WATCH: An emotional night for fans and for Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie as the band played the last concert of their farewell tour
The Tragically Hip wrapped up its emotional farewell tour Saturday night, playing in the band’s hometown of Kingston, Ontario, as thousands of people across the country watched the concert broadcast live.
The Hip played in front of a packed house at Kingston’s K-Rock Centre.
CBC broadcast the concert and viewing parties were held across the country.
According to the CBC, 11.7 million people — a third of the country — watched the broadcast.
Frontman Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer, which has made the tour an emotional one for the band and fans of the iconic Canadian band.
At one point, Downie was overcome with emotion and teared up.
He thanked the crowd — and the country — for an incredible tour.
The farewell tour kicked off in Victoria in July, one of 15 shows held across the country.