Get your Kleenex out Canada.
Life will come to a screeching halt this evening for much of the country, as people gather to watch a farewell performance by one of the nation’s iconic bands.
Across the Canada, in public squares, theaters, and back yard barbeques fans are saying goodbye to Gord Downie, the Hip’s front man diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
The final performance in Kingson, Ontario is being broadcast nationwide, an antidote to sour feelings after pricey scalped tickets for the tour became a flashpoint.
In Metro Vancouver more than a dozen venues are screening the show, including a free showing at the Vancouver Playhouse sponsored by the city.
A bittersweet coast-to-coast farewell, for a band that many feel embodies the spirit of the country.
Where to watch the final performance of the Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem
The Park Theatre
Civic Square, Burnaby
Hard Rock Casino Vancouver
Columbia Street at Elliott Street
River Rock Show Theatre
Parking lot behind Deep Cove Brewing
West Vancouver Community Centre
The ACT Arts Centre