ONE-THIRD OF ALL CANADIANS – 11.7 MILLION – tuned into The Tragically Hip Concert via CBC television, radio and digital platforms The concert special was also streamed 900,000 times in Canada and around the world.
The Show featured 30 songs.
About 10 minutes before the Hip were supposed to come out, the back half of the crowd at the show in Kingston suddenly burst into “O Canada.” Within seconds, most of the room was on its feet, 6,000 people singing the national anthem together.
Prior to the show PM Justin Trudeau talked to Ron Maclean about what The Hip means to Canada.
One of the most powerful moments of the concert came with their 4th last song of the night…Grace Too
The tweet of the night goes to Stats Canada
46% of Canadians have learned more Canadian history from Tragically Hip songs than from school— Stats Canada (@stats_canada) August 20, 2016