The Tragically Hip Opening For The Who
Via their website, the group announced, "We are both honoured and really excited to be playing a handful of shows supporting The Who in America."
The only show revealed so far is a rare Californian gig in San Diego March 1st. Tickets go on sale November 18th, and prices range from $55.00-180.00. The Who Platinum Members can already buy tickets. A Platinum membership costs $59.99 and includes other amenities such as an exclusive DVD containing backstage tour footage,"chats with special guests", and "Private Message Boards and chat".
It's unfortunate The Hip isn't touring the U.S. on their own (they're playing a New Year's Eve show in Chicago, but that's not a full-fledged tour... or in L.A.) Great group and Gord Downie is such a wonderful lyricist.
"Chancellor" from his first solo album, Coke Machine Glow, features unusual metaphors and imagery to spark a touching and beautiful effect. And it features these impossibly perfect lines:
I'm discovering uses for you I thought I'd never find
I could have made Chancellor without you on my mind
Gord Downie - Chancellor (available on Coke Machine Glow)
More excellent writing:
You said memories compress, even northern lights
With nothing to wreck, you don't have to work the darkside
- "Oh Honey"
The Tragically Hip - Oh Honey (available on the Men with Brooms soundtrack)
The Tragically Hip's video for their current single, "In View"....