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For almost 30 years, ‘The Almost Hip’ have been playing non-stop to crowds throughout Canada, honouring The Tragically Hip and now the late Gord Downie.
The Hip has a body of work that contains numerous songs so many Canadians love and can relate to.
Since The Almost Hip’s first show in the fall of 1990, the band continues to be in high demand and plays their fair share of outdoor festivals, theatres, clubs, and private parties annually.
On December 11, 2018 The Almost Hip delivered the landmark debut Tragically Hip album ‘Up To Here’ in its entirety here at The River Run Centre. From the opening hypnotic note of ‘Blow at High Dough’, to the final lyric of ‘Opiated’ they were on fire and the crowd thoroughly enjoyed it.
On September 27 of this year they will return to deliver the 2nd full album by The Hip entitled “Road Apples”. Road Apples is the second studio album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, and it was their first to reach No. 1. It has been certified as Diamond Status in Canada.
During the Hip’s last tour, in 2016, numerous songs from this album were played live show after show. It contains amazing song-writing with references to Canadians Tom Thompson and Jacques Cousteau, as well as a political situations in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
The track “Fiddler’s Green” was written for Gord Downie’s young nephew, who died during the writing of the album. Because of the personal nature of the song, the Hip did not play it live often, but they played it during their final tour. The Almost Hip will play it on this night in Guelph.
If you are a fan of The Tragically Hip, plan to attend the show, simply because, only the Hip do it better!
Everyone must have a ticket, including children. Infants will not be admitted during this event.
No refunds offered for this event.