Paul Langlois’s wife Joanne posted this new song on her Facebook page.
“Our friends, Kris Abbott and Dee McNeil (Kris and Dee) have written and recorded this beautiful tribute to that day last year, when our country stood still, to honour one man and one band,” she wrote about The Tragically Hip playing its final show on the Machine Machine Poem tour last summer.
The band’s final concert quickly sold out the K-Rock Centre, so arrangements were made to also have a live feed of the concert in Market Square, a popular gathering spot in the Limestone City just behind Kingston City Hall. More than 25,000 people showed up to view the Aug. 20, 2016 event.
The Kris + Dee song Summer Made a Rally is about that night in Kingston. Read more HERE on the night that Kingston’s mayor called a once-in-a-lifetime moment.
“Even to this day, when people ask me what’s been the highlight of being mayor, I always point to that evening,” mayor Bryan Paterson said.
In May 2016, Hip frontman Gord Downie revealed he was battling incurable brain cancer since December 2015. Shortly after, The Tragically Hip announced a Canadian tour in celebration of their latest studio album, Man Machine Poem. The band made two stops in Calgary, playing shows Aug. 1 and 3, 2016.
The emotional cross-country tour is documented in a new film Long Time Running. Read more on the film HERE.
The film has interviews with members of the band – Downie, Gord Sinclair, Paul Langlois, Johnny Faye and Rob Baker as well as behind-the-scenes and backstage footage. There’s also reactions from their fans across the country.
If you want to see Long Time Running on the big screen, Landmark Cinemas Country Hills will be screening it Sept. 14 and 15. Get more info HERE at Q107 Events. – Sarah