And yet, the Tragically Hip have never really managed to break through south of the 49th Parallel. The band sells out enormous hockey arenas in Manitoba, but has trouble filling a person club in Washington, DC. Until recently, that is. Their final show, in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario, was livecast around the world, and finally — finally!
162-I’m a Werewolf, Baby
“In a World Possessed by the Human Mind”
Yes, the Tragically Hip toured through the United States, Europe and Australia And even a one-off show in the Cayman Islands to celebrate what looked to be the 25 th anniversary of a liquor store? Long Time Running is a rare glimpse behind the curtain of a band of childhood friends that always eschewed the spotlight, preferring to let their songs represent them. And with good reason: Canadians never explicitly got behind the band because they triumphed over the rest of the world in the way say, a Sidney Crosby or Lester B. Pearson did.
They released 13 studio albums, two live albums, one EP, and over 50 singles over a year career. Nine of their albums have reached No. They have received numerous Canadian music awards, including 16 Juno Awards. Between and , The Tragically Hip were the best-selling Canadian band in Canada and the fourth best-selling Canadian artist overall in Canada. Following Downie's diagnosis with terminal brain cancer in , the band undertook a tour of Canada in support of their thirteenth album Man Machine Poem. After Downie died on October 17, ,  the band announced in July that the Tragically Hip name would be retired. The Tragically Hip formed in in Kingston, Ontario. Baker and Sinclair joined with Downie and Fay in and began playing gigs around Kingston with some memorable stints at Clark Hall Pub and Alfie's, student bars on Queen's University campus.
Canada will be closed tomorrow in observance of a national treasure. We're honoring their history by counting down their Top 15 Songs. With Downie serving as its lightning rod—equal parts history teacher, sherpa, sage, activist, poet laureate and ranting interpretive dancer— it is perplexing to attempt to explain how success eluded the quintet in the States. Little could he have predicted…. Experimental flair that recalls Radiohead and production by Kevin Drew Broken Social Scene bring forth a still-vibrant band. Probably one of the most Canadian of anthems the band ever recorded. Look around.