Gord Downie 
 Photo taken from The Tragically Hip flickr photostream
Award winning and heralded band, The Tragically Hip are returning to Halifax for the first time since 2007 to perform at the Metro Centre on Saturday, Feb. 2 with special guest Arkells.

The tour announcement follows the October 2nd release of the band’s 13th studio album, Now For Plan A. The first two singles from the album, "At Transformation" and "Streets Ahead" dominated Canadian summer airwaves and continue to gain recognition.

Critically acclaimed for over two decades, The Tragically Hip has been at the heart of the Canadian musical zeitgeist for evoking a strong emotional connection between their music and their fans that remains unrivaled in this country.  A five-piece group of friends including Robby Baker (guitar), Gord Downie (vocals, guitar), Johnny Fay (drums), Paul Langlois (guitar) and Gord Sinclair (bass), who grew up in Kingston, Ontario, The Hip has achieved the enviable status of a band that enjoys both mass popularity with over 8 million albums sold worldwide, as well as peer recognition through 11 Juno Awards from more than a dozen recordings.

The group released their first album, The Tragically Hip, in 1987 and have since released thirteen studio albums, earning two diamond certifications and over twenty #1 hits. Known for their powerful, energetic live performances, The Hip have established a demanding concert itinerary, touring extensively in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Australia.

Studio Discography:  The Tragically Hip (1987), Up To Here (1989), Road Apples (1991), Fully Completely (1992), Day For Night (1994), Trouble At The Henhouse (1996), Phantom Power (1998), Music @ Work (2000), In Violet Light (2002), In Between Evolution (2004), World Container (2006), We Are The Same (2009).

Tickets are $89.50 for P1, $69.50 for P2, $49.50 for P3 and $29.50 for P4 (including tax) plus service charge and go on sale this Friday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m.  Tickets will be available at the Ticket Atlantic box office in the Halifax Metro Centre, at all participating Atlantic Superstores, by phone at 451-1221 (1-877-451-1221) and online at  

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