A day after The Tragically Hip announced lead singer Gord Downie has incurable brain cancer,
Tthe band revealed it will begin touring in late July in Victoria, B.C.
The final date is on Aug. 20 at the band’s hometown of Kingston.
Downie’s doctor told reporters on Tuesday that the 52-year-old father of four has been cleared for the tour.
he neuro-oncologist says Downie was diagnosed after a seizure in December and has been receptive to treatment, suggesting he has a higher chance of longer-term survival.
The band says on its website it will begin the tour on the west coast on July 22 and play 11 shows in total.
Tickets go on sale on June 3.
The group’s managers say Downie is determined to “blow people’s minds” on the tour.
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