THE TRAGICALLY HIP ANNOUNCE THEIR FIRST STANDALONE LIVE ALBUM IN 25 YEARS, LIVE AT THE ROXY, SET TO RELEASE ON JUNE 24

FEATURING THE FAN FAVOURITE KILLER WHALE TANK VERSION OF “NEW ORLEANS IS SINKING”

RELEASE LIVE AT THE ROXY RECORDING OF “SHE DIDN’T KNOW” AS FIRST TRACK OFF THE ALBUM

The Tragically Hip announced they will be releasing Live At The Roxy worldwide as a standalone live album on June 24 through Universal Music Canada. Prior to its inclusion on the Road Apples 30th Anniversary Deluxe package last year, the 15-song concert had not been publicly available and was a sought-after show for the bootleggers and diehard fans. Now, this legendary recording is available digitally for the first time and as a standalone 2 LP vinyl album and a single CD. Pre-order and pre-save the album HERE. Today’s announcement is celebrated with the release of the live version of “She Didn’t Know,” offering a glimpse into the vibrant improvisation and intimate commentary of the entire album. The track is available to stream/buy here.

Originally recorded on May 3, 1991, at the iconic Los Angeles venue for a Westwood One radio show, only 40 minutes of the set was broadcasted on air at the time, making the full recording that much more in demand. This renowned concert saw the band at peak performance and is considered one of the best live shows from any rock band of the era. Reminiscing on the night and what made this show particularly special for the band, bassist Gord Sinclair recalls:

“I remember the Roxy show like it was yesterday. We had spent a year on the road before recording Road Apples and got right back in the saddle when we finished. The new tunes worked great live and by the time we got to LA we were firing on all pistons.”

Live At The Roxy is the second standalone live record for the band and it’s been 25 years since their first, Live Between Us, released in 1997. With all tracks completely remastered in 2021 by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in Nashville, the album features the fan-favourite “Killer Whale Tank” version of “New Orleans Is Sinking.” The nine-minute track is characterized by a mid-song story from the late frontman Gord Downie about a job cleaning an aquarium and inadvertently causing friction between the two whales held in the tank, fact or fiction, fans listen in wonderment. The captivating adlibbing throughout the entirety of the record creates the experience for the listener and as Sinclair describes:

“a great show is something you just have to experience to understand. The magic stays with you. Listening back 30 years later and I’m transported to that hot, sweaty, and very special night. The band was tight and unstoppable. Great crowd, great venue. Together we took things to another level.”

 The Tragically Hip fans brought this release to fruition after countless requests for the deep-cut versions of some of the band’s most celebrated songs. Live At The Roxy offers a timeless experience of this sensational night as never before released. The striking album artwork is sequential to the Road Apples 30th Anniversary Deluxe art sure to be a favourite of any collection.

Live At The Roxy, Los Angeles May 3rd, 1991 Track listing:       

Tracklisting: CD/Digital

  1. Little Bones
  2. She Didn’t Know
  3. Twist My Arm
  4. Highway Girl
  5. Cordelia
  6. Trickle Down
  7. The Luxury
  8. Three Pistols
  9. Fight
  10. I Believe in You (Or I’ll Be Leaving You Tonight)
  11. New Orleans is Sinking
  12. On The Verge
  13. Long Time Running
  14. Blow At High Dough
  15. All Canadian Surf Club

Tracklisting Vinyl

Side 1

Little Bones

She Didn’t Know

Twist My Arm

Highway Girl

Side 2

Cordelia

Trickle Down

The Luxury

Three Pistols

Fight

Side 3

I’ll Believe in You (Or I’ll Be Leaving You Tonight)

New Orleans is Sinking

On The Verge

Side 4

Long Time Running

Blow At High Dough

All Canadian Surf Club

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