Bruce Springsteen Will Perform With Dropkick Murphys For Empty Fenway Park Concert
via Dropkick Murphys/Facebook
Socially Distanced Gig
Dropkick Murphys are slated to perform for the Streaming Outta Fenway live event which will take place on Friday, May 29 from an empty Fenway Park in Boston at 6 p.m. ES/3 p.m. PST. Longtime friend and fellow rocker Bruce Springsteen will join them remotely for two songs. The performance will be streamed on their Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Twitch pages.
Dropkick Murphys wrote on their Facebook: “That’s right – we are gonna be the first band in HISTORY to play right on the dirt and grass of the infield diamond – and we will be doing it FREE – for YOU, THE BEST FANS IN THE WORLD !!”
They added, “This free live stream will have NO AUDIENCE in the stands…. That’s another first – no band has ever played a full show in an empty sports stadium !! This means you get to take part in this show with your rowdy kids and neighbors right from your own living room or backyard…”
The event aims to raise funds for Boston Resiliency Fund, Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston, and Feeding America.
Lead singer Ken Casey told CNN, “I think that it is somewhat of a symbolic place in regards to how Bostonians think of summertime. I think this was kind of the next best way to let everyone get in and see the park with some activity going on.”
Dropkick Murphys has performed at the same venue before but it was always in front of an audience. It’s also the first time any musician has played on the actual baseball diamond.