Gord Downie (Tragically Hip) Announces Two Shows In Support of ‘Secret Path’

In conjunction with the release of Secret Path, the forthcoming album, graphic novel, and film, Gord Downie has announced two live shows, in Ottawa (October 18) and Toronto (October 21), with proceeds directed to reconciliation. Full details below. Theses shows follow what many considered to be Downie’s final performances when The Tragically Hip performed across Canada in August following his diagnosis with terminal brain cancer.

Secret Path is ten songs that tell the story of Chanie Wenjack (miscalled “Charlie” by his teachers), a twelve year-old boy who died fleeing the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School near Kenora, Ontario, fifty years ago, walking home to the family he was taken from over 400 miles away. Downie was introduced to the story by his brother Mike Downie, who shared with him Ian Adams’ Maclean’s story from February 6, 1967, “The Lonely Death of Charlie Wenjack.”

“Chanie haunts me. His story is Canada’s story. This is about Canada… The next hundred years are going to be painful as we get to know Chanie Wenjack and thousands like him – as we find out about ourselves, about all of us – but only when we do can we truly call ourselves, Canada.” – Gord Downie

Both shows go on sale 9/23/16

Gord Downie Shows

Oct 18 2016
National Arts Centre
Ottawa, ON Canada

Oct 21 2016
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, ON Canada

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