Newspaper article The Canadian Press

CBC Wants to Air Last Show of the Tragically Hip's Upcoming Tour

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

CBC Wants to Air Last Show of the Tragically Hip's Upcoming Tour

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CBC wants to air Tragically Hip show in band's hometown

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TORONTO - The CBC says it is "having conversations" with the Tragically Hip about the possibility of broadcasting the final show of the band's tour this summer.

Many are speculating that the concert in Kingston, Ont., the Tragically Hip's hometown, could be the band's last-ever big show, given the recent news that frontman Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer.

Not surprising, there's incredible demand for tickets for the band's 15 scheduled concerts in July and August.

Presale tickets that went on sale Monday and Tuesday sold out immediately and fans lamented that many quickly appeared on secondary resale sites with grossly inflated prices. The general ticket sale begins on Friday.

Ontario's attorney general said Tuesday that she's prepared to try to find out why so many Tragically Hip fans were stymied during the presales. …

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