On Saturday, August 20, 2016, at 8:30 pm ET, the CBC will be broadcasting The Tragically Hip’s final concert and you can watch it anywhere in the world.
If you are unaware of who The Tragically Hip are, they are Canada’s iconic rock band. They have gained some following outside of Canada, but here, they are Canada. Many of their songs are representative of Canada and the small places within.
Earlier this year, the lead singer Gord Downie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Shortly after, The Tragically Hip announced their final tour. Tickets sold out within seconds, with some shows adding additions seating with a rear view of the stage because of the high demand. Those extra seats also sold out within seconds, leaving many crushed. I was one of those crushed because The Tragically Hip has been a very important soundtrack of not only my life, but my children’s lives.
Thankfully, the CBC–Canada’s national broadcaster–was able to secure the rights to broadcast their final show live from their hometown of Kingston, Ontario. And you can watch or listen to it anywhere in the world, pretty much from any device.
How To Watch or Listen to The Tragically Hip’s Final Concert
In Canada Only
You can watch in on TV via CBC Television.
You can listen to it on:
- CBC Radio One
- CBC Radio 2
You can listen to it on SiriusXM Radio.
Anywhere in the World
You can watch or listen on the following:
The CBC will begin broadcasting the commercial-free concert at 8:30 pm ET, sharp. On CBC Radio, there will be a pre-show starting at 8:00 pm ET.