Members of The Tragically Hip will perform the band’s material for the first time since the death of singer Gord Downie.
Guitarist Rob Baker and drummer Johnny Fay, alongside Toronto open-mic choir group Choir! Choir! Choir!, will appear at Yonge-Dundas Square on Thursday at 8PM to perform “Grace, Too”.
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Thursday October 11th at 8 pm at Yonge and Dundas Square, sponsored by UP, we are hosting a sing-a-long of "Grace, Too" and will be joined by members of the Hip – Rob Baker and Johnny Fay. This is an unbelievable chance for the Choir! Choir! Choir! community to come together and celebrate one of the greatest bands in our history! In typical CCC form, we’ll create one of our Epic! Nights videos to be released on October 17th, the anniversary of Gord’s passing and the date of marijuana legalization in Canada. Please share this message with fans of the Hip, friends of legalization and join us create a beautiful moment for Gord and the Hip.
This Thursday, October 11th, Rob and Johnny will join @choirchoirchoir at @ydsquare in Toronto for an Epic! Nights performance. Come on down for 8pm, and join them as they perform Grace, Too with Choir! Choir! Choir!. See you there! #UPinthesquare pic.twitter.com/IUhMiYAGWL
— The Tragically Hip (@thehipdotcom) October 9, 2018
The performance is in promotion of Up Cannabis, the licensed pot company that Fay and Baker are investors and brand ambassadors. On October 17, recreational pot will become legal in Canada. It coincidentally marks the one-year anniversary since Gord Downie passed away from Glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer.
Last year, Choir! Choir! Choir! took to Toronto’s City Hall to perform a crowd rendition of The Tragically Hip hits, including “Bobcaygeon”, with thousands in attendance the week after Downie’s death.
Watch footage from the night below:
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