The Tragically Hip will be coming to Hamilton as part of their final tour.
Live Nation has announced a seven date concert tour for The Hip.
It starts in Vancouver on July 24 and includes two stops at Air Canada Centre in Toronto on August 10 and 12.
The Hip will play Hamilton’s First Ontario Centre on August 16.
The tour wraps up August 20 in the band’s hometown of Kingston.
Tickets go on sale to the public June 3.
Prices range from $80 to $136.
The announcement comes as fans of the band grapple with the news that lead singer Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer.
The band’s managers say Downie is determined to “blow people’s minds” with a raucous show.
The head of neurology at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital is dismissing the possibility of a complete recovery for Downie, saying that although the tumour has been receptive to treatment, it will one day come back.
But for now, Dr. James Perry says Downie has been cleared to perform and “medical contingencies” will be in place throughout the tour.