North Bay Hipstory

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I was just perusing the archives on and it surprised me the the boys only seem to have played up there once before.

The concert took place Feb 11, 1995, a few ambitious time of the year to hit the Bay. The concert took place at Memorial Gardens and this is what they played:

Memorial Gardens: North Bay, ON: Canada: 02/11/1995

Grace, Too
Locked In The Trunk Of A Car
Greasy Jungle
So Hard Done By
Fifty-Mission Cap
The Last Of The Unplucked Gems
At The Hundredth Meridian
Yawning Or Snarling
Pigeon Camera
Nautical Disaster
Inevitability Of Death
New Orleans Is Sinking
Fire In The Hole

All but So Hard Done By, Last of the Unplucked Gems and Fire in the Hole have been played so far this tour, so there's a chance anything could be played. They have reined in the sprawling setlist that we saw early in the tour and since this is a festival format I would expect a greatest hits type of setlist.

Saturday is calling for a high of 25C, sunny and only a 20% chance of rain. Sounds perfect.

If you attend North Rocks the Bay, we'd love to hear from you.

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Shelburne Museum - Shelburne, VT 07/26/2009

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The Tragically Hip
The Green @ Shelburne Museum
Shelburne, VT

Set I

New Orleans Is Sinking
The Depression Suite
In View
Gift Shop
Ahead By A Century
Morning Moon
The Dire Wolf
You're Not the Ocean
At the Hundredth Meridian
Love Is A First

Set II

Thompson Girl@
Coffee Girl@
Fiddler's Green@
Grace, too
Fully Completely
Escape is at Hand for the Travelin' Man
The Last Recluse
Family Band
My Music at Work
Blow at High Dough

Frozen in my Tracks
Locked in the Trunk of a Car

@ = Acoustic

Notes: Beautiful outdoor venue just south of Burlington, VT. I used to have friends that lived in Burlington and we would gather pre and post Phish festivals there. Beautiful city with the mountains and lake. A university town with a liberal attitude and Montreal just a little ways north. The boys seem to be on a "Greatest Hits Tour" since returning to the road. I guess if you're not going to hear Country Day at this venue, it's probably packed away pretty deep by now. C'est la vie.

Highland Bowl - Rochester, NY 07/25/2009

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The Tragically Hip
Highland Bowl
Rochester, NY

Set I
The Depression Suite
In View
Gift Shop
Ahead By A Century
Twist My Arm
Morning Moon
New Orleans Is Sinking
It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken
The Exact Feeling
At The 100th Meridian
Love Is A First

Set II
Thompson Girl@
Coffee Girl@
Wheat Kings@
Springtime In Vienna
Nautical Disaster
Gus: The Polar Bear From Central Park
The Last Recluse
Frozen In My Tracks
My Music At Work
Blow At High Dough

Now The Struggle Has A Name
Little Bones

@ = Acoustic

Harris Park - London, ON 07/23/2009

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The Tragically Hip
Harris Park
London, ON

New Orleans Is Sinking
The Depression Suite
Ahead By A Century
Morning Moon
Coffee Girl@
Wheat Kings@
At the 100th Meridian
Springtime In Vienna
The Last Recluse
In View
Family Band
My Music At Work
Blow At High Dough

Love Is A First
Grace, Too

@ = Acoustic

Notes: I think this is the first time Grace, Too has featured in the encore on this tour. I know NOIS hasn't been a show opener on this tour before tonight. A fairly straight forward and hit heavy show, typical of a one set concert. The band has been off for a couple of weeks as well, so a nice way to ease back into things. I believe this was the first of all the shows that was announced way back when. It sounds as if the weather held, a nice treat for those in attendance. Funny how The Hip can pull that off, eh?

Tragically Hip US Fall Tour Dates

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As The Hip get ready to resume their 2009 tour at Harris Park in London, ON tomorrow, they have released some more US tour dates. Vegas Baby!!!

We Are The Same
Hi Folks, We are happy to announce the dates for our US Fall Tour.

