Canadian rockers the Tragically Hip are playing a show at the Babcock Theatre on Dec. 3.
For their 13th studio album “Now for Plan A,” due to be released in October, the Tragically Hip have shaken up their sound, asking producer Gavin Brown to step into the shoes of Bob Rock, who produced their last two albums.
Formed in 1983 in Kingston, Ontario, the Tragically Hip came together with childhood friends Langois, Gordon Downie (vocals), Bobby Baker (guitar), Gord Sinclair (bass) and Johnny Fay (drums) focusing on making a name for themselves in the local scene during the mid-'80s.
An intense live act helped the Tragically Hip to become an institution in Canada, where nine of their albums have reached No. 1. They have also received numerous Canadian music awards, including 14 Juno Awards. They headlined the Squalmish Festival in Vancouver this past summer and continue to tour heavily worldwide behind their distinctive pop-rock sound.