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THE TRAGICALLY HIP HEAD TO AMERICA FOR NATIONAL TOUR

THE TRAGICALLY HIP HEAD TO AMERICA FOR NATIONAL TOUR

Burlington, MA – The Tragically Hip – the much-revered quintet known for their “vigorous and often improvisational live shows” (WXPN) – will kick off their 11-city, 19-date tour May 7th at Philadelphia’s Fillmore at Theatre of Living Arts and wrap June 17th at Seattle’s Moore Theatre.

The band, of whom one pundit said “If the Rolling Stones and REM were to have sex, the result would be a five-headed baby called The Tragically Hip,” are a national treasure in Canada and a favorite amongst music critics and fans for their stirring lyrics and powerful rock sounds. Led by the dynamic frontman and main songwriter Gordon Downie, the group has sold over 6 million albums worldwide, sold out concert stadiums across North America and Canada and retained a fiercely dedicated fan base in their 25+ years together.

The Tragically Hip’s twelfth studio album We are the Same is out April 7th on Rounder Records.

TRAGICALLY HIP TOUR DATES

DATE VENUE CITY 07-May Fillmore at Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA 08-May Nokia Theatre New York, NY 09-May House of Blues Boston Boston, MA 26, 27 May Vic Theatre Chicago, IL 29, 30 May Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI 31-May House of Blues Cleveland, OH 2, 4, 5, 6 June Artpark Lewiston, NY 9, 10, 11 June The Troubadour Los Angeles, CA 13, 14 June The Fillmore San Francisco, CA 16-June Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR 17-June Moore Theatre Seattle, WA

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For more information on Tragically Hip, please contact: Rebecca Shapiro [rshapiro@shorefire.com] or Michael LaVigne [mlavigne@shorefire.com] at Shore Fire Media 718.522.7171 or Jennifer Sacca [jsacca@rounder.com] at Rounder Records, 617.218.4503

THE TRAGICALLY HIP CRAFT AN ODE TO EVERYMAN ON NEW ALBUM

“WORKING-CLASS POETS” (ROLLING STONE) THE TRAGICALLY HIP CRAFT AN ODE TO EVERYMAN ON NEW ALBUM

Burlington, MA – The Tragically Hip have crafted a guitar-drenched ode to everyman on We Are The Same, their new album out April 7 on Rounder Records. Featuring relaxed tempos and a mix of electric and acoustic arrangements, We Are The Same reconciles melancholy, anger, and optimism amid driving guitars and unforgettable melodies, epitomizing what Rolling Stone called The Hip’s “boundless ambition in making honest rock & roll.” The easygoing, country-inflected opening track, “Morning Moon,” follows a man’s search for “one little thing to make you feel better” in the course of the day. The infectious “Coffee Girl” reminisces over a “beautiful and disaffected” diner waitress, while the driving, mandolin-tinged “Queen of the Furrows” professes love for a quiet but industrious farmhand. Listen to “Morning Moon” here: http://www.myspace.com/thetragicallyhip

As with their critically-acclaimed 2007 album World Container, We Are The Same was produced by Bob Rock (Metallica, Aerosmith, Motley Crüe), who orchestrated the dense sonic textures that surround these tales of love, aspiration, and struggle. Hip frontman Gordon Downie told the Calgary Herald that “I’ve met a lot of mystics and oracles of the production world, but I’ve never met anyone like Bob Rock.” We Are The Same is the twelfth studio album from the Kingston, Ontario quintet, and plans are in the works for a spring/ summer U.S. tour. http://www.shorefire.com/clients/thetragicallyhip/

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For more information on Tragically Hip, please contact: Rebecca Shapiro [rshapiro@shorefire.com] or Michael LaVigne [mlavigne@shorefire.com] at Shore Fire Media 718.522.7171 or Jennifer Sacca [jsacca@rounder.com] at Rounder Records, 617.218.4503