Watch the Hip’s final show for free at Vancouver Playhouse

Photo Source: Live Nation Ontario Twitter
Photo Source: Live Nation Ontario Twitter

On Saturday, August 20, the Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem tour finale is being live streamed free of charge at the Vancouver Playhouse, which is part of Vancouver Civic Theatres.

Six hundred tickets are available on a first come, first served basis at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre box office on Friday, August 19 starting at noon until 2pm. Tickets are limited to two per person. 

“There’s no doubt Vancouver loves the Hip, and will embrace this show as Canada comes together to celebrate one of our county’s quintessential rock bands’ last live show this weekend,” said Mayor Robertson. “The legacy and impact of the Hip’s music will live on for years to come and while this final concert will be bittersweet, Vancouver will heartily celebrate the officially proclaimed Tragically Hip Day every year on July 26.”

Saturday’s performance is being live streamed from the band’s hometown in Kingston, Ontario, where they will play to 6,000 fans at the intimate K-Rock Centre.

The licence allowing the City of Vancouver to stream the concert at the Vancouver Playhouse via the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was made possible through the Canadian Cancer Society on the condition that access be open to the public and be free.

For those who get tickets to Saturday’s event, doors open at 3:30pm, Olympic broadcasting starts at 4:30pm and the concert is live at 5:30pm and will be broadcast in its entirety.

The event is for 19 years and older in accordance with music industry standards for performances at the Vancouver Playhouse. Alcohol will be sold and allowed inside the concert hall.

There are about 200 approved community viewing parties being held across Canada. For locations in Metro Vancouver, visit:

The Man Machine Poem tour kicked off on July 22 in Victoria, BC followed by two stops in Vancouver that sold out in minutes, as well as stops in Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario.

Earlier this summer, Mayor Gregor Robertson proclaimed July 26 ‘Tragically Hip Day’ in Vancouver.

Source: City of Vancouver