THE HOUR will broadcast a one-hour exclusive performance and intimate interview with The Tragically Hip, Sunday, Oct. 22 at 11 p.m. on CBC Television, and 8 p.m. ET on CBC Newsworld.
Host George Stroumboulopoulos is a veritable encyclopedia of music knowledge. His famous fans include U2’s Bono, who once stated, “George, I am a fan.” Stroumboulopoulos has a slew of high-profile interviews under his belt, including musical artists such as Radiohead, the Sex Pistols, Mariah Carey, Green Day and Snoop Dog.
Taped in front of a live studio audience, Sunday, Oct. 15, THE HOUR Special with The Tragically Hip will feature The Hip’s first public performance of songs from their new album World Container, which will be released two days later on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
The much-anticipated album was produced by Bob Rock, whose extensive credits include Metallica, Bon Jovi, The Cult, Bryan Adams, Simple Plan and The Tea Party.