Saskatoon pays tribute to The Tragically Hip

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a fan since he was a teenager, was at the concert, wearing a black Tragically Hip T-shirt.

"It's a national event, it's our second Canada Day, that's what's bringing me out".

It was expected to be the Hip's last concert after frontman Gord Downie revealed earlier this year that he has terminal brain cancer.

Here are audience-shot videos captured by KINGSTON 360 DOTCOM from the final show Saturday at Rogers K-Rock Centre. Tickets had sold out within minutes.

On Saturday, CBC took time out of their Olympics programming to broadcast the final concert of one of Canada's best-loved bands - and millions across the country tuned in.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has said Downie had "been writing Canada's soundtrack for more than 30 years", was at the show.

The band responded with a 15-date tour that wrapped up Saturday night in its home town of Kingston, Ontario.

The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie announces he has been diagnosed with inoperable cancer. "I'm a very strong type of person, but I have a little bit of grace in there".

April 3, 2005: The Tragically Hip is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards in Winnipeg. There will be no further statements on the matter, the Hip says, only music. Their well- known lyrics often make intrinsically Canadian references, such as to the 1972 hockey series between Canada and the Soviet Union.

In addition to those watching at home, many fans held viewing parties across Canada. "Forever in our hearts and playlists", the PM wrote.

'He's going to be looking good for about at least 12 more years. That night, he was singing a final good bye to the legions of fans that have been with them since the beginning. But instead of mourning or quietly bowing out of music, he and the rest of the band - Rob Baker, Gord Sinclair, Johnny Fay and Paul Langlois - took the chance to launch a final tour to celebrate their nearly 20-year career.

Trudeau could be seen in the audience nodding and mouthing "thank you". For the Pedestrian Sunday edition, the band plays three-song mini-sets on the hour outside Augusta Ave. for free to passers-by.

Moments after cameras witnessed Downie hugging and kissing his bandmates backstage, the group launched into "Fifty Mission Cap", followed by "Courage (for Hugh MacLennan)", "Wheat Kings" and "At the Hundredth Meridian", all off the album "Fully Completely".

The show was closed out by fan favourite "Ahead By A Century".

They then embraced, stood arm-in-arm as the crowd roared, and walked off stage.



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