Tragically Hip set to play Edmonton’s Rexall Place Thursday night

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Tragically Hip Day in Edmonton
WATCH ABOVE: Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson declared Thursday to be Tragically Hip Day. That's because the legendary Canadian rock band is in Alberta's capital to perform in front of legions of fans Thursday night. It will mark the first appearance by the band in Edmonton since it was revealed singer Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer. Shallima Maharaj reports – Jul 28, 2016

Fans of the Tragically Hip are getting ready to see the iconic Canadian band perform in Edmonton Thursday night.

The group brings its Man Machine Poem tour to Rexall Place Thursday and Saturday. The tour began in Victoria, B.C. on June 22.

READ MORE: Tragically Hip tour begins in Victoria, B.C. 

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

It’s expected to be an emotional show for all those who managed to secure tickets. The tour was announced just after frontman Gord Downie revealed he is suffering from terminal brain cancer.

READ MORE: Canadian artists reflect on the legacy, inspiration of The Tragically Hip

Edmonton’s mayor declared July 28 Tragically Hip Day “on account of the fantastic work that the band has done over the years, profiling so many great things about this country and connecting with Edmontonians and Canadians and people all around the world with fantastic music,” Don Iveson said in a video posted online.

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As of noon Thursday, there were still a few tickets available for both performances.

The band has announced there will be a ticket lottery on each day of the show. Fifty winners will be selected and will be given access to purchase two tickets. These are not transferable to someone else.

READ MORE: Tragically Hip fans scramble to snap up tickets for tour 

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.

The Tragically Hip last performed in Edmonton in February 2015.

Watch below: Legendary Canadian rockers The Tragically Hip will take to the stage in Edmonton Thursday night for the first of two concerts in Alberta’s capital on what could be the band’s final tour. Ahead of the big show, Shallima Maharaj spoke with one fan who has a unique connection to the band.

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Tragically Hip fans talk about connection to band ahead of Edmonton concert

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