Sports & Recreation • Posted by OttawaStart Staff on October 23, 2004

The Canadian Football League (CFL) today announced that the “greatest band in the land”, Canada’s own The Tragically Hip will take centre field at the 92nd Grey Cup Halftime Show in the Nation’s Capital. 


The critically acclaimed The Tragically Hip have been at the heart of the Canadian music scene for two decades evoking an emotional connection between the artists, their music and their fans that remains unrivaled in this country.  The five-piece group of friends who grew up down the road in Kingston, Ontario, The Hip has achieved the enviable status of beloved band - one that enjoys both mass popularity with over 6 million albums sold in Canada and 11 Juno Awards. 


Their newest release, In Between Evolution, is the sixth Hip record to debut at the #1 chart position, following fan favourites Day For Night (1994), Trouble At The Henhouse (1996), Live Between Us (1997), Phantom Power (1998) and Music @ Work (2000).  During this year’s Grey Cup Halftime Show, CFL fans will be on their feet in the stands and in front of their TV sets for one of Canada’s hardest-working and hardest-rocking bands.


Staging of the Opening Ceremonies, the National Anthem and Halftime Show are being produced by House of Blues Concerts Canada.


To purchase tickets to the Grey Cup 2004 game, or the remaining regular season Renegades home game on October 30 vs Hamilton, call Ticketmaster at 613-755-1166.


The 92nd Grey Cup Game will be held on Sunday, November 21 at Frank Clair Stadium in Ottawa. The Renegades are honoured to host Canada’s premiere sporting festival and event. As an organization, the Renegades hope to put on a show that will be regarded as one of the best Grey Cup festivals ever. In Ottawa, the Kickin’ it in the Capital Grey Cup Festival begins on Wednesday, November 17, featuring celebration events at various locales throughout the city, leading up to the game. For more information on the game, the festival and events, please log on to

Related: Grey Cup Guide...

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