CBC partners with Insight to broadcast The Tragically Hip’s concert in Kingston

CBC partners with Insight Productions to broadcast The Tragically Hip’s concert in the band’s hometown of Kingston, Ontario. The broadcast will also be streamed, and commercial free, on CBC Television, CBC Radio One, CBC Radio 2, cbcmusic.ca and CBC’s YouTube channels.
The broadcast is scheduled for August 20th, at 8:30 p.m. ET.

The 15-date sold out cross-Canada tour coincides with the release of the band’s 14th studio album, Man Machine Poem. Gord Downie, Paul Langlois, Rob Baker, Gord Sinclair, and Johnny Fay perform at Rogers K-Rock Centre in what is sure to be a celebratory and moving night.

“The Tragically Hip’s enigmatic sound, their poignant and witty lyrics, and the unique, special relationship they have with their fans have helped define and influence our identity as Canadians,” said Heather Conway, executive vice-president, English Services, CBC. “It’s hard to overstate the importance of this tour. CBC and The Hip are so happy to be able to share this event with all Canadians and bring audiences across the country and around the world together to celebrate the moment.”

Formed in Kingston in the mid-80s, The Tragically Hip have sold millions of records worldwide, managing to enjoy both mass popularity and critical acclaim. The group released their first album in 1987, and have since released 14 studio albums, earning two diamond certifications and 20 #1 hits. The Hip has won 14 Juno Awards and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2005. They have also received the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, as well as honorary degrees from the Royal Conservatory of Music and most recently Queen’s University.

The concert special is produced by Insight Productions in association with CBC and Man Machine Poem Touring Inc.