Monday, June 7, 2021

The Tragically Hip deliver rare performance at Canada’s Juno Awards

photo: CBC Music

The Tragically Hip were joined by Feist for a rare performance during Canada's 2021 Juno Awards on June 6.

The pairing teamed up to deliver “It’s A Good Life If You Don’t Weaken” – a track from the band’s 2002 album “In Violet Light” – at Toronto’s legendary Massey Hall after being presented with the 2021 Humanitarian Award by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush during a virtual edition of the 50th annual event; the honor recognizes outstanding Canadian artists or industry leaders whose humanitarian contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada and beyond.

The appearance marked the first performance by the Kingston, ON band since they retired in 2017 following the death of singer Gord Downie after a lengthy battle with terminal brain cancer.

“We’re really happy that we got to perform with Feist at The Juno Awards this year,” says the band. “We wanted to honor our fellow musicians in a way that would make Gord smile. After such a difficult year, this performance feels like a good start. It was a privilege to be introduced by Gordon Lightfoot in his ‘house’ (aka Massey Hall).”

The Tragically Hip recently released a brand new album of previously-unreleased songs entitled “Saskadelphia”; featuring the lead single, “Ouch”, the project delivers material originally recorded during sessions for their 1991 record, “Road Apples.”

You can stream the full “Saskadelphia” album here.

See also:

The Tragically Hip release video for Saskadelphia single Ouch
The Tragically Hip stream new album Saskadelphia
The Tragically Hip announce new album of unreleased songs
Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie dead at 53
Search The Tragically Hip at hennemusic