Gord Downie during better times
Gord Downie during better times

Tragically Hip Ticketing Scandal Takes A Cheery New Turn

The weird Tragically Hip concert ticket scandal just got weirder.

Toronto City councillor Josh Colle thinks he has the perfect solution to the ticket shortage plaguing the The Hip summer tour: throw a free show at Downsview Park.

Colle, who counts himself amongst the Hip’s legion of fans, told the Star the federal park, which has hosted as many as 450,000 for bands such as the Rolling Stones, provides the perfect venue.

He’s asked the local MP for York Centre, Michael Levitt, as well as the Hip’s management, to consider throwing a free or low-fee concert, to accommodate all the fans who have been unable to get tickets to the band’s shows this summer.

Toronto Metro followed the story up and reached out to the band's management team, Eggplant Entertainment, and tour producer Live Nation for comment but as of this morning there is no response.


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