10/15/09 Albany, NY - Empire Centre At The Egg
10/16/09 Pittsburgh, PA - Byham Theater
10/17/09 Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
10/19/09 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10/21/09 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
10/23/09 Dallas, TX - House of Blues Dallas
10/24/09 Houston, TX - House of Blues Houston
10/25/09 Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
10/28/09 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
10/30/09 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
11/01/09 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
11/03/09 Saint Paul, MN - O'Shaughnessy
11/06/09 Salamanca, NY - Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel
11/07/09 Syracuse, NY - Landmark Theatre Lobby

For Registered Users of, the following Pre-Sale Dates and times apply:

July 22 @ 10:00am for Dallas, TX - House of Blues Dallas
July 22 @ 10:00am for Houston, TX - House of Blues Houston
July 22 @ 10:00am for Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
July 28 @ 10:00am for Albany, NY - Empire Centre At The Egg
Aug 10 @ 10:00am for Pittsburgh, PA - Byham Theater

All Pre-Sale times are listed as local time. Ticket links and passwords will appear at at the designated time for Registered Users.

Public Onsale information and full show details are listed on the Shows page at

A reminder that we have several more shows to play this summer plus the Canadian and European Fall Tours already up and on sale.

For all things hip please visit or become our friends on facebook or myspace.

Look Forward to seeing everyone out on the road.

The Hip


Tragically Hip Tour Stat Pack Vol. 3

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v.3 Stats are from 04/24/2009 - 07/02/2009 (40 shows)

We Are the Same

Total Plays:

1. The Last Recluse (40) - Never missed. 22 first sets, 17 second sets, 1 encore. Who are you? Drop me a line if you've got something to say. or add a comment anywhere you like.
T2. The Depression Suite (39) - Only show not played was 4/29/2009. 33 first set appearances. 23 of 40 shows have opened with this masterpiece.
T2. Now the Struggle has a Name(39) - After missing the Danforth show it has been a constant part of the rotation. 14 first sets, 18 second sets, 7 encores. 8 of the last 9 shows it has appeared in the 2nd set.
4. Morning Moon (38) - 32 of 38 have come in the first set including the last 13 shows in a row.
5. Love Is A First (35) - All but 4 have been in the first set. The last 12 shows have seen it open the 1st set 3 times, close it 8 times and encored once.
6. Coffee Girl (32) - 12 first sets, 13 second sets and 1 encore. 5 of the last 12 have been acoustic, the only WATS song to feature in this portion so far.
7. Frozen In My Tracks (29) - Didn't show up in the set list until 4/29/2009 making Frozen the last song to be played live on this tour from WATS. It has been played in 15 straight shows dating back to June 6, 2009. 5 first sets, 13 second sets, 11 encores.
8. Honey, Please (15) - 3 of the last 12????
9. Queen of the Furrows (14) - "This song is picking up momentum". That was my quote from the last Stat Pack. 2 of 12 since then. Oops.
10. The Exact Feeling (12) - Last 3 playings have all come in the first set after having never appeared in the first set before the June 17th show.
11. Speed River (11) - Speed River has froze over. 0 for the last 15.
12. Country Day (7) - I guess it was swimming in the Speed River when it froze over. Already a rarity. Too bad.

Notes: There's a real drop off from the top 7 songs by number of playings to the bottom 5. I understand there is always going to be a discrepancy, but some of these gaps are huge for such a new album. I think what surprises me the most is the quality of the songs in the lower tier. I realize this is all subjective, but I think Queen of the Furrows, Country Day and Honey Please are all top shelf Hip material. There's nothing wrong with Speed River or Exact Feeling, but there's nothing great about them either. I feel the same way about Frozen and Love Is A First.


