TORONTO, ON – AUG. 10: Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip performing at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto as part of the band’s Man Machine Poem tour. (Marcus Oleniuk/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Celebrating the vibrant tapestry of independent record stores across Canada, The Tragically Hip has been appointed as ambassadors for Record Store Day Canada 2024. This honour coincides with the band’s remarkable 40-year journey in the music industry, marked by a special release of their legendary live set, “Live at CBGB’s.”

Recorded during a pivotal moment in their career, this historic performance at the iconic New York venue in 1993 captures The Tragically Hip in their element, just months after the release of their acclaimed third album, “Fully Completely.” The band treated audiences to a memorable rendition of nearly the entire album, although some songs, such as “Wheat Kings” and “Eldorado,” were deemed unfit for the venue’s ambiance, as revealed in the band’s “Tales from the Hip” newsletter.

Now, “Live at CBGB’s” makes its physical debut exclusively for Record Store Day Canada 2024, available as a 12-inch vinyl in a striking pink hue. For aficionados of the tape era, a limited run of pink cassettes will also be made available at select record stores across Canada and the United States.

Record Store Day 2024 is set to take place on April 20, marking a celebration of the enduring spirit and cultural significance of independent record stores. Joining the ranks of esteemed past ambassadors such as Triumph, the Sheepdogs, and Our Lady Peace, The Tragically Hip’s appointment further underscores their profound impact on Canadian music culture.

Featuring a tracklist that includes beloved hits like “Fully Completely,” “Courage (For Hugh MacLennan),” and “At the Hundredth Meridian,” “Live at CBGB’s” offers fans a captivating glimpse into a defining moment in The Tragically Hip’s illustrious career.