Hipper by the minute

More tickets released for Saturday Tragically Hip concert

Was your Saturday going to be tragically un-hip after missing out on tickets to see Gord and the gang?

With only three days to go until they kick off their Now for Plan A tour, the Tragically Hip have released an extra 158 tickets for Cranbrook – and 100 are left as of Tuesday afternoon.

Jill Henderson, events and marketing manager for Cranbrook Leisure Services, said every artist books a certain amount of tickets for a variety of purposes, and as the show draws nearer, they release a few as they become available. Those tickets can be earmarked for stage positioning, or the artists had planned to have friends and family attend.

The seats are at the second pricing level, available for $80.25 and Henderson promises they are not nosebleed seats – ticket buyers will get the full Hip experience. They are in the arena seats, not on the floor. The tickets are available at the Western Financial Place box office.

The Tragically Hip chose Cranbrook to launch their next tour after releasing their album Now for Plan A in October.

The seminal Canadian band has been around since the ’80s, releasing 13 studio albums.