Total Appearances (non WATS songs)

New Orleans Is Sinking - 33
In View - 31
Ahead By A Century - 27
Poets - 27
Courage - 26
My Music at Work - 26
Bobcaygeon - 25
Gift Shop - 22
Grace, too - 22
Fireworks - 21
Fully Completely - 21
Blow at High Dough - 20
Nautical Disaster - 20
Springtime In Vienna - 20
Family Band - 18
Yer Not the Ocean - 18
At the Hundredth Meridian - 16
Escape is at Hand for the Travelin' Man - 14
Locked in the Trunk of a Car - 13
Wheat Kings - 13
Little Bones - 12
Twist My Arm - 12
Fiddler's Green - 11
It's a Good Life if You Don't Weaken - 11
Tiger the Lion - 11
Lonely End of the Rink - 10
Thompson Girl - 10
Gus: The Polar Bear from Central Park - 9
Scared - 9
Don't Wake Daddy - 8
Drop Off, The - 8
Throwing Off Glass - 8
Dire Wolf, The - 7
Flamenco - 7
It Can't Be Nashville Every Night - 7
Puttin' Down - 7
Boots or Hearts - 6
Dark Canuck, The - 6
Pigeon Camera - 6
Yawning or Snarling - 6
Bear, The - 5
Eldorado - 5
Fifty Mission Cap - 5
Three Pistols - 5
Thugs - 5
Inevitability of Death - 4
Rules, The - 4
Save the Planet - 4
Are We Family - 3
Daredevil - 3
Goodnight Josephine - 3
Greasy Jungle - 3
If New Orleans is Beat - 3
Lake Fever - 3
Toronto #4 - 3
An Inch an Hour - 2
Emperor Penguin - 2
On the Verge - 2
Something On - 2
Titanic Terrarium - 2
As Makeshift As We Are - 1
Completists, The - 1
Long Time Running - 1
Opiated - 1
Stay - 1
World Container - 1


Encore Appearances

24 different songs have been played in the encore:

Blow at High Dough - 16
Frozen in my Tracks - 11
Little Bones - 7
New Orleans is Sinking - 7
Now the Struggle Has a Name - 7
Dark Canuck, The - 5
Locked in the Trunk of a Car - 4
Fifty Mission Cap - 3
Tiger the Lion - 3
It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken - 2
On the Verge - 2
Ahead By A Century - 1
At the Hundredth Meridian - 1
Coffee Girl - 1
Country Day - 1
Don't Wake Daddy - 1
Emperor Penguin - 1
Escape is at Hand for the Travelin' Man - 1
Exact Feeling, The - 1
Last Recluse, The - 1
Love Is A First - 1
Throwing Off Glass - 1
Yawning or Snarling - 1
Yer Not the Ocean - 1


Acoustic Appearances

21 different songs have made up the acoustic portion of the show:

Wheat Kings* - 13
Fiddler's Green* - 11
Thompson Girl* - 10
Coffee Girl - 9
Courage - 9
Scared* - 9
My Music at Work - 7
Boots or Hearts* - 6
Flamenco - 6
Ahead By A Century - 5
Bear, The* - 5
Fireworks - 5
Rules, The* - 4
Are We Family* - 3
Bobcaygeon - 3
If New Orleans Is Beat* - 3
Toronto #4* - 3
An Inch an Hour* - 2
Greasy Jungle - 2
Lake Fever - 2
Titanic Terrarium* - 2

* = Only setlist appearances have been in acoustic portion.

First Set Openers

Depression Suite, The - 23
Love Is A First - 8
Honey Please - 4
Last Recluse, The - 4
Now the Struggle has a Name - 1

WATS up first. I'm still holding out for that Last of the Unplucked Gems opener. Still waiting....

First Set Closers

13 different songs have sent you off for a piss and some beer. Smoke 'em if ya got 'em!

Love Is A First - 19
Depression Suite, The - 5
Now the Struggle has a Name - 3
Country Day - 2
Springtime In Vienna - 2
Blow at High Dough -1
Escape Is at Hand for the Travelin' Man - 1
Fifty Mission Cap - 1
Frozen In My Tracks - 1
Last Recluse, The - 1
New Orleans Is Sinking - 1
Tiger the Lion - 1
Three Pistols - 1

We live to survive our Paradoxes. Huh!

Second Set Closers

Only 8 different songs have been awarded this coveted spot with Fully Completely being the latest song to join the list, deservedly so.

