If you know one thing about this blog post, know that I know it could be filed under Canadian sacrilege.

I’ve never been a Tragically Hip fan, but I understand that thousands of you out there would give up a keg of Alpine to see them in concert. Don’t ask me why, I just don’t get it. And yes, I’ve noted the irony that below this very blog post is a review of a Justin Bieber concert. Like I say in that review, I love concerts, I just don’t love The Tragically Hip. There’s always been something about them that comes off has smug. (Oh god, just typing that, I can feel the hate tweets coming in.) But I don’t think I’m alone.

For as long as I can remember this band has just never done it for me. Sometimes I think it’s their songs that always sounds just too similar or other times, I think it’s their attitude.That being said, the band has just announced a big ol’ Canadian tour and for your sake, more than mine, here are the tour dates.Tickets go on sale on October 16th.

January 19 – Cranbrook, BC – RecPlex
January 20 – Kamloops, BC – Interior Savings Centre
January 22- Red Deer, AB – Enmax Centrium
January 23 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
January 25 – Regina, SK – Brandt Centre
January 26 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
January 28 – Brandon, MB – Keystone Centre
January 29 – Thunder Bay, ON – Fort William Gardens
February 1 – Moncton, NB – Casino New Brunswick
February 2 – Halifax, NS – Metro Centre
February 4 – Kingston, ON – K-Rock Centre
February 5 – Kitchener, ON – Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex
February 8 – Guelph, ON – The Sleeman Centre
February 9 – Oshawa, ON – General Motors Centre
February 11 – Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Arena
February 12 – Sault Ste Marie, ON – Essar Centre
February 14 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre

Mike Morrison


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