Gord downie massey hall

Gord Downie makes surprise appearance at Toronto concert

Blue Rodeo's Toronto concert at Massey Hall last night got a whole lot cooler when a surprise guest showed up to help sing the band's massive hit "We Are lost Together."

The show was already a good one with the Sadies doing opening duties for the night, but when a denim-clad Gord Downie strolled on stage and gave every band member a hug and a kiss, the crowd really went wild.

Social media channels also erupted following the surprise appearance.

He may not have sung as much as the rest of the band and had what appears to be a sheet of paper with the lyrics in front of him, but the power of the presence of the Tragically Hip front man who announced he had be diagnosed with terminal brain cancer last year was plenty.

You can watch entire six-minute performance below.

Lead photo by


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Music

Ja Rule gives Toronto the Fyre Festival treatment at '90s nostalgia concert

The Rex is Toronto's listening room and community space for jazz lovers

Shawn Mendes announces world tour with no Toronto dates and people are confused

Brampton rapper Tory Lanez trends on Twitter as fans wonder if he's going to jail

Angry ticketholders left seeking refunds after artists bail from music fest near Toronto

University students in Toronto can soon take a new class about Drake

These neighbourhoods in Toronto could become music and entertainment hubs

This Certified Lover Boy emoji generator is way too much fun to play with