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“Off-camera, he is a champion of geographic literacy in the United States and Canada through his work with their geographic societies,” the office of the governor general said. “Generous with his time and support, he is committed to multiple educational, environmental and humanitarian causes, notably as an ambassador for World Vision.”

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The Band said this ... "Gord knew this day was coming – his response was to spend this precious time as he always had – making music, making memories and expressing deep gratitude to his family and friends for a life well lived, often sealing it with a kiss… on the lips."

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The band, known for their lengthy and raucous tours, told their fans they were doing it one more time – in their words: "This feels like the right thing to do now, for Gord, and for all of us." After releasing their latest album, Man Machine Poem , in June, and playing shows across the country through July and August, they will take the stage for what is likely to be the last time together on Saturday, August 20th, in their hometown of Kingston. The concert will be televised and live streamed, following a national outcry after the tour sold out in minutes, and Trudeau will be among the attendees. Canada will get to say goodbye to its most treasured band, fronted by a poet who made a country proud, patriotic and fiercely grateful for the music. As a tribute to the group, we look back at 10 songs that define the Tragically Hip.

Man Machine Poem will be available June 17 First single, In a world Possessed by the human mind. Dougie baby The Tragically Hip Auditorium Theatre Rochester, NY 2012/11/06 Man Machine Poem In View So Hard Done By At Transformation Escape is at Hand for the Read More …

As their popularity in Canada grew, the Tragically Hip seemed primed to cross over in America, especially during alternative rock's Nineties heyday. However, the band never quite took . The Hip's biggest . moment came in 1995 when — after notching their third straight Canadian Number One album with  Day for Night  – they played  Saturday Night Live . The gig notably came together thanks to the efforts of fellow Kingston, Ontario native Dan Aykroyd, who introduced the group despite John Goodman hosting that night's show. 

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