Boston punks, Dropkick Murphys, have announced a livestream performance that should prove massive because not only will they be playing live from Fenway Park, they’ll be joined via video by Bruce Springsteen.
The digital concert, aptly called Streaming Outta Fenway, will go down Friday, May 29th at 6:00 p.m. EDT (11pm BST). Dropkick Murphys themselves will appear live from an empty Fenway Park, marking “the first - and possibly only - time that a band plays on the baseball diamond.”
As a press release notes, “the infield dirt is considered ‘sacred ground’ to baseball fans, but with the baseball season on hold because of COVID-19, an exception has been made for the beloved Boston band.” The event also marks the first music performance without an in-person audience at a major U.S. arena, stadium or ballpark.
After playing one of their own songs, Dropkick will be joined remotely by Springsteen for a collaborative performance of The Boss’ music. Springsteen previously made history at Fenway Park back in 2003 when he became the first musician to perform a ballpark-wide concert at the hallowed venue.
During the livestream, viewers will be encouraged to donate to three charities: the Boston Resiliency Fund, Feeding America, and Habitat for Humanity, Greater Boston.
Please note: All live stream events are subject to change. Not all events listed are live performances by the artist - they also include archived concerts, DJ sets, masterclasses, Q&As and more.
The Dropkick Murphys are a celtic punk band formed in Boston, Massachussets in 1996 who cite their influences as Stiff Little Fingers, The Pogues, The Clash and AC/DC.
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Over 30 years at the top of the rock tree has established 'The Boss' as one of America's musical legends. Despite being best known for his massively popular eighties albums such as 'Born In The USA' and 'Nebraska', he has developed a more mature sound in the last few years with hits like 'The Streets Of Philadelphia' and 'The Ghost Of Tom Joad'. His album 'The Rising', penned as a response to the terrorist attacks on New York, has catapulted him back into the limelight and proves that Bruce was 'Born To Run'.
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