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Gord Downie to play Halifax concert for Secret Path project

Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie will be performing in Halifax on Nov. 29 on the heels of his recently released Secret Path project.

The album is a set of songs and a graphic novel honouring Chanie Wenjack, a 12-year-old Ojibway boy who died from hunger and exposure after trying to find his way home from a residential school near Kenora, Ont., 50 years ago.

It was announced in May that Downie had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a relatively rare but aggressive and incurable form of brain cancer.

The singer-songwriter then embarked on a cross-country tour with the Tragically Hip this past summer, which culminated in a show broadcast by CBC that had almost 12 million viewers.

Secret Path

A still from the graphic novel Secret Path, written by Gord Downie and illustrated by Jeff Lemire, and inspired by Chanie Wenjack’s story. (courtesy of Simon Schuster)

The Halifax show, announced Tuesday by promoter Sonic Concerts, will be held at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. Tickets will go on sale on Thursday at noon through the Dalhousie Arts Centre and Sonic Concerts’ website. Tickets cost $61, including fees.

Secret Path originated from a collection of poems written by Downie, which evolved into songs. The album, recorded in 2013, was produced by Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew and Dave Hamelin, known for his work with indie rock group the Stills.

Article source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/gord-downie-secret-path-halifax-tragically-hip-1.3851702?cmp=rss