The Tragically Hip's final concert was an emotional farewell for Canadians.
The rock band's lead singer, Gord Downie, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in December, so the band launched its farewell tour over the summer and played its last concert Saturday night.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended the show and said the band wrote "Canada's soundtrack."
The final show, played in Kingston, Ontario, lasted almost three hours and was aired live.
Those of us in the U.S. might never fully understand the Hip.
There is a Canadianness that runs through them to the point where new citizens should be given a Tragically Hip CD after they take the oath.
But this might be the best way to explain it.
Here's one of the band's biggest hits, "Ahead by a Century."
On behalf of Canadians, I thank Gord Downie and the Hip for their decades of service to Canadian music. Forever in our hearts and playlists.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) August 21, 2016
In the U.S. on the same night, Pearl Jam played a tribute to the Hip in Chicago.