The Tragically Hip kicks off its Man Machine Poem tour across Canada tomorrow, but many fans were left ticketless and angry in May when shows immediately sold out and resale value skyrocketed into the thousands of dollars. Today, the band announced that it will try to rectify some of these complaints by releasing more tickets at each show through a lottery system.
According to the band’s Facebook post, one ticket lottery will happen for each show on the tour and there will be 50 winners for every show. Winners will then be given the chance to buy a pair of tickets to the show and must purchase them at the venue’s box office the day of the show between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Lotteries will close at 11 a.m. on the day of the show. Fans can enter the ticket lottery on the Tragically Hip’s website now.
CBC will be airing a live broadcast of the Tragically Hip’s final tour date in Kingston, Ont., on Aug. 20 at 8:30 p.m. ET. We will also stream the show on CBC Music and CBC Music’s YouTube channel. Radio listeners can tune in on CBC Radio One and CBC Radio 2.
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