Hip fans could get sec­ond shot at con­cert tick­ets

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

TORONTO — Fans of the Trag­i­cally Hip still hop­ing to see the band on their up­com­ing tour could score tick­ets through a newly an­nounced lot­tery. For each date on the “Man Machine Poem” tour, there will be an op­por­tu­nity to buy tick­ets on the day of the show.

Fifty win­ners will be selected from each show’s lot­tery, and those peo­ple will each be able to pur­chase two tick­ets. The cut­off for lot­tery en­try is 11 a.m. lo­cal time on the day of the show, and win­ners will be no­ti­fied by email by 1 p.m. that day.

The tick­ets will be priced at face value and will range from best in house and mid-level. Unclaimed tick­ets will be re­leased to the venue’s box of­fice for gen­eral sale after 7 p.m. lo­cal time.

Two months after the band re­vealed that lead singer Gord Downie has ter­mi­nal brain can­cer, the Hip is em­bark­ing on a 15-date tour that kicks off Fri­day in Vic­to­ria. The tour will end with a con­cert in their home­town of Kingston, Ont., on Aug. 20. They play Hamil­ton Aug. 16.

For in­for­ma­tion on the lot­tery, visit the­hip.com/news/.

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