With the tremendously sad news that Gord Downie, the lead singer and lyricist of legendary Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip succumbed to brain cancer on Tuesday night at the age of 53, it prompted me to search for video footage of The Hip’s last concert performance in Hamilton.
Downie revealed in May 2016 that he had terminal cancer, an aggressive, incurable form called glioblastoma.
The performance in Hamilton on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 was held at First Ontario Place. Tickets for the show sold out in seconds. Over 18,000 were in attendance.
It was an amazing concert that was an emotional celebration of the Hip’s wonderful career.
Ahead By A Century:
Photos From The Event: