The Tragically Hip – Tickets – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC – November 12th, 2012

The Tragically Hip

The Tragically Hip

Mon 11/12/12

7:00 pm

The Tragically Hip would like to offer their fans a free download of their new single “At Transformation” with every ticket purchased online.

The Tragically Hip - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
The Tragically Hip
It started making sense the night of the Bobcaygeon show last summer.


The Tragically Hip and I had already recorded 4-songs that spring at their studio in Kingston, a bit piecemeal, a little slow off the start and I was still looking for the magic, that something extra to make the new record special...


But that night as they hit the stage and hit their stride it became clear to me....they are a killer live band...


I'm overstating the obvious but I guess spending so
much time tucked away in the studio trying to perfect
the "unperfectable" (not a word) I think I lost sight of what the essence of this band is...The energy of connectivity...the five of them together...each providing his pulse to the flow...each playing off the other as no other band can.


The Tragically Hip have made great records their whole career and they've made many memories on nights like this....the moon shining, the crowd screaming, the songs one after the other, familiar yet reborn in the moment...


I hadn't seen the Hip since their run at Massey Hall in Toronto a few years ago and maybe I had forgotten this while we were tracking each of them separately at the Bathouse that spring...


But now my job was clear.....channel this energy...let them play together...a living organism honed by the years.


We changed tack and retooled and found a studio able to house the five guys with their inimitable style and blasted through 14-songs in two weeks....there was the magic, there was the essence, every moment charged with the energy of connectivity no chance to over-think or worse....with a few finishing touches back at the Bathouse and a mix week in NYC the record was done....


Now For Plan A is the new Tragically Hip record due out October 2 2012.
Venue Information:
9:30 Club
815 V St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
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