The Tragically Hip stays on the road
Canadian rockers The Tragically Hip just keep on truckin', having recently added more North American dates to a tour that kicked off in January.
The band continues the trek tonight (7/11) in Redmond, WA, and hits several Canadian arenas and US festival and club shows through mid-October. In the midst of that schedule, the Hip will jet to Europe for a handful of performances from late September to early October. North American dates are listed below, while overseas shows can be found at the band's website.
The Tragically Hip is supporting its 11th studio album, "World Container," which hit shelves in the US in March. The lead single, "In View," is streaming at the band's MySpace page, along with a few other songs from the set.
"World Container" follows 2005's "Hipeponymous," a 37-song, two-CD, two-DVD box set that includes a full-length concert DVD and a bonus DVD with 23 videos.
After 25 years together with its original lineup, The Tragically Hip has sold more than 6 million albums worldwide and won a dozen Juno Awards (Canada's version of the Grammys)--more than any other act, according to the New York Press. The band was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2005.
To top it all off, The Hip completed its own personal holy trinity when it toured with The Who earlier this year.
"We played with Page and Plant. We played with the Stones. When the opportunity came up to play with The Who, we jumped at it. Those are the big three," drummer Johnny Fay told SoundSpike during a recent interview.