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Published on October 20th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Looking at the Legacy of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip from an Industry Perspective

How successful were the Tragically Hip in Canada? FYIMusicNews.ca reports the following:

Tragically Hip Sales Data to Date for Canada (Via Nielsen Canada)

  • 3.7 million albums
  • 7 #1 albums
  • 1.3 million tracks
  • 128 million on-demand streams

Gord Downie’s solo catalogue:

  • 108,000 albums
  • 30,000 digital tracks
  • 3 million on-demand streams

Concert Ticket Data (Via Pollstar)

Although the Hip played well over a thousand gigs, there are official box office reports from just 164 shows. For those concerts, the Hip sold 1.4 million tickets and grossed more than $67 million.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker.

In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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