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Historic Riviera Theatre 'official screening location' for CBC's 'The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration'

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Mon, Aug 15th 2016 10:10 am

Broadcast live From Kingston, Ontario

Free admission

The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center will serve as an official screening location for Saturday's CBC broadcast of "CBC and The Tragically Hip presents 'The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration' " broadcast live from Kingston, Ontario. The event begins 8:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is free and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Riv is located at 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.

Fans are invited to enjoy this memorable, all-ages musical event in an intimate concert setting with all the amenities of a live concert experience.

In May, the Tragically Hip announced:

"Hello friends. We have some very tough news to share with you today, and we wish it wasn't so.

"A few months ago, in December, Gord Downie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

"Since then, obviously, he's endured a lot of difficult times, and he has been fighting hard. In privacy along with his family, and through all of this, we've been standing by him.

"So after 30-some years together as The Tragically Hip, thousands of shows, and hundreds of tours...We've decided to do another one.

"This feels like the right thing to do now, for Gord, and for all of us.

"What we in The Hip receive, each time we play together, is a connection; with each other; with music and it's magic; and during the shows, a special connection with all of you, our incredible fans.

"So, we're going to dig deep, and try to make this our best tour yet.

"We hope you can come out and join us this summer. ...

"And we sincerely thank all of you, for your continued love and support,

"Paul, GordD, Johnny, Rob, GordS"

For more information on The Tragically Hip, visit www.thehip.com.

For more information on CBC broadcast, visit https://cbchelp.cbc.ca/hc/en-us/categories/203577447-Tragically-Hip-Concert-on-CBC.

For more information on the Historic Riviera Theatre, visit www.RivieraTheatre.org.

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