Iconic Canadian rockers the Tragically Hip have not performed live in over five years and have not performed as a group since the death of Gord Downey from rain cancer.
On June 24 the band is releasing their first live album in 25 years with “Live at the Roxy”.
The album was originally recorded on May 3, 1991 in Los Angeles. It is being released for the first time as a standalone album on digital download, CD, and vinyl.
Previously the concert was available only as a bootleg among die hard fans. When it was originally recorded by Westwood One radio, only 40 minutes of the show was aired; now the 15 song performance will be available for the first time to fans around the world.
While it hasn’t been available in any format since its original airing, the album has been remastered and includes a nine minute rendition of “New Orleans is Sinking” that includes a mid-song story from Gord Downey about cleaning an aquarium.
The tracklisting for “Live at the Roxy”:
“She Didn’t Know”
“Twist My Arm”
“I Believe in You”
“New Orleans is Sinking”
“On the Verge”
“Long Time Running”
“Blow at High Dough”
“All Canadian Surf Club”
Icons and household names in their native Canada, the Tragically Hip have earned 15 Juno Awards (Canadian Grammy) and have earned the Humanitarian Award in Canada. Over the course of their musical careers the band has released over a dozen album. Their final concert in their homeland of Kingston, Ontario in 2016 was broadcast across the country.
feature photo: album art courtesy of UMe Canada