My Music at Work - 16
Locked in the Trunk of a Car - 5
New Orleans is Sinking - 6
Blow at High Dough - 3
Little Bones - 5
Poets - 2
Fully Completely - 1
Three Pistols - 1



- 989 songs have been played total
- 24.7 songs per concert on average
- 310 songs from We Are the Same
- 679 songs from the rest of the albums

Totals By Album

31.3% We Are the Same - 310 songs played -0.1%
10.8% Phantom Power - 107 songs played -0.2%
10.6% Fully Completely - 105 songs played +0.8%
8.7% World Container - 86 songs played +0.1%
8.4% Trouble at the Henhouse - 83 songs played +0.5%
7.7% Day For Night - 76 songs played -0.1%
6.1% Up to Here - 60 songs played +0.5%
5.8% Music @ Work - 57 songs played -1.0%
4.3% Road Apples - 43 songs played +0.1%
3.2% In Violet Light - 32 songs played -0.1%
2.6% In Between Evolution - 26 songs played -0.4%
0.0% The Tragically Hip - Zero, Nada, Nil

Percentages of Albums Played...

100% We Are the Same - 12/12
75.0% Phantom Power - 9/12
71.4% Day For Night - 10/14
66.7% Fully Completely - 8/12
57.1% Music @ Work - 8/14
54.5% World Container - 6/11
50.0% Road Apples - 6/12
46.2% In Between Evolution - 6/13
41.7% Trouble at the Henhouse - 5/12
36.3% In Violet Light - 4/11
36.3% Up to Here - 4/11
0.00% The Tragically Hip - See above



The Depression Suite, Coffee Girl, Morning Moon, The Last Recluse, Love Is A First, Now the Struggle Has A Name, Frozen In My Tracks, and of course New Orleans is Sinking have all been played every show for the last 12. These 8 songs alone accounted for nearly one third of ALL songs played over that span.

Trouble at the Henhouse jumped Day for Night in the total songs standings on the strop performances of both Gift Shop and Springtime In Vienna which have been played 8/12 and 9/12 respectively. Day for Night was hurt by the band's abandonment of Greasy Jungle, Inevitability of Death and Yawning or Snarling. Those 3 songs combined for a total of 1 playing over the same period.

Music @ Work is another album that has been more or less abandoned compared to its early tour appearances. It had 10 playings total during the last 12 shows; 8 for MMAW and 2 for Tiger the Lion. By comparison, M@W was represented with the playing of 8 different songs for a total of 24 songs in the first 12 shows of the tour.

Fully Completely had the most songs played over the past 12 shows with 37 slots total. Despite the increase in volume from the album, some songs were dropped completely from this last run. Eldorado, 50 Mission Cap and Pigeon Camera had all but disappeared with the increase coming with the saturation on the set lists with songs like Courage, 11/12; Wheat Kings, 7/12; and Fully Completely, 9/12.

We Are the Same continues to lead the way and is holding steady at just over 30% of all songs played. The weight of the playing has really shifted with the top 6 songs getting 72% of all plays. The top 7 songs account for 81% of all WATS plays, meaning Queen of the Furrows, Country Day, Speed River, The Exact Feeling and Honey Please have only been played 58 times between them.

Top Ten Longest No-Shows:

These songs have all been played this tour, but not in a while...

9. Goodnight Josephine: 26 shows (May 15)
9. Something On: 26 shows (May 15)
8. Emperor Penguin: 27 shows (May 14)
7. Are We Family: 28 shows (May 12)
6. Greasy Jungle: 29 shows (May 11)
5. Long Time Running: 31 shows (May 8)
4. The Completists: 32 shows (May 7)
3. World Container: 36 shows (Apr 29)
2. As Makeshift As We Are: 38 shows (Apr 27)
1. Stay: 39 shows (Apr 24)

Thanks for reading. Be good out there.


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European Dates + Denver, CO

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The Tragically Hip have finally announced their official European tour dates for the fall of 2009. They are as follows...

11/22/2009 Luxor: Cologne, DE
11/23/2009 Effenaar: Eindhoven, NL
11/25/2009 Oosterpoort: Groningen, Holland
11/26/2009 Tivoli: Utrecht, Holland
11/27/2009 Paradiso: Amsterdam, Holland
11/29/2009 Ancienne Belgique: Brussels, Belgium
11/30/2009 Forum: London, GB
12/02/2009 Academy 3: Manchester, GB
12/03/2009 The Garage: Glasgow, GB
12/04/2009 The Village: Dublin, IE

There is also a Ticketmaster listing for the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO on 11/01/2009.

