finishing up the tour in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario, in August.

Tickets for the Man Machine Poem Tour are sold out, but the band has announced there will be a ticket lottery on the day of every show.

Fifty winners will be selected and will be given access to purchase two tickets. These are not transferable to someone else.

Winners will be notified via email by 1 p.m. on the day of the show and then will need to arrive at the venue’s box office between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time on show day.

For more information and to enter, go to The Hip’s website.

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