Inside the Rogers K-Rock Centre, fans were on their feet before The Tragically Hip even made it to the stage, screaming and clapping and stomping their feet in anticipation of the band’s historic homecoming. The concert marked the final stop of their Man Machine Poem tour, which kicked off in Victoria on July 22, made its way east across the Prairies to Ontario and ended, not surprisingly, in the band’s hometown.
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder took a moment to honour Gord Downie at his band’s concert on Saturday night. Vedder paused the show at Chicago’s Wrigley Field to give support to the Tragically Hip singer and his battle with terminal brain cancer.
Good Downie and his bandmates played what many fans believe was their final show to a sold-out crowd at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston. The high-energy performance aired live across the country on CBC to countless viewing parties from longtime and casual fans alike.