Here's a to one of my favorite music sites, Jambase, and their review of The Hip's show at The Fillmore in San Francisco on 06/13/2009.

Tragically Hip Pull Our of Virginfest

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Here's the press release:

HALIFAX, July 3 /CNW/ - Due to a serious family medical issue The Tragically Hip will regrettably be unable to perform at this year's Virgin Festival Nova Scotia on July 4th in Halifax at Citadel Hill. Virgin Festival sends their best wishes to the band. Virgin Festival Nova Scotia will still go ahead as planned, but for free.

"Our thoughts are with The Tragically Hip right now," says Andrew Bridge, director of Virgin Festivals. "The Virgin Festival will still go ahead as planned at Citadel Hill on July 4 - but now it will be free to anyone and everyone. We continue to have an amazing line-up and it's sure to be a fantastic day. We invite everyone to come along and enjoy the festival - but be sure to come early so you're guaranteed a spot."

Virgin Festival will be reimbursing all current paying ticket holders and guaranteeing their entry. All internet and phone purchases through Ticket Atlantic will be automatically reimbursed to credit card - no action is necessary. All other refunds including purchases made in person or through Future Shop and will be available at the Metro Centre Box Office as of Tuesday, July 7 for all purchased Virgin Festival tickets.

Virgin Festival attendees are also encouraged to bring along a non-perishable food item or cash donation to the Parker Street Food Bank. All donations will be collected at the Festival gates.

Entry for non-ticket holders is subject to capacity.

Revised Set Times:

9:30 p.m. The Offspring
7:50 p.m. Metric
6:40 p.m. Dinosaur Jr.
5:35 p.m. Handsome Furs
4:40 p.m. Hey Rosetta!
3:50 p.m. Plants & Animals
3:10 p.m. Arkells
2:30 p.m. In-Flight Safety
1:55 p.m. Dog Day
1:00 p.m. Gates Open

Story from the Chronicle Herald

Mile One Centre - St. John's, NL 07/02/2009

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The Tragically Hip
Mile One Centre
St. John's, NL

Set I

The Depression suite
Twist My Arm
Ahead By A Century
Gift Shop
The Dire Wolf
Morning Moon
Fully Completely
The Last Recluse
Love is a First

Set II

Wheat Kings@
My Music at Work@
Fiddler's Green@
Springtime In Vienna
Coffee Girl
Now the Struggle Has a Name
In View
Nautical Disaster
Frozen In My Tracks
New Orleans Is Sinking

Yer Not the Ocean
Blow at High Dough

@ = Acoustic

Notes: Both Frozen In My Tracks and Springtime In Vienna have been on really solid runs lately. I guess the band just gets to a point where certain song start to really get them off. If they're having fun, we'll be having fun. I think this is the first time we've seen Yer Not the Ocean in the encore slot this tour. A nice touch. The first set was pretty standard. The surprises are coming farther and farther apart and the "Bag of Songs" is getting smaller.

What Is Up?

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Hey Hipheads!

Well the boys have crossed the country coast-to-coast over the last week and a bit, from Victoria, BC to St. John's, NL where they are playing tonight. I am preparing Vol. 3 of the Tragically Hip Tour Stat Pack and will post it on Sunday so it includes everything through the July 4th Halifax, NS show.

The Hip will have almost 3 weeks off after Halifax until their July 23rd show at Harris Park in London, ON. The London show begins an 8 show mini leg that will take them into the US, up to northern Ontario and across to Saskatchewan, Alberta & BC. Not all of these shows will be 2 sets as some are a part of a festival. The Highland Bowl in Rochester is a beautiful little venue if you want to see this band in America, outdoors without Canada's stupid "Beer Garden" rules.

I will be adding content even without the shows going on. I will add a few stories of trips past, and some other tidbit you may or may not find interesting. In the meantime, I just got back from a two show Phish run down south. You can check out my trip report over at mrjackstrawSays...Part I | Part II


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