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Strictly Hip :: Concert & Book Launch Event

Tralf Music Hall
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A very cool and unique evening for Tragically Hip fans! This very special event features a live interview with author Michael Barclay followed by a concert performance with The Strictly Hip.

It’s the book you’ve been waiting for: The Never-Ending Present is the first comprehensive biography of the Tragically Hip, telling the full story from their first basement practices to their equally tragic and triumphant final tour.

Michael Barclay is a co-author of Have Not Been the Same who wrote extensively about the Hip's final tour for Maclean's magazine in the summer and fall of 2016. This unauthorized book draws from more than 80 new interviews with managers, producers, peers and friends to tell the story not only of this band, but of many bands: cover bands, opening bands, aging bands, Canadian bands. A story of poetry and performance, of dealing with disease and of seeking reconciliation, of dance and its disappearance. A story about how a country sees itself in song and otherwise. A story about a show watched by 11 million Canadians, and 33 years of reasons why all those people watched in the first place.

Barclay will read excerpts from his book and be interviewed on stage by Amber Healy, followed by a performance by The Strictly Hip.

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