Buoyed by that, they’re among the uniquely talented acts whose deep cuts get as rapturous a reception as the hits. Twitter Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin’ Man (From Phantom Power) Advertisement The band are Canadian icons, but it wasn’t just name-checking hockey players and smaller dots on maps of the country that got them there. A lot of that can be chalked up to raucous live performances sharpened to a wicked edge by years of touring and anchored by Downie’s maniacal pacing and off-the-cuff monologues. Advertisement The tour announced by The Tragically Hip shortly after the band confirmed singer Gordon Downie’s brain cancer diagnosis kicks off in Victoria, B.C. Friday night. Login/Register With: There’s an argument to be made that this touching song about friends made on the road is the band’s best jam. A steady beat, an easily shouted chorus and a few guitar-borne whale sounds carry the lovely lyrics. Strapping on the guitar tends to anchor Downie to the stage, but his frenetic energy remains in this 2006 performance at The Phoenix in Toronto.
October 15, 2019