Tonight being their final show of their final tour with Gord Downie* as lead singer. Responding to public demand — a petition that actually got somewhere, in record time — the CBC has come through and will be broadcasting/streaming the entire concert, commercial-free, from The Hip’s hometown of Kingston, Ontario, beginning at 8:30 p.m. (ET). CBC Radio 1 will have a pre-show starting at 8:00 p.m. (ET).
* At the end of May, Gord Downie announced that he has terminal brain cancer. His doctors and oncologists continue to be in awe of his resilience, determination and good spirits.
ETA: Feel free to share your favourite Hip tunes in the comments. I’ve been watching live stuff on YouTube this morning, and it’s pretty glorious.