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 Post subject: The Tragically Hip
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 1:37 pm 
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The saddest news was released today about Gord Downie.

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Hello friends.

We have some very tough news to share with you today, and we wish it wasn't so.

A few months ago, in December, Gord Downie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

Since then, obviously, he's endured a lot of difficult times, and he has been fighting hard. In privacy along with his family, and through all of this, we've been standing by him.

So after 30-some years together as The Tragically Hip, thousands of shows, and hundreds of tours...

We've decided to do another one.

This feels like the right thing to do now, for Gord, and for all of us.

What we in The Hip receive, each time we play together, is a connection; with each other; with music and it's magic; and during the shows, a special connection with all of you, our incredible fans.

So, we're going to dig deep, and try to make this our best tour yet.

We hope you can come out and join us this summer - details and dates will be coming this week.

And we sincerely thank all of you, for your continued love and support,

Paul, GordD, Johnny, Rob, GordS





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:shock: OMG! that's awful news. :(

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 Post subject: Re: The Tragically Hip
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I will say it is pretty goddamn badass of them to basically say "our singer got diagnosed with terminal brain cancer but FUCK IT, we're gonna go out on tour anyway"


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 Post subject: Re: The Tragically Hip
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This is pretty much the first time I can remember having an actual emotional reaction to this type of news about a celebrity.

It's pretty amazing that they're going to tour. I definitely have to see them one more time.


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philpritchard wrote:
This is pretty much the first time I can remember having an actual emotional reaction to this type of news about a celebrity.

It's pretty amazing that they're going to tour. I definitely have to see them one more time.

Me too. This is really saddening but you do have to admire him and them for wanting to tour one last time. The emotion will be overwhelming. I just hope they make it to my hometown.

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 Post subject: Re: The Tragically Hip
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Also, I know we've talked about them in previous iterations of the board, but I don't imagine there are a ton of people here who know The Hip all that well.

If you don't, you should.


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 Post subject: Re: The Tragically Hip
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 4:36 pm 
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sigh. extremely sad.

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 Post subject: Re: The Tragically Hip
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A little more info:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/gord-downie-cancer-doctor-1.3597361

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 Post subject: Re: The Tragically Hip
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I'd also like to say that the new single may be their best song since In Between Evolution. I did like the song At Transformation quite a bit tho... And We Are The Same is a pretty solid album. But for me this band is best from Fully Completely to In Between Evolution.

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 Post subject: Re: The Tragically Hip
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I'm not a fan but those shows are going to be super emotional for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: The Tragically Hip
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I'd also like to say that the new single may be their best song since In Between Evolution. I did like the song At Transformation quite a bit tho... And We Are The Same is a pretty solid album. But for me this band is best from Fully Completely to In Between Evolution.

You don't include Up To Here or Road Apples? I grew up loving the old stuff, liked the singles in the middle, lost track of the new unfortunately. (same old story) :|

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Dev wrote:
I'd also like to say that the new single may be their best song since In Between Evolution. I did like the song At Transformation quite a bit tho... And We Are The Same is a pretty solid album. But for me this band is best from Fully Completely to In Between Evolution.

You don't include Up To Here or Road Apples? I grew up loving the old stuff, liked the singles in the middle, lost track of the new unfortunately. (same old story) :|


Phantom Power might be my favourite album ever. It's completely flawless.


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doone wrote:
Dev wrote:
I'd also like to say that the new single may be their best song since In Between Evolution. I did like the song At Transformation quite a bit tho... And We Are The Same is a pretty solid album. But for me this band is best from Fully Completely to In Between Evolution.

You don't include Up To Here or Road Apples? I grew up loving the old stuff, liked the singles in the middle, lost track of the new unfortunately. (same old story) :|

Up To Here has it's moments but sounds pretty dated to me. Road Apples maybe should have been included, but I still don't think it is quite on the same level as the other stuff.

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philpritchard wrote:
doone wrote:
Dev wrote:
I'd also like to say that the new single may be their best song since In Between Evolution. I did like the song At Transformation quite a bit tho... And We Are The Same is a pretty solid album. But for me this band is best from Fully Completely to In Between Evolution.

You don't include Up To Here or Road Apples? I grew up loving the old stuff, liked the singles in the middle, lost track of the new unfortunately. (same old story) :|


Phantom Power might be my favourite album ever. It's completely flawless.

I don't love Chagrin Falls.

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Dev wrote:
philpritchard wrote:
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Dev wrote:
I'd also like to say that the new single may be their best song since In Between Evolution. I did like the song At Transformation quite a bit tho... And We Are The Same is a pretty solid album. But for me this band is best from Fully Completely to In Between Evolution.

You don't include Up To Here or Road Apples? I grew up loving the old stuff, liked the singles in the middle, lost track of the new unfortunately. (same old story) :|


Phantom Power might be my favourite album ever. It's completely flawless.

I don't love Chagrin Falls.


This is the most insane thing I've ever read on the internet.


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philpritchard wrote:
Dev wrote:
philpritchard wrote:
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Dev wrote:
I'd also like to say that the new single may be their best song since In Between Evolution. I did like the song At Transformation quite a bit tho... And We Are The Same is a pretty solid album. But for me this band is best from Fully Completely to In Between Evolution.

You don't include Up To Here or Road Apples? I grew up loving the old stuff, liked the singles in the middle, lost track of the new unfortunately. (same old story) :|


Phantom Power might be my favourite album ever. It's completely flawless.

I don't love Chagrin Falls.


This is the most insane thing I've ever read on the internet.


Let's not fight. Vapour Trails is one of my all-time favourite hip songs.

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 Post subject: Re: The Tragically Hip
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Redemption for Dev.


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 Post subject: Re: The Tragically Hip
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Sad, sad news.


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 Post subject: Re: The Tragically Hip
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Crazy news


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 Post subject: Re: The Tragically Hip
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I don't imagine there's any chance of actually getting tickets, but I'm really, really hoping to go to the Kingston show.


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