If you missed last August’s Tragically Hip tour finale in Kingston and are tired of watching bad YouTube video, you’re in luck. The CBC plans to rebroadcast The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration on June 24, almost exactly ten months after the concert took place.
Why now? Practically, really. That’s the first Saturday after the maximum length of the Stanley Cup playoffs, so they need to plug something into the schedule. And given that the original broadcast was a ratings bonanza, it could be a nice boost to what would normally be a lackluster Saturday night. Besides, the show only ran once in real time. Maybe they’ll produce something more slick with additional features.
According to the Kingston Whig-Standard, the CBC says another showing would be “the perfect way to kick off the summer.”