Hip fans were beyond stoked to hear that the Canadian band has announced plans for a cross-country tour, which will include 15 dates from coast to coast.
The tour will support their latest album, "Now For Plan A," which came out at the beginning of the month. It's the group's 13th studio album since hitting the music scene with their debut release back in (gasp!) 1987. The schedule is as follows:
January 19 – Cranbrook, BC – RecPlex
January 20 – Kamloops, BC – Interior Savings Centre
January 22- Red Deer, AB – Enmax Centrium
January 23 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
January 25 – Regina, SK – Brandt Centre
January 26 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
January 28 – Brandon, MB – Keystone Centre
January 29 – Thunder Bay, ON – Fort William Gardens
February 1 – Moncton, NB – Casino New Brunswick
February 2 – Halifax, NS – Metro Centre
February 4 – Kingston, ON – K-Rock Centre
February 5 – Kitchener, ON – Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex
February 8 – Guelph, ON – The Sleeman Centre
February 9 – Oshawa, ON – General Motors Centre
February 11 – Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Arena
February 12 – Sault Ste Marie, ON – Essar Centre
February 14 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
The Gord Downie-led band has been one of the most popular and celebrated artists in Canada for the past several decades, receiving 14 Junos as well as nine number-one albums, a spot in Canada's Walk of Fame as well as in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, a Royal Conservatory of Music Honourary Fellowship, and a Governor General's Performing Arts Award.
Pre-sale tickets for the 2013 Canadian tour will start on Tuesday, October 16th at 10:00am for registered users of thehip.com.
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