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More Tragically Hip tickets go on sale Tuesday

The Tragically Hip says more tickets for their highly anticipated tour will be released on Tuesday after the popular Canadian band revamped the show's design to allow for more seating.

Shows across Canada sold out in seconds after the band announced lead singer Gord Downie has cancer

Gord Downie, the revered lead singer and primary songwriter of iconic Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

The Tragically Hip says more tickets for their highly-anticipated tour will be released on Tuesday after the popular Canadian band revamped the show's design to allow for additional seating.

There will be a two-ticket limit, and tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. local time in cities across the country.

The announcement comes after "overwhelming demand" for the band's Man Machine Poem tour when news broke that lead singer Gord Downie has terminal cancer.

Many fans hoping to grab tickets to the farewell tour were by turns disappointed and frustrated, with tickets selling out quickly then appearing minutes later at a massive markup on resale sites.

The Hip are scheduled to play in the following cities on the following dates:

  • Victoria: July 22
  • Vancouver: July 24 and July 26
  • Edmonton: July 28 and July 30
  • Calgary: Aug. 1 and Aug. 3
  • Winnipeg: Aug. 5
  • London, Ont.: Aug. 8
  • Toronto: Aug. 10, Aug. 12 and Aug. 14
  • Hamilton: Aug. 16
  • Ottawa: Aug. 18
  • Kingston: Aug. 20

Downie was diagnosed with an aggressive, incurable form of cancer called glioblastoma in December and has since undergone surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

"Since then, obviously, he's endured a lot of difficult times, and he has been fighting hard," the band said in their letter to fans. "In privacy along with his family, and through all of this, we've been standing by him."

The official release of the band's Man Machine Poem album happens on Friday.

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