As any Canadian who loves music knows by now, The Tragically Hip is currently performing the final concerts of its Man Machine Poem tour.
The tour came after it was announced in May that Hip frontman Gord Downie has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
“Because of the overwhelming demand for tickets, and to thwart the unscrupulous scalpers who are looking to make a profit off a tragedy and Canada’s band, The Hip and CBC are live-streaming the final show in real time across our great nation,” said Brigitte Red, board member with Gallery Vertigo.
“The Hip are Canada’s national treasure and this is their final farewell.”
Along with many other venues across the country, Gallery Vertigo, in conjunction with The Green pub in the Village Green Hotel (and CBC TV), are live streaming the Aug. 20 concert from The Hip’s hometown of Kingston, Ont on the big screen at The Green.
The venue has a killer sound system, adds Red.
“Come join us for an unforgettable night of dancing, singing, food and drink, and the ultimate salute to The Tragically Hip,” she said. “The Green is reserving 30-to-50 seats and the dance floor for guests of Gallery Vertigo.”
The event is free and is open to 19-plus only.
Doors open at 5 p.m.. and the show starts on CBC at 5:30 p.m., ending approximately at 7:30 p.m.
“The Green has a live band right after, so you’ll have a chance to continue the evening,” said Red. “(There will be) no check-ins at the door, just grab yourself a table that says Gallery Vertigo or any of the empty booths if it fills up. The show will be streamed on all the smaller TVs as well. Hope to see you out.”
More information is available at facebook.com/galleryvertigo or email email@example.com.