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Tragically Hip teams up with Bullfrog Power for upcoming tour

Canadian leg of Tragically Hip's upcoming Fully and Completely tour will be powered by renewable energy

PHOTO The Tragically Hip

PHOTO The Tragically Hip

TORONTO—The Canadian leg of the Tragically Hip’s upcoming Fully and Completely tour will be fully and completely sustainable, thanks to a partnership with Bullfrog Power Inc.

Bullfrog Power, which sources renewable energy from about a dozen sources across Canada, will work with its partner power providers to put 100 per cent green electricity onto the grid to match the power consumption of each of the band’s shows.

The Tragically Hip will play 17 shows in Canada during the tour.

Bullfrog Power has provided renewable energy for The Hip since 2007, and lead singer Gord Downie became one of the company’s first residential customers in 2005.

“Gord Downie is an inspiring musician and incredible supporter of the work that Bullfrog Power has been doing over the years to grow green energy in Canada,” Bullfrog Power vice-president Josephine Coombe said in a statement. “By bullfrogpowering (its) tour, the Tragically Hip (is) taking a really important step to make our vision of a renewably powered future for all Canadians a reality.”

In the past year alone, Bullfrog Power has worked with a variety of artists, including the Sam Roberts Band and the Sheepdogs, as well as the 2014 JUNO Awards.

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