Nickelback Pair Get Lost in a Moment With Tragically Hip’s ‘Ahead By a Century’
Here's a video that's got plenty of feels, especially for Canadian music lovers. Nickelback's Chad Kroeger and Ryan Peake found themselves looking to kill some time and let the video roll on an impromptu cover of The Tragically Hip's "Ahead By a Century."
"Being on tour can be a game of hurry and wait. Sometimes waiting around to take the stage is just plain torturous. And other times The Tragically Hip pops into your head and you get lost in a moment that makes it all better. This will always be a favourite! #AheadByACentury," stated the introductory comment by the band.
The clip is far from being a fully produced piece, but that's part of the charm. Peake breaks out the acoustic guitar and joins Kroeger, who appears to be signing photos or documents during the track, singing the Tragically Hip staple.
Tragically Hip were one of Canada's most beloved and biggest bands, with a pair of diamond selling albums. They decided to give fans one final tour in 2016 after singer Gord Downie had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in December of 2015. The tour finale was broadcast nationally across Canada. Downie passed away on Oct. 17 of 2017 at the age of 53.
Nickelback have a bit of a break before returning to the road. The band kicks off a European leg of the "Feed the Machine" tour May 3 in Glasgow. See dates and details for the run here.
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